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Star Gazing for Beginners at Heighley Gate

Date: 25th February 2017 Time: 7:30 pm  to  9:30 pm Meet our astronomer and find out about the distant wonders of our galaxy and beyond!  Learn about stars and how to recognise the most visible constellations in the night sky. Discover more about the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park on your doorstep and the exciting…

Winter Walk in Tarsetdale

Date: 5th March 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  3:30 pm The programme of Winter Walks was designed to cover each of the 4 “regions” of Northumberland National Park and this final Winter Walk is focused on Tarsetdale The last of the Winter Walks programme takes us to Tarsetdale, and provides a chance to explore one of…

Spring into Print

Date: 23rd March 2017 Time: 6:30 pm  to  9:00 pm A new way of printing without the use of a press! Join us for an introduction to gelli printmaking.  Come and join us for a printing session based around amphibians and reptiles. The session begins with our Ecologist, Gill Thompson, talking about cold blooded animals…

Hethpool Linn Waterfall and Historic St Gregory’s

Date: 2nd April 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  1:30 pm Join our guided walk; Hethpool Linn & St Gregory’s. A short(ish) walk which follows the College Burn upstream from Kirknewton to the lovely waterfall at Hethpool Linn. From here we cross the burn and join St Cuthbert’s Way which we will follow for just over…

Newbrough Roman Wall circular walk

Date: 5th April 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  3:30 pm Join our guided walk; the Newbrough Roman Wall circular. Our walk heads north from Newbrough passing near to Carr Edge, the site of the first boy scout camp led by Baden Powell in 1908. After picking up Hadrian’s Wall, we head west with good views…

Early Easter Eggstravaganza

Date: 8th April 2017 Time: 11:00 am  to  3:00 pm Easter Eggcitement! Come and join us for some early Easter fun, its sure to be eggciting!!  Whilst we might not be able to promise the Easter Bunny, take part in our Geocache Easter Egg Hunt and see if you can find some tasty treats. This…

An Introduction to Navigation

Hill Skills and Navigation

Date: 9th April 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  3:30 pm An introduction to Hill Skills and Navigation Would you like to know how to find your way around the countryside and moorland walking?  Our Hill Skills and Navigation could be your solution to getting started.  Whilst no experience of hill walking is required  to attend,…

Wild Wednesday – Mission Explore morning

Date: 12th April 2017 Time: 10:00 am  to  12:00 pm Wild Wednesday – Mission Explore.        Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is MISSION EXPLORE.  Become an explorer, natural navigator and wildlife watcher.  Draw, rub, smear, write, colour and print.  Start…

Wild Wednesday – Mission Explore afternoon

Date: 12th April 2017 Time: 1:00 pm  to  3:00 pm Wild Wednesday – Mission Explore.        Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is MISSION EXPLORE.  Become an explorer, natural navigator and wildlife watcher.  Draw, rub, smear, write, colour and print.  Start…

Hadrian's Wall near Steel Rigg in Northumberland National Park by David Taylor.

Ranger’s favourite walk – how many Walls can you see?

Date: 12th April 2017 Time: 1:00 pm  to  3:00 pm Join a Ranger on one of their favourite walks in Northumberland National Park. This walk is a favourite of the National Trail Ranger.  Join him for a walk along Hadrian’s Wall on a circular walk looking at all the different walls you can see along…

Aesica Roman Fort & Thirlwall Castle

Date: 16th April 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  4:00 pm Join our guided walk to Aesica Roman Fort & Thirlwall Castle. Our route follows some of the most impressive sections of Hadrian’s Wall with excellent panoramic views before visiting the fort at Aesica with its impressive altar where people still leave their “offerings” today. We…

The River Coquet to Tosson Hill

Date: 17th April 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  3:30 pm Join our guided walk From The River Coquet to Tosson Hill 4 Starting at the Lime Kilns, we descend to the river valley and follow it westward through the delightful fishery and lakes at Caistron.  We then climb steadily up onto the skyline ridge at…

The Schil

Date: 19th April 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  5:00 pm Join us on our guided walk: The Schil. Setting off from Hethpool, our strenuous route goes up the College Valley before turning north near Fleehope and climbing steeply to pick up the bridleway onto the Border Ridge. A further climb achieves the objective of the…

