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Northern hill farmers launch new partnership to shape the future

A proposal to create a panel to represent farmers from England’s northern uplands has been formally adopted by the board of the Northern Upland Chain Local Nature Partnership (NUCLNP). The new Northern Hill Farming Panel is a farmer-led initiative to address the challenges faced by those that farm the northern uplands. It was formed with…

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Fledging success for Northumberland Hen Harriers

The Northumberland Hen Harrier Protection Partnership is pleased to announce two successful hen harrier nests in Northumberland for the second year running, fledging six young. The nests were once again on land managed by the Forestry Commission, following the successful fledging of 8 young in 2015 from two nests on the public forest estate in…

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New adventure children’s book for National Parks Week

National Parks UK and Mission Explore launch new adventure children’s book for National Parks Week. Today (25 July) marks the beginning of National Parks Week, the UK National Park family’s annual celebration of Britain’s breathing spaces.  Taking place between Monday 25 July and Sunday 31 July, this year’s National Parks Week theme is ‘adventure’.  To get…

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Northumberland National Park ready for week of adventure

Northumberland National Park is all set to host National Parks Week which runs from Monday 25 to Sunday 31 July 2016. The theme for this year’s National Parks Week is adventure, encouraging individuals and families to get involved in a full programme of inspiring activities and imaginative events throughout the Park. There is something for…

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Ashington students create a digital history for the National Park

Budding historians and investigative journalists at Ashington High School have documented the lives of people and communities that live and work in Northumberland National Park as part of a special digital project to celebrate its 60th anniversary. The Northumberland National Park Video Stories digital assignment is part of a commemorative project to collect 60 stories…

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Northumberland National Park unveils its vision for the future

Apprenticeships, support for the rural economy, health and learning are the cornerstones of a five year management strategy unveiled by Northumberland National Park Authority. The management plan sets out the priorities, long-term vision and actions for managing the National Park to ensure its objective to secure a sustainable and prosperous future for the landscape and its…

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National Park saddles-up to support cycling with the Curlew Cup 2016

Northumberland National Park Authority joined hundreds of amateur and professional cyclists on Sunday 19 June to round off the popular Cyclone Festival of Cycling with the 5th edition of The Curlew Cup – Women’s National Series Road Race. The Park is the official sponsor of the hotly contested Curlew Cup which launched in 2012 and takes place…

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National wellbeing expert explores our Natural Health Service

Public Health England’s national Director of Health and Wellbeing joined engagement officers from Northumberland National Park Authority to see their innovative schemes to improve our health and wellbeing. The visit by Professor Kevin Fenton is part of a joint initiative between National Parks England and Public Health England to work together to design and deliver…

Looking north towards Sycamore Gap at night in Northumberland National Park

Maps show Northumberland National Park has the darkest skies in England

The most detailed ever satellite maps of England’s light pollution and dark skies, today released by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), have shown that Northumberland is the darkest National Park with 96% of the area having pristine night skies and very little light pollution elsewhere. The maps, produced using satellite images captured at…

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Epic walking challenge to celebrate 60 years of Northumberland National Park!

As Northumberland National Park celebrates its 60thanniversary this year, local businessman and outdoor enthusiast David Wilson, is taking on the epic challenge of walking the entire length of the Park, non-stop, to celebrate! Setting off at the crack of dawn this Friday 27 May, the 70 mile route will see him walking from the most…

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NNP Mountain Rescue Team member becomes an Iceman

A member of the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team has become an Iceman. Jamie Pattison has won the inaugural Berghaus Iceman Polar Race, an extreme self-sufficient 100 km race over remote Arctic Greenland and billed as the world’s toughest Arctic race. His Team for the event included Natalie Taylor, a British Army doctor and…

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Public discuss opportunities as progress continues at The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre

Northumberland National Park Authority welcomed over 50 members of the public to a special meeting in Bardon Mill to hear how The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre is progressing and discuss how it can begin to benefit business and communities in the wider area. The meeting took place at Bardon Mill Village Hall on Wednesday,…

