Last updated – 14:50 Monday 6 April

Government advice is clear that people should not be travelling to Northumberland National Park at this time for recreation and that everyone should be observing social distancing requirements.

During the past two weeks people have been adhering to government advice and we would like to thank everyone for following the guidelines. It is important we all continue to do so; it is in all our interests to Stay at Home, Protect the NHS and Save Lives.

Our visitor centres, car parks and public toilets remain closed. The National Park Authority is working closely with Northumbria Police to monitor different locations across the Park on an ongoing basis.

The following car parks have signs which say they are closed to the general public, but do remain open for use by local residents and emergency services:

  • Alwinton, Wedder Leap, Slimefoot/Trows Roadend, Buckhams Bridge. Layby for Woodhouses Bastle, Billsmoorfoot.
  • Careyburn and Hawsen Burn.
  • Ingram Bridge, Bulby’s Wood, Hartside, Ingram Cafe
  • Hethpool, Simonside, Lordenshaws, Harehaugh
  • Brocolitia, Housesteads, Steel Rigg, The Sill, Cawfields, Walltown, Hareshaw Linn

Where our sites have gates, these will be closed however, we do not currently intend to physically block off car parks as we are keen that they remain accessible for emergency use.

We look forward to welcoming visitors back to the Park when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, you can experience the Park at home through the #OutdoorsIndoors campaign featured on our social media channels.

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