Northumberland National Park

Northumberland is the northernmost national park in England. It covers an area of more than 1030 km² between the Scottish Border in the north to just south of Hadrian’s Wall. It is one of the least populated and least visited of the National Parks. The park lies entirely within Northumberland, covering about a quarter of the county Spread over the hills and valleys at the very top of England, but right in the centre of Britain, Northumberland National Park has unspoilt treasures  awaiting your discovery. Ancient pre-history and the rare red squirrel exist alongside traditional lifestyles with a thriving culture.

There are distinct characteristics within the landscape of the Northumberland National Park .To the north there are the breathtaking rolling moors and grasslands of the Cheviot Hills, with their ancient hillforts and pure rivers. In the centre is the Upper Coquet Valley with the landmark Simonside Hills and the beautiful villages of Harbottle and Holystone. To the west are the valleys of the North Tyne and Redesdale, wild, inspiring and once home of the Border Reivers and still inhabited by red squirrels.In the south is the iconic ridge of the Whin Sill with Hadrian’s Wall striding along its crest.

My national parks has the largest and most up-to-date listings for Northumberland national park area. We have:  accommodation, holidays, attractions, events, hotels, restaurants, pub guides, festivals and extensive tourist information. We have in depth resources for all Northumberland activities inc: walking, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding, watersports and general outdoor activity centres.

Also have a look at our Northumberland history, geography, geology, and weather pages,+ maps and guides sections.

Tourist Activities and Attractions in the Northumberland National Park : Castles, museums, nature, wildlife, farms, historic sites, arts and crafts, visitor centres, gardens and parks, country houses and estates, industrial heritage.

Northumberland National Park Holidays and Accommodation: Hotels, bed and breakfasts, camping and caravan sites, self catering, hostels, holiday cottages, holidays, weekend breaks, inns, activity and adventure holidays .

Eating and Drinking in Northumberland: Traditional country pubs and inns, local restaurants, tearooms, coffee shops cafes and local food shops.

Northumberland Festivals and Events:  Regular or one off celebrations in Northumberland, village fetes, historic & traditional events seasonal festivities, sporting and charity activities and events.

Families and Kids activities in Northumberland National Park: Child and family friendly activities and attractions, playgrounds and family fun.

Tourist Information Centres in Northumberland National Park: When you are already on the ground and you need to know more drop in and ask the friendly local experts.

Outdoor Activity Centres in Northumberland: Activity centres offering multiple and varied adventure activities, inc water sports.

Northumberland National Park Outdoor Activities Guide: Walking, hiking, mountain biking, waters ports, sailing and horse riding.

Indoor Leisure Activities in Northumberland National Park: cinemas, leisure centres, bowling alleys, swimming pools and theatres.

Northumberland National Park Maps and Guides: Ordinance Survey OS maps, AA guides, classic Northumberland guides,
digital map resources.

Landmarks and Highlights: Well known towns, views, trails, mountains, lakes, waterfalls and walks that make Northumberland famous.

Transport to Northumberland : Coaches, railways, flights, roads and ferries.

Transport in and around Northumberland National Park: Getting about once your there; trains, buses, roads, boats, bikes and car parks.

History Geology and Geography: Learn more about the past of Northumberland, how it has been shaped by geological forces, human behaviour, industrial development, its history as a national park & general facts and figures.

Northumberland National Park Weather and Climate: History of weather patterns, sunshine, temperature and rainfall averages.  Sources for long and short time Northumberland weather forecasts and predictions.