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Blood, treat and gears for the Wooler Wheel

Blood, treat and gears is the theme of the next Wooler Wheel Sportive on May 14th. The Wooler Wheel organisers have announced that money from their Borderlands event will to support the Great North Air Ambulance.  The sportive offers rides of 170km, 100km and 60km plus a Junior event for accompanied under 16s of 30km.…

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The Sill arts programme hosts its first Textile Fellowship exhibition in Hexham

The two holders of Northumberland National Park’s first Val Stoddart Textile Fellowship will showcase their work at a special art exhibition in the Queen’s Hall, Hexham, from Saturday 16 April to Saturday 4 June. Professional artists Lindsay Duncanson from Newcastle and Zak Jones from London were awarded the textile fellowships in 2015 following a generous…

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Public invited to hear next steps for The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre

Local residents and the general public are invited to attend an open meeting on Wednesday 20 April to receive an update on the development of The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre at Once Brewed on Hadrian’s Wall. Now that the £14.8m Heritage Lottery funded project is under construction, lead partner Northumberland National Park Authority is…

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Northumberland National Park celebrate their 60th birthday in style

Party-goers travelled from far and wide to celebrate Northumberland National Park’s 60th birthday. Despite a less than perfect weather forecast, the party in the park at Walltown on Hadrian’s Wall was a fun-packed day attracting people of all ages and from as far afield as Staffordshire. Party-goers met the Rangers, went exploring on a Wild…

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Northumberland National Park invites you to celebrate its 60th birthday

Northumberland National Park is inviting people across the region to celebrate its 60th birthday at a special Party in the Park at Walltown Quarry Country Park on 6 April. The event promises to be a great day out offering something for everyone with a full programme of activities and entertainment for individuals and families. Party-goers can meet…

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Alwinton Summer Concerts

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 series of the Alwinton Summer Concerts.  Taking place in the Church of St Michael and All Angels, located just outside of the remote, rural village of Alwinton in Upper Coquetdale. The series has established itself as one of the major cultural events in the North-East of England…

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New Naturalist skills boost with The Sill

Sixth Form students across Northumberland who might be considering a career in conservation or the environment are being encouraged to take part in a special New Naturalist project led by Northumberland National Park. The project is part of a range of new educational activities connected to The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre. The Sill was awarded £7.75…

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Mestival races to boost tourism in Northumberland

Details have been revealed of a new event that has been designed to bring more visitors to Northumberland in the summer. Mestival will be a one day family friendly festival at Hesleyside near Bellingham, the ancestral home of the Charlton family since 1343.  The event will take place on Saturday 2 July and attractions will…

Dove Crag in the Simonside Hills of Northumberland National Park by David Taylor.

Northumberland wins National Park of The Year Award

  Northumberland National Park has won the prestigious accolade of National Park of The Year in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2015/16. Northumberland National Park’s win follows its nomination by BBC presenter Ellie Harrison. Ellie’s nomination highlighted the National Park’s “meadows, moorland, peat bogs and ancient woodlands” and its “vivid history, solitude, dark skies and…

Discovery on Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland National Park

Roman road unearthed during Hadrian’s Wall car park work

A Roman road has been uncovered during work to develop a car park at a fort along Hadrian’s Wall. Archaeological remains were discovered during works to prepare for a car park extension at the visitor centre and Roman museum at Housesteads in the Hadrian’s Wall area. Works were halted as soon as the discovery was…

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Public invited to share photos celebrating 60 years of Park life

Northumberland National Park is calling on visitors from around the world to share photos and film footage of the landscape through the years to help mark its 60th anniversary. Images submitted will be featured in an online gallery hosted by the Northumberland National Park website and shared via social media outlets. Andrew Mitchell, web and…

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Superfast Broadband Leads Invasion of Hadrian’s Wall

Twenty-first century superfast broadband has arrived at one of the highest and most remote sections of historic Hadrian’s Wall. Sixteen households and businesses along a remote stretch of the Military Road at Once Brewed can now access fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) superfast speeds of up to 300Mbps1, thanks to the iNorthumberland broadband programme. One of those premises…

Dove Crag in the Simonside Hills of Northumberland National Park by David Taylor.