Wild Wednesday – Pond Dipping morning

Date: 19th April 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  11:30 am Wild Wednesday – Pond Dipping. Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is all about Pond Dipping.  Be amazed and learn about the creatures who are specially adapted to live in an underwater…

Wild Wednesday – Pond Dipping afternoon

Date: 19th April 2017 Time: 1:00 pm  to  2:00 pm Wild Wednesday – Pond Dipping. Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is all about Pond Dipping.  Be amazed and learn about the creatures who are specially adapted to live in an underwater…

Celebrating the Pennine Way

Date: 23rd April 2017 Time: 10:00 am  to  4:00 pm Join our guided walk celebrating the Pennine Way – from Bellingham to Housesteads One of two walks this year which celebrate the Pennine Way, which was founded 52 years ago as the first National Trail in England. We meet at Housesteads Car Park, where transport will…

Woden Law – in the footsteps of the legions

Date: 26th April 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  5:00 pm Guided walk; Woden Law – in the footsteps of the legions Meet at Buckham’s Bridge car park by 10.30am to car share up to Chew Green. This walk follows the Pennine Way through Chew Green fort and across Coquet Head then swings over Whiteside Hill…

Brigantium & Bremenium Forts & Camps

Date: 30th April 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  2:00 pm Join our guided walk to Brigantium & Bremenium Forts & Camps We start at the (now derelict) reconstructed roundhouse on the site of Brigantium Fort and climb gently to the ramparts of the fort of Bremenium which now forms the village of High Rochester. Circling…

Search for St Ethelreda

Date: 3rd May 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  4:00 pm Join us on our guided walk; Search for St Ethelreda Our walk begins by climbing up onto Laddies Knowe and then down to Elsdonburnshank en route to one of the possible sites of St Ethelreda Chapel close to the Border. We return to Kirknewton via Sheep…

Various 'family' group images shot near Simonside and Hareshaw Linn for the Norhumberland National Park Authority, England, By David Taylor.

Dawn Chorus Walk

Date: 7th May 2017 Time: 5:30 am  to  8:00 am To celebrate International Dawn Chorus month To celebrate International Dawn Chorus month join our Ecologist, Gill Thomson at Hareshaw Linn  to listen to the beautiful dawn chorus.   Hareshaw Linn  is rich in flora and fauna at this time of year, so come along and…

A Roman Aqueduct

Date: 7th May 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  3:00 pm Join our guided walk to visit a Roman Aqueduct. Our walk takes in the remoter area north of Hadrian’ s Wall with a chance to see the aqueduct that once fed water to Aesica Roman fort. We return along the highest section of the wall…

Visit the last Blackhouse at Catcleugh

Date: 7th May 2017 Time: 1:30 pm  to  3:30 pm Join our guided visit to the last Blackhouse at Catcleugh. Spend a fascinating half day learning about the history of Catcleugh reservoir. Find out about the two “towns” of Newcastle & Gateshead, built at the end of the 19th century to accommodate the workers constructing the…

Walltown Country Park in Northumberland National Park by David Taylor.

Ranger’s favourite walk – A walk along the Wall

Date: 10th May 2017 Time: 2:00 pm  to  4:00 pm Join one of our National Park Rangers on one of their favourite walks in Northumberland National Park. Join Head Ranger Paget Lazzari,  for an easy walk around the  Walltown Country Park and then head up to Hadrian’s Wall to look at the fantastic landscape of Northumberland…

Dally Castle and Tarsetdale Circular

Date: 14th May 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  4:00 pm Join our guided walk;  Dally Castle and Tarsetdale Circular This walk takes in the 13th century Tarset and Dally Castles, strongholds built when this area of North Tynedale came under the Scottish Crown. The return north  crosses the River Tyne again by the historic footbridge…

Sewingshields and Haughton Green

Date: 17th May 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  4:00 pm Join us our our guided walk to Sewingshields and Haughton Green. Our walk skirts Housesteads Fort before following the Roman Wall eastwards over Sewingshields Crag with excellent views of the surrounding area. We then loop round to the north through a landscape rich in archaeology…

