Home to the biggest man-made lake in northern Europe and the biggest working forest in England, covering 250 square miles.
Other things to do nearby
The home of Victorian inventor and landscape genius Lord Armstrong. Crammed full of ingenious gadgets, and the first house to be lit by hydro-electricity. Visit the National Trust website page
A co-operative group of volunteers, producers, artists and makers promoting small businesses and the beautiful North Pennines landscape through the Allendale Forge Studios Art and Craft Centre. Vis
Callerhues crag is popular. It’s a very bold sort of crag - but one worth tackling! Routes tend to be hard, but short.
YHA Bellingham is a natural stop-off point on the challenging Rievers Route. There are plenty of on and off road trails in the beautiful National Park.
This Roman fort is just south of Hadrian's Wall and is great for learning more about the local history.
Based at the site of Carvoran Roman Fort, the Roman Army Museum is an authentic and dramatic tribute to Rome’s extraordinary military legacy. Visit the website
The alternative 120 mile route across northern England through the land of the Border Reivers.
Steeped in history, this National Trail chases along the mountain tops along the rugged backbone of England and offers 268 miles of the finest upland walking in England.
2.7 miles Housesteads Roman Fort is the remains of an auxiliary fort on Hadrian's Wall.
The oldest purpose built prison in England, Hexham Old Gaol will give you an insight into crime and punishment in medieval Northumberland. Visit the Gaol website
Welcome to Northumberland National Park! This summer we are looking back to the start of National Parks and also looking forward to all the great green action that can be done to keep our National
Enjoy the tranquility and natural planting of this unique garden developed along the former railway track. Enjoy an english country afternoon tea while here. Visit the Station website
Simonside (near Rothbury) has three fine crags, the northern scarps of the moors to the north of Rothbury offer brilliant climbing. Further west are Sandy Crag, Linshiels, The Drakestone and Sou
Stargazing – a simple yet intriguing and inspiring evening activity.