Vote for us to win National Park of The Year Award

Northumberland National Park is urging the region and National Park lovers everywhere to get voting and help ensure it wins the prestigious accolade of National Park of The Year in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2015/16. Northumberland National Park was nominated for the award by BBC presenter Ellie Harrison after the magazine asked experts to…

Sarah Glynn appointed manager of The Sill in Northumberland National Park

Sarah Glynn appointed Manager of The Sill

Sarah Glynn has been appointed Manager of The Sill, the UK’s first dedicated landscape discovery centre which is currently under construction in the Hadrian’s Wall area of Northumberland National Park. Sarah will work closely with local businesses, charities, communities, schools, universities and a range of other partners in the £14.8m Sill project, to develop an…

Bellingham Middle School Pupils in the Northumberland National Park

Students scoop awards thanks to The Sill

Pupils at Bellingham Middle School have achieved two national awards after successfully completing an arts and environmental pilot programme. The project was led by Northumberland National Park as part of a range of new educational activities connected to The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre. The group of 28 nine and ten-year-olds worked towards the ‘John…

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Northumberland National Park nominated for National Park of The Year Award

There were celebrations all round today following Northumberland National Park’s nomination as National Park of The Year in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2015/16. Northumberland National Park has been nominated for the prestigious National Park of the Year Award by BBC presenter Ellie Harrison after BBC Countryfile Magazine asked experts to draw up a shortlist…

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Henshaw Primary School pupils get creative with The Sill

Pupils at Henshaw C of E Primary School in Bardon Mill have been working with the project team at The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre to raise money for new IT equipment. The Sill was awarded £7.75 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). This is the biggest HLF grant awarded to a national park…

The Milky Way over Cawfields by Mike Ridley

Northumberland Dark Skies Photography Competition Winners

It has been two years since the sky above Northumberland National Park and Kielder Water & Forest Park was awarded Gold tier designation in 2013 by the International Dark Sky Association. Since then, stargazing has become a very popular pastime in the county. In celebration of the second anniversary of the Northumberland International Dark Sky…

The Milk Way above Harbottle Castle in the Northumberland National Park

Second anniversary of dark sky status

The Northumberland International Dark Sky Park celebrates its second anniversary this Wednesday 9th of December. In the two years since the sky above the Northumberland National Park and Kielder Water & Forest Park was awarded Gold tier status by the International Dark Sky Association (IDA), local businesses and communities have been seeing the benefits. Duncan…

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Celebration for The Sill

A celebration was held today to mark the start of construction on Northumberland’s National Landscape Discovery Centre. The occasion was a celebration of the hard work and dedication of everyone who has helped The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre to get to this stage, and was attended by Northumberland National Park Authority’s staff and Members,…

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Peat restoration on Whitelee Moor

Northumberland National Park and Northumberland Wildlife Trust have joined forces to work on peat restoration on Whitelee Moor. Volunteers and staff from both organisations are working with an innovative new technique using coir logs to help restore eroded peat gullies. The team are confident that the new technique will make a real impact on the…

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National Park budgets protected in Chancellor’s Spending Review

Northumberland National Park today welcomed the announcement that National Park budgets are going to be protected over the next five years. The surprise news came as part of the Chancellor’s Spending Review on Tuesday, in which DEFRA announced protection of over £350 million funding for public forests, National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty…

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The Sill scoops prestigious national planning award

The team behind The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre in Northumberland National Park is celebrating today after scooping one of the most prestigious planning awards of the year. The Sill won the “Planning Permission of the Year” accolade at the 2015 Planning Awards, held last night at The Royal Society of Medicine in London, beating…

Maiden Pink flowering in the Northumberland National Park

Northumberland’s rarest flowers safeguarded

The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank aims to protect global plant life facing extinction by conserving the seeds of rare species in a national seed bank as insurance for the future. It’s effectively a Noah’s Ark for seeds! Northumberland is home to some of the UK’s most treasured wildflowers but changes in land…

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Win book festival tickets

Ten pairs of tickets are up for grabs in a free prize draw to hear two of Britain’s most exciting nature, travel and landscape writers at Newcastle’s Books on Tyne festival. Northumberland National Park and The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre are proud to be supporting this year’s Books on Tyne – Newcastle Book Festival.…

Crag Lough in Northumberland National Park by David Taylor.

