COVID-19

Northumberland National Park Authority is following current government guidelines which can be found in the four-step roadmap here.

Given the continued high levels of Covid infection in our region, and the impact on staffing through the need for some to self-isolate, we are having to review our services and Covid provisions on an ongoing basis.

Our car parks and public toilets are open.

The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre is open 10am – 4pm as of 1st November, including the shop, permanent exhibition, temporary exhibition ‘Future Landscapes’ and the Whin Sill grassland rooftop walk. Our visitor centre at Walltown Country Park is closed for the winter, and will re-open in February 2022.

To safeguard our team and people visiting, we will continue to wear masks and operate with Covid-secure measures in place. We politely ask everyone to hand sanitise and to continue to wear masks when moving around inside our offices and visitor centres.

Over the course of the pandemic, we have seen how important natural spaces have been for everyone as a place to improve our physical and mental wellbeing. The Park remains busy as we continue to welcome more visitors to The Sill and popular locations in the National Park; as we head into the festive season we expect to see this continue as visitors are enjoying the outdoors for their wellbeing and attending our popular festive events programme at The Sill.

We all have a role to play in protecting the unique and special qualities of the Northumberland National Park and the wellbeing of others.

By planning your visit and getting to know the Countryside Code, you can keep safe and help keep the Park as a place where people and nature can recover together and be enjoyed by everyone for years to come.

If you choose to visit Northumberland National Park – please be responsible, considerate and kind.