Northumberland National Park
Otterburn, Northumberland National Park

Details for Northumberland National Park

Northumberland National Park covers an area of 1030 square km, and is an area of spectacular rugged countryside which lies in the very North of England, between the Scottish Borders and Cumbria.

Tranquil and unspoiled, the landscape here is made up of rolling hills, man made forests and rugged open moorland and is home to a wide and diverse range of habitats, with an abundance of birds and wildlife. The rare red squirrel is one of the most treasured residents and a delight to see.

Walkers, cyclists and climbers come to enjoy the natural beauty and explore this wonderful area, and there are plenty of cycle routes and signed walks through the countryside and numerous pretty villages.

The Cheviot Hills and the Kielder Forest form part of the national park, the central section of Hadrian's Wall is also encompassed within the park and is a well visited site of historic archeological interest.

There are several lakes and fresh water rivers which flow through the park making it ideal for a spot of fishing, in particular for salmon and brown trout which thrive in the perfect conditions.

There is always plenty of activity going on in and around the national park and with several visitor centres and an annual visitor guide outlining things to do, special events and facilities available, there is bound to be something to suit everyone.

Throughout the year there are music festivals, art and craft fairs, traditional farmers markets and local shows. Local sites of historic interest offer tours including an award winning museum of rural and industrial life at Bellingham Heritage Centre and the Stannersburn Forge. Catcleugh Black House,...

 

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