Northumberland National Park

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Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s statement to the nation on Sunday 10 May 2020, in which he announced that driving for exercise is now permitted, we believe more people may be planning to visit the National Park. Whilst this may not be the approach we have been advocating, we will aim to deliver the Government’s message and manage the situation as safely and responsibly as we can.

Since the announcement we have been working hard to prepare for a phased return. From the morning of Friday 15 May in line with Government advice, other English National Parks and a number of our partners in the region, we will begin opening our car parks. Social distancing measures have been put in place, our ticket machines will be card only, signs will be in place providing advice and members of staff will be on patrol. Please follow their instructions carefully and pay extra attention to on site signage.

Our toilets will remain closed until we are confident that we can open them safely and our visitor centres remain closed in line with government advice.

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The Sill

Northumberland National Park’s brand new visitor attraction will excite and inspire people of all ages to explore the landscape, history, culture and heritage of Northumberland.

Learn about The Sill

Northumberland National Park Foundation

The Northumberland National Park Foundation is a registered charity that aims to safeguard the future of the North East’s most unspoilt and iconic landscapes.

Our foundation
Paget Lazzari, Head Ranger

Paget Lazzari

Head National Park Ranger

You can feel a connection with the past in parts of the landscape which seem timeless. It’s an incredible place with a dramatic ruggedness and solitude, and that is what people who live in the hectic modern world need.