The northernmost national park in England, Northumberland National Park is situated between the border with Scotland in the north and Hadrian’s Wall in the south. Covering more than 400 square miles (1,000 square kilometers), this is both one of the least populated and least visited national parks in England.
This is one of the quietest and most remote places in England—a fantastic place to get away from one’s day-to-day life and immerse oneself in beautiful natural scenery.
The park’s unspoiled landscape is made up of the striking Cheviot Hills near the Scottish border, which roll down in an endless series of undulating hills, alternated with meadows and bogs, toward magnificent Hadrian’s Wall in the south.
From Roman ruins to spectacular landscapes, from horseback riding to long-distance hiking, the things to see and do in Northumberland National Park are plentiful.
Location: Northeastern England
Nearest Cities: Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Carlisle
Area: 400 square miles (1,000 square kilometers)
Features: UNESCO World Heritage, rural landscapes, solitude
Main Attractions: Hadrian's Wall (Path), Cheviot Hills, Roman ruins, Sycamore Gap, Kielder Forest
Main Activities: Hiking, cycling, camping, wildlife watching
Suggested Stay: 6-7 days
Further Information: Northumberland National Park Website
Northumberland National Park Gallery