March, April, May
Spring flowers such as bluebells and primroses start to bloom. You will see lambs out in the fields and even mad March hares boxing.
June, July, August
Hay meadows are at their best in the summer. Walking festivals, sheepdog trials, valley and village shows abound. During the school holidays of late July and August lots of family-friendly events happen across the National Park. A particularly busy week is National Parks Week at the end of July. In August, the heather turns the moorland purple.
September, October, November
This is a great time to spot red squirrels gathering food for the winter. In the woods, you can see the aspen trees turn bright yellow. Wild Cheviot goats begin to rut and migrant birds arrive for a pit stop on their way south from the Arctic.
December, January, February
Clear winter skies are a brilliant time to go stargazing. In the woods, bright red holly berries appear. Wintering wildfowl settle in on the loughs along Hadrian’s Wall. In February snowdrops herald the start of spring.