The Foundation

The Northumberland National Park Foundation; enhancing and protecting the beautiful landscape of the Northumberland National Park.

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.


It supports activities which promote, assist and encourage the protection, conservation and enhancement of the Park. The Foundation is also interested in activity which opens up the Park to enable a wide range of people to explore and enjoy it. This includes volunteering, education and learning opportunities for people of all ages.

The Foundation is currently helping to raise the remaining capital needed to ensure The Sill,  Northumberland National Park’s flagship National Landscape Discovery Centre at Once Brewed, on Hadrian’s Wall, reaches its full potential.


It works closely with and supports the Northumberland National Park Authority’s work, but as an independent charity. It also acts solely to build a network of supporters and choose initiatives to support throughout the Park and beyond.

If you are interested in more information please contact Rosie Thomas on 01434 611543 or email [email protected]

If you would like to make a donation please make your cheque payable to Northumberland National Park Foundation and send it to Eastburn, South Park, Hexham, NE46 1BS. Please include your contact details with any donations so that we can thank you and keep you informed of news and progress.

Trustees: Mr Charles Antony Elliott Braithwaite, Lord James Percy, Sir Walter Riddell, Mr Ian Jackson and Professor Elizabeth Archibald.

Honorary President: Rt. Hon. Baroness Joyce Quin.

Registered Charity No: 1161156.