Northumberland National Park

Following the new Government guidelines announced on Thursday 26 November 2020, the shop and toilet facilities at The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre will be open from Saturday 5 December 2020, every day from 10am to 4pm.

As the North East region, including Northumberland, is in Tier 3, the exhibition spaces and café will be closed but takeaway refreshments will be available from the kiosk including soup and sandwiches at weekends. Unfortunately, our rooftop walk will remain closed due to viewing platforms not being permitted under Tier 3 guidelines.

Our visitor centre at Walltown will be closed during the winter season and our activities programme is postponed until further notice. Car parks and toilets across the National Park will remain open as they have done during lockdown.

The new national restrictions from 3rd December 2020 can be viewed here.

When in the National Park, please remember to stick to the two-metre rule at all times, wash hands or use hand sanitiser whenever possible and wear a face mask when entering any of our toilet facilities.

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The Sill

Northumberland National Park’s brand new visitor attraction will excite and inspire people of all ages to explore the landscape, history, culture and heritage of Northumberland.

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Northumberland National Park Foundation

The Northumberland National Park Foundation is a registered charity that aims to safeguard the future of the North East’s most unspoilt and iconic landscapes.

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Paget Lazzari, Head Ranger

Paget Lazzari

Head National Park Ranger

You can feel a connection with the past in parts of the landscape which seem timeless. It’s an incredible place with a dramatic ruggedness and solitude, and that is what people who live in the hectic modern world need.