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Explore our beautiful park on foot


Walking at Steel Rigg near Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland National Park.

Walkers enjoy the scenic route at Steel Rigg on Hadrian’s Wall.

Take a relaxing stroll to walk off that tasty pub lunch or stride out on a long-distance moorland trail across Northumberland National Park. The choice is yours. Scroll down to see our Walking Map and find the perfect walk for you.

For a selection of the best walks involving a stop off for a cuppa or the perfect place for a picnic, check out Tea Room and Picnic Walks.

Our wide skies, dramatic views and glorious history will make any route more than “a walk in the park”. You have more than 900 km (600 miles) of waymarked footpaths and bridleways to choose from.

First steps for beginners

If you’re unsure about navigating and hiking, come along to one of our Volunteer Guided Walks (scheduled from April to October). Alternatively, head out by yourself with one of our favourite walk routes, listed on the map below.

There are an excellent selection of Mid Tyne Walks leaflets you can find by clicking here.

Have a look at our Walking Checklist if you’re setting out on your own.

Getting advice

Our staff at the Walltown Visitor Centre can tailor routes to suit you. You can also get information on the weather, public transport, path changes, the location of car parks, and details on accommodation, as well as all sorts of maps, leaflets and books to help plan your walk.

Click these links for advice on Countryside Access and Rights of Way.

Guided Walks in Northumberland

Footsteps Northumberland – Offer guided walks throughout the year taking in the  Northumberland National Park and the Northumberland Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Prices and times vary.

North East Guides – Have a programme of guided walks in Northumberland all year round.

Shepherds Walks – Offer self-led walks, guided walks, courses, events and walking holidays.

Cheviot Walks – Have a wide range of self-led walks in the National Park available for download on their website.

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Planning in the National Park

Northumberland National Park Authority is the statutory Planning Authority for the area of the Northumberland National Park. View our planning pages here.