National Parks that taste as good as they look

Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss MP has joined with National Parks England and a host of local food heroes to celebrate the top quality food and drink produced in our finest landscapes. Think of England’s ten National Parks and their breathtaking scenery, from the high fells of the Lake District to the tranquil waters of The…

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Northumberland National Park Foundation names Honorary President

Rt. Hon. Baroness Joyce Quin has been named as Honorary President of Northumberland National Park Foundation. The respected former politician has been appointed to the role by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees in recognition of her passion for the National Park and the wider environment of the North East. Within the role, she will act…

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Simonside Hills Repair Work

Work to repair paths and stabilise areas of bare peat is now underway on the Simonside Hills in Northumberland National Park. The Simonside Hills are designated as a European Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and are extremely popular with visitors.  However, the pressure from visitors does present some problems for the fragile vegetation and underlying…

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See your name in Northern Lights

To celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, Northumberland Tourism are running a stargazing photography competition. Due to its unspoiled skies and minimal light pollution, the sky above Northumberland National Park and Kielder Water & Forest Park was awarded Gold tier designation in 2013 by the International Dark Sky Association. This…

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Northumberland’s Dark Skies to light up for events

The stunning Dark Skies of Northumberland National Park are set to play host to two special meteor-watching and astro-photography events. The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre has organised two events within the National Park in coming weeks to satisfy both families and star-gazing enthusiasts alike. Walltown Quarry will provide the setting for the first event…

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Northumberland National Park keeps it local as new café opens in the Ingram Valley

Local businesswoman Sheila Robinson and Northumberland National Park Authority have joined forces to enhance the visitor offer in the scenic Ingram Valley. Sheila has taken over running the NNPA Visitor Centre in the valley, in turn breathing a new lease of life into the building. As well as providing information for tourists, the centre is…

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Public invited to hear next steps for The Sill

Residents are being invited to attend an open meeting on Tuesday October 6th to find out about upcoming plans for The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre. As the £14.8m project moves into construction phase, lead partner Northumberland National Park Authority (NNPA) are hosting an information-giving public meeting at the Twice Brewed Inn, Military Road, on…

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Virtual visitors welcome to view iconic spots in Northumberland National Park

Earlier this year, Northumberland National Park staff and volunteers worked with the Google Trekker project to capture images of some of Northumberland’s most iconic spots, including Hadrian’s Wall, the Pennine Way and many more. From today, visitors from all over the world now have the opportunity to see the National Park from the comfort of…

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Northumberland National Park construction project gets underway

The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre reaches an historic milestone, after receiving the official green light to move into the construction phase. Northumberland National Park Authority Members overwhelmingly approved the decision to move forward with the £14.8m development, after agreeing cost proposals put forward by the contractors appointed for the scheme. Sir Robert McAlpine has…

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A new milecastle for Hadrian’s Wall

A new Milecastle will arise on Hadrian’s Wall at the end of September. Designed to last for only 28 days, it will be built not of stone but of books – obsolete encyclopaedias will become the cornerstones and redundant law journals the archways. Simulacrum is art installation conceived by Dawn Felicia Knox and the Hadrian…

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New beer raises funds for Park’s Mountain Rescue Team

In celebration of the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team’s 50th anniversary this year, the Allendale brewery is launching a new craft beer called ‘Curlew’s Rescue’. The Allendale brewery will donate, to the Mountain Rescue Team, 10p from every pint bought thus providing vital funds and helping the team reach its fundraising goal of £50k…

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Walltown Quarry transformed into giant adventure playground for National Parks Week

