Discover National Parks Fortnight

Discover National Parks Fortnight will take place from April 3rd to April 16th, and this year from Dartmoor in South West England to the Cairngorms in the North of Scotland, the UK’s most iconic protected landscapes will be sharing their work to support nature recovery – inviting everyone to discover National Parks.

The fifteen National Parks of England, Scotland and Wales all have their own unique and special landscapes. From forests and wetlands, mountains and moors, lakes and rivers – each National Park provides a home to many of the UK’s rarest plants and animals. They also emit oxygen that we breathe, provide food for us to eat, and ultimately ensure a sustainable planet for future generations.

National Parks in the UK are working closely with partners, volunteers, farmers, landowners and local communities to boost biodiversity and help nature thrive.

Throughout this Discover National Parks Fortnight we will be introducing you to many of the creatures and places we all need to protect. We’ll be sharing stories around the work we do to conserve and enhance Northumberland National Park and providing lots of opportunities for you to get involved and enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits which come from connecting with nature.

Celebrate with us and #DiscoverNatonalParks

Take a look at our What’s On guide to see how you can get involved. There’s something for everyone, whatever your age or ability. From guided walks to holiday clubs for kids, there’s a raft of nature inspired activities and events taking place in April.

Not visited the National Park before? Start at The Sill!

The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre is the perfect place to start exploring Northumberland National Park, and a fantastic location to connect with nature.

The Sill Visitors Centre

visitors centre in Northumberland National Park

Located just a stone’s throw from Hadrian’s Wall, The Sill is free to enter and features interactive exhibitions, a fully accessible rooftop walk, locally soured café, outdoor playscape, Changing Places facility and shop. It’s also the perfect place to start a walk to the famous Sycamore Gap.

The Sill is also home to The Lost Spells: Listening to a Landscape of Voices, an enchanting exhibition and programme of activity inspired by the beautiful book The Lost Spells, which features artwork and words by the beloved creators of The Lost Words – artist Jackie Morris and writer Robert Macfarlane.