The Natural History of Hareshaw Linn

Date: 21st May 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  1:30 pm Join us our guided to discover the Natural History of Hareshaw Linn Our beautiful woodland walk follows the Hareshaw Dene up to The Linn,  an old-English word for a waterfall. Learn about the fascinating industrial history of this remote area that was once home to…

An Introduction to Navigation

Basic Navigation

Date: 21st May 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  5:30 pm Join us for a day learning basic navigation This is a day’s introduction aimed at creating an interest in navigation and to give you more confidence to explore other areas on your own. You will learn and practice some useful navigational techniques, including map and…

Windy Gyle & Davidson’s Linn

Date: 24th May 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  4:00 pm Join us for our guided walk to Windy Gyle & Davidson’s Linn With Windy Gyle and the Border Ridge our target for the day, we set off from Wedder Leap along the slopes of Kyloe Shin and head for Usawayford and then follow the valley…

Kirknewton Festival 2014

Ranger’s favourite walk – by woodland and stream

Date: 28th May 2017 Time: 10:00 am  to  2:00 pm Join one of our National Park Rangers on one of their favourite walks in Northumberland National Park. Join Ranger Shaun Hackett on this springtime walk around the woodlands and streams of Kirknewton when all the sights, signs and smells of spring will be on show.…

North Cheviot Circuit

Date: 29th May 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  3:30 pm Join us for our guided walk on the North Cheviot Circuit Our walk begins on a track through the heart of the North Cheviots linking Wooler Common Farm, Hellpath, Broadstruther and Commonburn House. From here our route heads north to join St. Cuthbert’s Way which…

The Bastles of Tarsetdale

Date: 31st May 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  3:30 pm Join our guided walk to visit the the Bastles of Tarsetdale. Our walk begins by visiting some of the best wildflower-rich traditional hay meadows in the county. We then turn our attention to the history of this wild region, visiting a church with connections to…

Wild Wednesday – Safari on Foot morning

Date: 31st May 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  12:00 pm Wild Wednesday – Safari on Foot. Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is called Safari on Foot.  Join a Ranger to discover what wildlife can be found at Walltown in Northumberland National…

Wild Wednesday – Safari on Foot afternoon

Date: 31st May 2017 Time: 1:30 pm  to  3:00 pm Wild Wednesday – Safari on Foot. Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is called Safari on Foot.  Join a Ranger to discover what wildlife can be found at Walltown in Northumberland National…

Treasure Trail Challenge morning

Date: 2nd June 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  12:00 pm Treasure Trail Challenge Have fun in Northumberland National Park following one of our trails around Wooler Common. There will be ‘treasure’ to find and clues to solve. Aimed at families with children 12 years and under; children should be accompanied by a responsible adult. Our…

Treasure Trail Challenge afternoon

Date: 2nd June 2017 Time: 1:00 pm  to  2:30 pm Treasure Trail Challenge Have fun in Northumberland National Park following one of our trails around Wooler Common. There will be ‘treasure’ to find and clues to solve. Aimed at families with children 12 years and under; children should be accompanied by a responsible adult. Our…

Ranger’s favourite walk – Harthope valley

Date: 11th June 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  1:30 pm Join one of our National Park Rangers on one of their favourite walks in Northumberland National Park. This Ranger’s Favourite Walk in the Harthope Valley has a short steep climb which is well worth the effort with spectacular views up the valley and over to…

Flower fun day

Date: 1st July 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  3:00 pm Celebrate National Meadows Day It’s National Meadows Day.  What better to do than follow a self-led trail discovering some of the beautiful flowers that can be found at Walltown in Northumberland National Park.  Take part in a mini-beast hunt and get crafty with a flower…

The secret life of a hay meadow

Date: 1st July 2017 Time: 1:00 pm  to  3:00 pm Celebrate National Meadows Day with Northumberland National Park It’s National Meadows Day.  To celebrate, join Northumberland National Park on a walk where we will take a look at the huge variety of flowers and insects to be found in one of Northumberland’s best hay meadows. Aimed…

Greenhaugh By Simon Fraser.

