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Sandstone Ride

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 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…

The Sill

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…


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…


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”…

The Sill

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…

Sandstone Ride

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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Youth Clubs

Mosaic Youth Project

Our Mosaic project aims to introduce 16 to 25-year-olds to the beauty and benefits of the Park. Once you’ve tried out some of the activities on offer, you can become a ‘Young Champion’.


The Sill

The Sill is an exciting £11.2m initiative of international importance that will create a Landscape Discovery Centre and new YHA Youth Hostel near to Hadrian’s Wall.


Hexham Enterprise Hub

Businesses can now benefit from the facilities of Northumberland National Park Authority at our dedicated Hexham Enterprise Hub, which offers high-speed Wi-fi broadband, meeting rooms and office space.