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New Naturalist 2017

Date: 29th April 2017 - 21st October 2017 Are you aiming for a career in conservation or the environment? Our New Naturalist programme may be just for you. The New Naturalist programme is designed for students aged 13-15, to gain skills and knowledge working in real natural environments.  Students will be able to experience a…

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…

Lordenshaws and Simonside in Northumberland National Park by David Taylor.

Cup and Ring Marks around Wooler

Date: 1st May 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  3:30 pm Cup and Ring Marks around Wooler A tour of a fascinating  collection of ancient stone markings in the Wooler area on the edge of Northumberland National Park. Making use of a mini-bus, we tour three different sites, finishing at Routing Linn, the largest decorated rock…

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…

Walk to Wellbeing – Haltwhistle Burn

Date: 5th May 2017 Time: 11:30 am  to  3:30 pm Walk to Wellbeing in Northumberland National Park – Haltwhistle Burn Get out and get healthy in Northumberland National Park with our Walk to Wellbeing Programme. Northumberland National Park and Active Northumberland are working with Healthy Walks leaders to design walks suitable for people wanting an easy…

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…

Cawfields in Northumberland National Park

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…

Catcleugh in Northumberland National Park.

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 between 1890-1905  to accommodate the workers constructing the Catcleugh Dam and associated works…

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…

Tarsetdale in the Northumberland National Park

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…

Gone Cuckoo

Date: 14th May 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  2:30 pm Gone Cuckoo                        College Valley is one of the places in Northumberland where we are still likely to hear the song of the declining cuckoo. Malcolm Green will lead us on an easy walk along…

Sewingshields in Northumberland National Park

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…

Walk to Wellbeing – Ravensheugh Crags to Simonburn

Date: 19th May 2017 Time: 9:30 am  to  3:00 pm Walk to Wellbeing in Northumberland National Park Get out and get healthy in Northumberland National Park with our Walk to Wellbeing Programme. Northumberland National Park and Active Northumberland are working with Healthy Walks leaders to design walks suitable for people wanting an easy introduction to the…

Hareshaw Linn in Northumberland National Park

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…

Northumberland National Park Foundation

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

Date: 31st May 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  3:00 pm Wild Wednesday – Safari on Foot. Join us out in the National Park for a 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…

Treasure Trail Challenge

Date: 2nd June 2017 Time: 10:30 am  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. We are holding two Treasure Trail Challenge sessions: Morning 10.30pm – 12pm Afternoon: 1.00pm – 2.30pm Aimed at…

Spider’s Eye (storytelling)

Date: 3rd June 2017 Time: 10:00 am  to  2:15 pm Spider’s Eye                          Creep down to the farm and listen to stories and folklore from all over the world about insects! Spiders, bees, butterflies and ants – it could be that these familiar, smallest…

Greenlee Lough boardwalk path by David Taylor.

Print the View

Date: 4th June 2017 Time: 10:00 am  to  4:00 pm Join us for a printing workshop with a difference. Our inspiration will be drawn from Greenlee Lough, a hidden haven for wildlife reached by a board walk. National Park Ecologist Gill Thompson will guide you through rich habitats, including reed beds and cotton grass, and…

Crag Lough in Northumberland National Park

Hadrian’s Wall, Crag and Loughs

Date: 4th June 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  3:00 pm Join us on our guided walk: Hadrian’s Wall, Crag and Loughs A walk along one of the most spectacular stretches of Hadrian’s Wall with the famous ‘Sycamore Gap’ Join our walk to learn about the Roman occupation of this remote area as we follow the…

Blackhouse at Catcleugh

Visit the last Blackhouse at Catcleugh

Date: 4th June 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 between 1890-1905  to accommodate the workers constructing the Catcleugh Dam and associated works…

Ravensheugh Crag and the Hopeshield Burn

Date: 7th June 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  3:30 pm Join us on our guided walk: Ravensheugh Crag and the Hopeshield Burn See lots of Bronze Age remains, spectacular views and unusual plants in this remote area. We begin our walk by taking the path that climbs out of Simonburn past the ruins of the…

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…

Housesteads Roman Fort in Northumberland National Park.

Sewingshields and Broomlee Lough

Date: 14th June 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  3:00 pm Join us on our guided walk: Sewingshields and Broomlee Lough Lovely views and a chance to visit Broomlee Lough, a remnant of the last ice age 12,000 years ago now home to otters, our native crayfish and a wide variety of flowers. Our walk begins with…

Aesica Roman Fort and Hadrian’s Wall

Date: 18th June 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  3:00 pm Join us on our guided walk: Aesica Roman Fort and Hadrian’s Wall A fascinating walk with stunning views, a Roman Fort complete with altar and a house with connections to an executed bishop. Join us to learn a little about the fascinating history of the…

The Schil

Date: 21st June 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  5:00 pm Join us on our guided walk: The Schil. A strenuous walk, which ascends to the Border Ridge and then  follows the Pennine Way southwards before returning along the College Valley. Setting off from Hethpool, our strenuous route goes up the College Valley before turning north…

Drake Stone by David Taylor.

The Drake Stone and Harbottle Castle

Date: 24th June 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  2:00 pm Join us on our guided walk: The Drake Stone and Harbottle Castle Learn about the stories & myths connected with the ‘Drake Stone’ and the castle that dominates the area. Our walk takes us up through a wood to the ‘Drake Stone’ and then on…

An Introduction to Navigation

Hill Skills and Navigation

Date: 25th June 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,…

Flowers of Walltown Quarry & the Whin Grassland

Date: 28th June 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  2:30 pm Join us on our guided walk: Flowers of Walltown Quarry & the Whin Grassland A wide range of plants to see including four species of orchid with the bonus of good views and some of the best stretches of Hadrian’s Wall Our short walk provides…

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…

Falstone Cakewalk

Date: 8th July 2017 Time: 10:00 am  to  4:00 pm Falstone Cakewalk                                The flowery scent of  summer, a storywalk around the dramatic riverbanks, an old railway line, and cake at the end – what could be better?  Join storyteller Pascale…

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…

Breamish River

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…

Breamish River

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.