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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…

Blackhouse at Catcleugh

Visit the last Blackhouse at Catcleugh

Date: 2nd July 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…

Barrowburn in Northumberland National Park by Simon Fraser.

The Natural History of the Cheviots

Date: 5th July 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  2:00 pm Join us on our guided walk: The Natural History of the Cheviots Our walk begins at Barrowburn in Upper Coquetdale.  From its turbulent geological past, to spectacular wildflower meadows, this is a landscape with a story to tell. We will explore what made the landscape…

Walk to Wellbeing – Milecastle Circular

Date: 7th July 2017 Time: 11:00 am  to  1:00 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…

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 Konyn to discover what traditional stories are evoked by the ever inspiring Northumberland National Park…

Guided Walk – Seldom Seen

Date: 9th July 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  3:30 pm Join us on our guided walk: Seldom Seen Visit this quiet area south of Hadrian’s Wall with a National Nature Reserve and remnants of coal and lead mining. Join our walk along some of the lesser known paths to the south of Hadrian’s Wall.  We will…

Chew Green Over the Border

Woden Law – in the footsteps of the legions

Date: 12th July 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  5:00 pm Guided walk; Woden Law – in the footsteps of the legions This walk follows the Pennine Way through Chew Green fort and across Coquet Head then swings over Whiteside Hill and drops down to Nether Hindhope.  We then take the (deserted) road north to meet…

Greenlee Lough bird hide by Roger Clegg.

Flowers and birds at Greenlee Lough

Date: 15th July 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  1:30 pm Join us on our guided walk: Flowers and Birds at Greenlee Lough Stroll along the boardwalk in this National Nature Reserve with a wide variety of flowers and the chance to see an osprey. This is a relatively easy walk over some rough, and often muddy,…

An Introduction to Navigation

Basic Navigation

Date: 16th July 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…

Turf Knowe in the Breamish Valley of Northumberland National Park.

Iron Age Hillforts & the Breamish Valley

Date: 19th July 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  3:30 pm Join us on our guided walk: Iron Age Hillforts & the Breamish Valley Step back in time in this remote landscape to see how prehistoric people lived. Starting at the Ingram Bridge car park our route follows an old drovers road to Wether Hill Hillfort,…

Milecastle 39 and Crag Lough on Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland National Park by Roger Clegg.

Crag Lough & Sycamore Gap

Date: 23rd July 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  2:30 pm Join us on our guided walk: Crag Lough & Sycamore Gap Walk some of the most spectacular part of Hadrian’s Wall. Our walk takes us along some of the most spectacular parts of the Hadrian’s Wall above Crag Lough before dropping down to ‘Milking Gap’.…

Wild Wednesday – Minibeast safari

Date: 26th July 2017 Time: 10:00 am  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.…

Elsdon in Northumberland National Park by David Taylor.

Looking down on Elsdon

Date: 26th July 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  3:00 pm Join us on our guided walk: Looking down on Elsdon Learn about the history of Elsdon, one of the most complete examples of a medieval settlement in the Northumberland National Park. From the tea room we head west and then south to reach the top of…

Walk to Wellbeing – Harbottle

Date: 28th July 2017 Time: 12:00 pm  to  5:00 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…

Barrowburn in Northumberland National Park.

The Upper Coquet Valley & its History

Date: 30th July 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  1:30 pm Join our guided walk; The Upper Coquet Valley & its History. Climb from the Coquet Valley into the surrounding hills and discover the history of this wild and  remote area This circular walk starts from the car park at Wedder Leap in the upper Coquet…

Meet the Flintstones…

Date: 31st July 2017 - 3rd August 2017 Time: 10:30 am  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 – living…

Red Squirrel at Simonside.

Wild Wednesday – Safari on Foot

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…

Wild Wednesday – a Book at Bedtime

Date: 9th August 2017 Time: 5:00 pm  to  6:00 pm  Wild Wednesday – a Book at Bedtime Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park.  This Wild Wednesday is an early evening storytelling – Book at Bedtime.   Introducing a lively and entertaining collection of folk tales…

One Eye in the Other World

Date: 9th August 2017 Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:45 pm One Eye in the Other World – folktales of Northumberland            The white stag teetering on the lip of the Henhole…… the desperate pounding of horses’ hooves across the moor…….. the seductive song from the depths of the Cheviots………… the worm…

Walk to Wellbeing – Sill Circular

Date: 11th August 2017 Time: 12:00 pm  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…

Breamish River

Wild Wednesday – Dipping Delights

Date: 16th August 2017 Time: 10:30 am  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…

Walk to Wellbeing – Simonside

Date: 18th August 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…

Moss Carder Bumblebee

Minibeast safari

Date: 19th August 2017 Time: 10:00 am  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

Date: 23rd August 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  2:20 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

Date: 30th August 2017 Time: 10:30 am  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…

Walk to Wellbeing – Falstone & Kielder Reservoir

Date: 8th September 2017 Time: 12:00 pm  to  5:00 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…

Walk to Wellbeing – Gilsland and the River Irthing

Date: 22nd September 2017 Time: 12:30 pm  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…

Breamish River

World Rivers Day – Dipping Delights

Date: 24th September 2017 Time: 10:30 am  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…

Walk to Wellbeing – Padon Hill on the Pennine Way

Date: 6th October 2017 Time: 12:00 pm  to  5:00 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…

Walk to Wellbeing – Hareshaw Linn

Date: 13th October 2017 Time: 12:00 pm  to  5:00 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…

Wild Wednesday – Go Batty in Autumn

Date: 25th October 2017 Time: 10:30 am  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 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.