For the fourth year running, Walltown Quarry Picnic Site became a giant playground for children and grown-ups alike to celebrate National Parks Week. The Walltown site, which enjoys spectacular views of the whin sill crags and easy access to Hadrian’s Wall, was transformed for the weekend as the place filled up with families zip-wiring along…

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Hen Harrier chicks take flight

The Northumberland Hen Harrier Protection Partnership is pleased to announce two successful hen harrier nests on Forestry Commission land in Northumberland. This is the first successful pairing and breeding of hen harriers on the public forest estate in Northumberland for several years. One male paired up with two females and worked phenomenally hard to feed…

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Minister Rory Stewart praises enterprising National Park

Minister Rory Stewart, newly-appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Environment and Rural Affairs, praised the National Park’s innovative approach to rural enterprise and job creation during his visit to Northumberland National Park on Thursday (30th July). Minster Stewart’s visit to the Park began with a tour of the Enterprise Hub at Eastburn, where he…

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Northumberland National Park’s Wildlife Wonders

From iconic red squirrels to rare and colourful waxcap fungi, Northumberland National Park is full of wonderful wildlife and natural wonders of all shapes and sizes. With 28 species of the rare and colourful fungi, the grassland around Hadrian’s Wall is internationally important for its waxcap populations, whilst England’s two cleanest rivers are sourced in…

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New textile fellows draw threads of inspiration from Northumberland National Park

Northumberland National Park Authority has awarded two brand new textile fellowships following a contest that attracted inspirational entries from across the UK. The two winners of the very first Val Stoddart Textile Fellowships are unveiled as professional artists: 47-year-old Zak Jones from London and 40-year-old Lindsay Duncanson from Newcastle. The fellowship opportunity was launched this…

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Day of celebration as Volunteers lead the way in Northumberland National Park

More than eighty National Park volunteers, Authority Members and staff gathered in the Breamish Valley last week to celebrate the work undertaken by National Park volunteers. National Park volunteers contributed 2,400 days – worth over £250,000 – to protect and promote the National Park last year (2014/15). Highlights of the day included a walk to…

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Massey and Latham take top spots in the Curlew Cup and Beaumont Trophy

The Virgin Money Cyclone Festival of Cycling drew to a close yesterday (June 21) with a day of action packed elite racing that saw some of the world’s best riders descend on the picturesque Northumberland village of Stamfordham. Taking the trophy in the National Women’s Road Race, the Curlew Cup, was team IKON-Mazda cyclist, Laura…

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Volunteers shore up crumbling ramparts of Northumberland Hillfort

Volunteers from Northumberland National Park this week saw the culmination of many years of work as major conservation got underway to repair the crumbling ramparts of Harehaugh Hillfort in Coquetdale. Harehaugh Hillfort was built by Iron Age people 2,500 years ago, and the essential conservation work now underway will see the hillfort finally removed from…

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Hexham Enterprise Hub is open for business

Businesses of all sizes are invited to an open day at Northumberland National Park Authority’s Hexham Enterprise Hub. The work spaces, based at the National Park’s headquarters at Eastburn in Hexham, offers individuals and businesses the chance to make the most of the modern facilities when they sign up to the Eastburn Associate Membership scheme.…

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Hareshaw Linn wins Certificate of Excellence

Hareshaw Linn in Bellingham has today been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel community. The prestigious Certificate of Excellence can only be earned by visitor attractions that consistently earn great four-and-five star reviews from travellers. Duncan Wise, Visitor Development & Marketing Manager for Northumberland National Park Authority, said: “This award…

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Hadrian’s Wall sings for BBC Music Day

The first ever BBC Music Day will kick off its nationwide celebration of music on Friday June 5th with a unique musical relay which will span the entire length of Hadrian’s Wall. ‘Hadrian’s Wall of Sound’ will feature hundreds of local musicians who will travel along the Wall using various modes of transport and passing a…

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Northumberland National Park comes to Newcastle

