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Hadrian’s Wall and Sycamore Gap. Photo by David Taylor.

Come to the land of the far horizons for breathtaking landscape, intriguing history and a warm welcome in England’s most tranquil corner. We have more than 400 square miles of scenery in which to escape from the everyday.

The iconic ridge of the Whin Sill with Hadrian’s Wall striding along its crest stretches along our southern boundary. To the west lies the beguiling valley of North Tyne with haymeadows and waterfalls. It neighbours the wild valley of Redesdale, site of ancient battles and defiant moorland.

In our centre is Coquetdale with the landmark Simonside Hills and the beautiful villages of Harbottle and Holystone. To the north towards the border with Scotland, the landscape changes again. Here are the rolling moors and grasslands of the Cheviot Hills, with their ancient hillforts and pristine rivers.

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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.