Ranger’s favourite walk – Poems, Meadows and Burns

Date: 2nd July 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  12:30 pm Join one of our National Park Rangers on one of their favourite walks in Northumberland National Park. One of the Ranger’s favorite walks, this follows a circular route passing magnificent meadows and babbling burns.  There will be an opportunity to hear one of Simon Armitage’s…

Wild Wednesday – Minibeast safari morning

Date: 26th July 2017 Time: 10:00 am  to  11:30 am Wild Wednesday – Minibeast safari Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is called Minibeast Safari.  Come along and discover the multitude of minibeasts who live down in the grass and amongst the flowers.…

Wild Wednesday – Minibeast safari afternoon

Date: 26th July 2017 Time: 1:00 pm  to  2:30 pm Wild Wednesday – Minibeast safari Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is called Minibeast Safari.  Come along and discover the multitude of minibeasts who live down in the grass and amongst the flowers.…

Meet the Flintstones morning

Date: 31st July 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  12:30 pm Life as it would have been in the Stone Age   Meet the Flintstones  – learn all about Land Art and how people of the Stone Age lived.  Step into our time machine and go back to the Stone Age – live life as it…

Meet the Flintstones afternoon

Date: 31st July 2017 Time: 1:30 pm  to  3:30 pm Life as it would have been in the Stone Age   Meet the Flintstones  – learn all about Land Art and how people of the Stone Age lived.  Step into our time machine and go back to the Stone Age – live life as it…

Meet the Flintstones morning

Date: 1st August 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  12:30 pm Life as it would have been in the Stone Age   Meet the Flintstones  – learn all about Land Art and how people of the Stone Age lived.  Step into our time machine and go back to the Stone Age – live life as it…

Meet the Flintstones afternoon

Date: 1st August 2017 Time: 1:30 pm  to  3:30 pm Life as it would have been in the Stone Age   Meet the Flintstones  – learn all about Land Art and how people of the Stone Age lived.  Step into our time machine and go back to the Stone Age – live life as it…

Meet the Flintstones morning

Date: 2nd August 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  12:30 pm Life as it would have been in the Stone Age   Meet the Flintstones  – learn all about Land Art and how people of the Stone Age lived.  Step into our time machine and go back to the Stone Age – live life as it…

Red Squirrel at Simonside.

Wild Wednesday – Safari on Foot morning

Date: 2nd August 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  12:00 pm Wild Wednesday – Safari on Foot Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is called Safari on Foot.  Join a Ranger to discover what wildlife can be found at Hareshaw Linn in Northumberland National…

Meet the Flintstones afternoon

Date: 2nd August 2017 Time: 1:30 pm  to  3:30 pm Life as it would have been in the Stone Age   Meet the Flintstones  – learn all about Land Art and how people of the Stone Age lived.  Step into our time machine and go back to the Stone Age – live life as it…

Meet the Flintstones morning

Date: 3rd August 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  12:30 pm Life as it would have been in the Stone Age   Meet the Flintstones  – learn all about Land Art and how people of the Stone Age lived.  Step into our time machine and go back to the Stone Age – live life as it…

Meet the Flintstones afternoon

Date: 3rd August 2017 Time: 1:30 pm  to  3:30 pm Life as it would have been in the Stone Age   Meet the Flintstones  – learn all about Land Art and how people of the Stone Age lived.  Step into our time machine and go back to the Stone Age – live life as it…

Wild Wednesday – Dipping Delights morning

Date: 16th August 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  12:00 pm Wild Wednesday – Dipping Delights Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is called Dipping Delights. Come along and find out what creepy-crawlies lurk in the hidden depths of the River Breamish.  Learn…

Wild Wednesday – Dipping Delights afternoon

Date: 16th August 2017 Time: 1:00 pm  to  2:30 pm Wild Wednesday – Dipping Delights Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is called Dipping Delights. Come along and find out what creepy-crawlies lurk in the hidden depths of the River Breamish.  Learn…

Moss Carder Bumblebee

Minibeast safari morning

Date: 19th August 2017 Time: 10:00 am  to  11:30 am Minibeast safari Come along and discover the multitude of minibeasts who live down in the grass and amongst the flowers.  Grass bugs, scorpion flies, frog hoppers and more should all be about and catchable in our sweep nets. Aimed at families with children 12 years…

