Northumberland National Park
Northumberland National Park is the northern most national park in England. It covers an area of more than 400 square miles. The uppermost section of the park runs towards the Scottish Border with the lofty Cheviot Hills, whilst the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site dominates the south, with Kielder Water & Forest Park to the west. It is the least populated National Park in the UK. With its clear air, clean waters and dark skies, it is also one of England most tranquil locations.
Take the Hadrian's Wall Path. Explore lesser-known ancient spots like the remains of Bronze Age burial sites at Turf Knowe in the Breamish Valley. Relax and enjoy the striking show of colour at the upland hay meadows of Falstone and Barrowburn and enjoy the heady scents of honey of the park’s heather moorland, ablaze with purple.
Northumberland National Park is also rich in wildlife. You can see red squirrels, a rare black grouse and the curlew - a moorland bird with an unforgettable cry that is the emblem of Northumberland National Park.
Nightfall brings the incredible experience of stargazing in the darkest skies in the country. There are many places in the national park where you can galaxy gaze into truly dark skies.