The Cheviot Hills, Northumberland National Park\n© Simon Fraser

Walking In Northumberland


Step into a very special place, a land of big skies and breathtaking views that run on for miles - Northumberland National Park is 'the Land of the Far Horizons'. Here you will glimpse wilderness and open landscapes that stir up a deep sense of the past.

Northumberland is a place where you can find peace and quiet and escape the stresses and strains of modern life - or you can find adventure! It's up to you.

Stretching from the Scottish Border in the north to just south of Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland National Park offers some of the best hill walking found anywhere in Britain. Walking ranges from short leisurely strolls and picturesque village rambles to more challenging hill and moorland treks in the Cheviot Hills. With more than 900 km (600 miles) of way marked footpaths and bridleways to choose from when walking, you will be spoilt for choice of where to go!

Knowledgeable staff at the National Park Centre can provide you with tailored walking itineraries in and around Northumberland National Park. You can also get information on the weather, public transport, path changes, the location of public car parks, and details on accommodation, as well as all sorts of publications to help you plan your walk.

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