Moss Carder Bumblebee

Minibeast safari afternoon

Date: 19th August 2017 Time: 1:00 pm  to  2:30 pm Minibeast safari Come along and discover the multitude of minibeasts who live down in the grass and amongst the flowers.  Grass bugs, scorpion flies, frog hoppers and more should all be about and catchable in our sweep nets. Aimed at families with children 12 years…

Wild Wednesday – Orien’tree’ing morning

Date: 23rd August 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  12:00 pm Wild Wednesday – Orien’tree’ing Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is called Orien’tree’ing.  Come along and navigate your way around the forest, find out more about these mighty giants and see if you…

Wild Wednesday – Orien’tree’ing afternoon

Date: 23rd August 2017 Time: 1:00 pm  to  2:30 pm Wild Wednesday – Orien’tree’ing Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is called Orien’tree’ing.  Come along and navigate your way around the forest, find out more about these mighty giants and see if you…

Wild Wednesday – Pond Dipping morning

Date: 30th August 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  11:30 am Wild Wednesday – Pond Dipping. Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is all about Pond Dipping.  Discover a whole new world of underwater creatures who live at Walltown.  All equipment provided.  Bring…

Wild Wednesday – Pond Dipping afternoon

Date: 30th August 2017 Time: 1:00 pm  to  2:00 pm Wild Wednesday – Pond Dipping. Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is all about Pond Dipping.  Discover a whole new world of underwater creatures who live at Walltown.  All equipment provided.  Bring…

Wild Wednesday – Spider Hunt afternoon

Date: 30th August 2017 Time: 2:00 pm  to  3:30 pm Wild Wednesday – Spider Hunt Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is called Spider Hunt.  Come along and discover the amazing and often complex world of these intriguing creatures – no Tarantulas…

All you want to know about bats!

Date: 31st August 2017 Time: 7:30 pm  to  10:00 pm Everything you want to know about Bats but were afraid to ask… National Park Ecologist Gill Thompson and bat expert Tina Wiffin will tell us the basics about bats, before a short (under a mile) twilight walk to Thirwell Castle.  At Thirwell, a known bat…

Breamish River

World Rivers Day – Dipping Delights morning

Date: 24th September 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  12:00 pm World Rivers Day – Dipping Delights Join us on World Rivers Day and find out what creepy-crawlies lurk in the hidden depths of the River Breamish.  Learn about life in the River Breamish – who lives here, who eats who and what they all become!…

Breamish River

World Rivers Day – Dipping Delights afternoon

Date: 24th September 2017 Time: 1:00 pm  to  2:30 pm World Rivers Day – Dipping Delights Join us on World Rivers Day and find out what creepy-crawlies lurk in the hidden depths of the River Breamish.  Learn about life in the River Breamish – who lives here, who eats who and what they all become!…

Shepherds Cairn

Ranger’s favourite walk – the Shepherd’s Cairn

Date: 4th October 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  2:30 pm Join one of our National Park Rangers on one of their favourite walks in Northumberland National Park. Join our National Park Rangers on one of their favourite walks to the Shepherd’s Cairn. You will begin the walk by following ‘Salter’s Road’, named after 18th century…

Wild Wednesday – Go Batty in Autumn morning

Date: 25th October 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  12:00 pm Wild Wednesday – Go Batty in Autumn Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is all about bats. Come along and learn more about these nocturnal creatures and find out more about how…

Wild Wednesday – Go Batty in Autumn afternoon

Date: 25th October 2017 Time: 1:00 pm  to  2:30 pm Wild Wednesday – Go Batty in Autumn Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is all about bats. Come along and learn more about these nocturnal creatures and find out more about how…

Autumn Art

Date: 27th October 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  12:00 pm Autumn Art at Walltown Join us at half term for autumn art in Northumberland National Park.  Go on a short walk around Walltown looking at the beautiful colours and shapes in nature at this time of year.  Then have a go at making some nature…

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Planning

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.

Cycling

Cycle Survey

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Business

Hexham Enterprise Hub

Find out more about the Hexham Enterprise Hub @ Eastburn which offers a number of different work space areas and perfect facilities for meetings, discussions and networking.