Aim 1 - A Welcoming Park

The desired outcomes for Aim 1 focus on improving the number of visitors to Northumberland National Park, improving their knowledge of the Special Qualities of the National Park and improving the experience of all those who use the National Park. Together these objectives constitute one of the two primary purposes of National Parks from the Environment Act 1995, ‘Promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of national parks by the public’.

In doing so we hope that people will understand what we are trying to achieve and will be satisfied with their experience. The aim is also about improving access to the national park. Not just through physical improvements and logistics, but also to the diversity of our audience and ensure we are welcoming to anyone who visits. From the youngest child on their first bug hunt to the most experienced volunteer surveying our rights of way, this is why we have Aim 1.