This half term visitors to the Great North Museum will be able to delve into the outstanding natural beauty of Northumberland thanks to a project with the Northumberland National Park. Engagement Officers Mandy Roberts and Caroline Cope are running Maps & Apps with Northumberland National Park; a scavenger hunt running over three days (26th-38th May)…

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Heritage Shepherding Project gets Crafty in Wooler

Sheep Tales began in 2011 as a Heritage Lottery funded project to create a permanent archive of shepherding memories from North Northumberland for future generations. The project has compiled a wonderful collection of photographs and audio clips that show just how much shepherding and the lives of people living in rural communities in North Northumberland…

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Northumberland landscapes celebrated in competition

A competition that captured the imaginations of scores of budding photographers across the region has resulted in a collection of stunning images that showcase the natural beauty of Northumberland. The Sill, a partnership between Northumberland National Park Authority and YHA (England and Wales), to create the nation’s first landscape discovery centre in the Hadrian’s Wall…

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Groundbreaking use of new technology to capture the beauty of the National Park

The Northumberland National Park Authority has partnered with Google Maps to give visitors from all over the world a chance to view Hadrian’s Wall, the Pennine Way and more from the comfort of their own home. Since 2007, Google Maps has captured and released imagery of the world for people to explore and enjoy on…

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Author’s Tale Trails arrive at Hadrian’s Wall

National Park & Story Walk Author Combine To Enhance Time Spent In The Great Outdoors Exploring Northumberland National Park will take on a brand new dimension this year, thanks to the launch of two inspiring, fun and family-focused outdoor story walks. They magically interweave Roman, Celt and Saxon history with the world of nature and…

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Sill project awarded £50k Arts Council England grant

Northumberland National Park Authority and YHA (England and Wales) are celebrating after being awarded a £50,000 Arts Council England grant, to help people discover the possibilities of art through the Sill. The grant will be used to support the development of ‘Poems in the Air’, an exciting new permanent digital project from acclaimed poet Simon…

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Website helps visitors connect ‘on the go’

Northumberland National Park Authority is helping visitors access all the information they need about the Park, at the touch of a button. The Authority has announced the launch of its new ‘visitor-friendly’ website to showcase the stunning National Park as a destination and highlight all the many incredible places people can visit as well as…

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New mountain bike route steps up a gear

The official map for Northumberland’s most exciting new mountain bike trail – The Sandstone Way, is now available, together with a brand new website www.sandstoneway.co.uk in readiness for the new holiday season. The 120-mile (193 km) mountain bike trail between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Hexham passes through numerous villages and small communities including Wooler, Belford, Rothbury, Elsdon…

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The Sill wins £7.8m HLF grant

  There are celebrations all round today as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help more people explore and learn about the nation’s finest countryside, has been awarded a grant of £7.8m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The Sill will become the country’s first national landscape discovery centre, giving more people than ever before, the chance…

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National Park’s open for business

Today, National Parks across England have published an offer to Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) to help deliver more growth and jobs in National Parks. The offer which has been given by all 10 English National Parks has the support of Lord Heseltine and Defra Mister Lord de Mauley. In the North East, Northumberland National Park…

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Helping children get hands on with history

An engaging new series of Education Loan Boxes, covering eras from prehistory through to the early medieval period, are being made available free of charge to schools and youth groups by Northumberland National Park Community Archaeology. The Boxes have been sponsored by the North Pennines AONB Partnership as part of the “North of the Wall”…

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The Sill bid up for final HLF approval

A decision for HLF funding for The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre will be taken later this month. The project, being led by Northumberland National Park Authority in conjunction with the Youth Hostels Association (England and Wales), is being supported by a number of key partners including Northumberland County Council. In order to help secure…

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New mountain bike route to boost tourism

A new 120-mile (193km) mountain bike trail is set be launched for 2015’s tourist season – linking Berwick-upon-Tweed and Hexham via Northumberland’s most spectacular scenery. The Sandstone Way will create opportunities for tourism firms along its route, just as long-distance walking trails have done in recent years. It runs along the sandstone ridge in North…

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