Information for New Visitors
If you’re thinking of visiting Northumberland National Park for the first time, we’ve put together some information below to help you plan your day out.
We’re glad to welcome you to the spectacular landscapes of the Northumberland National Park, which has been voted as the best National Park in UK. We hope you enjoy making wonderful memories, and experience the beauty and tranquillity the Park has to offer.
Northumberland National Park is a living, working landscape so it’s important to practise social distancing when you visit, even when out and about in the National Park.
We want you to enjoy your visit and stay safe, and we hope this information will help you make the best of your day.
Things to do and places to visit
Whether you’re looking for a walk into the hills or just a quiet place to picnic with friends and family, please stay safe and keep those around you safe too. Be sure to explore our website for inspiration about where to visit.
Some local facilities within the National Park may still be closed. If you’re coming to the National Park, we recommend you prepare by packing a bag and bringing everything you think you’ll need with you – and please remember to take it all away with you at the end of your visit.
Sycamore Gap on Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland National Park, England
The weather too is very changeable, so be prepared if it suddenly gets colder or wetter whilst you are out and about. Do remember there are some scenic and charming villages to explore within and close to the National Park such as Wooler, Bellingham and the market town of Hexham, for if the weather does decide to take a turn.
Northumberland National Park’s public toilets are currently open at the following locations:
Additional toilet facilities can be found at other local tourist attractions and nearby villages.
Be Considerate, Responsible & Kind