Category: Northumberland National Park
The Samson Inn at Gilsland, Northumberlnad, is coming to the fore thanks to a grant from Northumberland National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund (SDF). This is great news for everyone including walkers, as the inn is opening in for the 10th Anniversary of the Hadrian’s Wall National Trail. It is in the south-west corner of the county and is a traditional working village pub and a busy agricultural area. Frances Whitehead tells more.
A new Northumberland National Park scheme is being supported by farmers and landowners around Simonside in the Coquet Valley. The scheme will see the planting of saplings to give queen bees of these vital pollinators a helping hand to breed and increase.
Funds from Natural England mean Northumberland National Park can upgrade footpaths in the Cheviot Hills. New recycled stone will replace boardwalks. Northumberland National Park Communications Officer Fraces Whitehead explains.
Northumberland National Park has been supporting the development of countryside cycling resources from Hadrian’s Wall to Wooler over the past few years. Now, all that information accessible via a click with the launch of The Cycle PaD, a one-stop online knowledge shop bringing together everything cyclists might need to know about Northumberland. It will give a central point for the wealth of cycling equipment and event providers, routes and guides that our beautiful National Park and the county has to offer.
Once Brewed Centre’s winning ways used to train new Northumberland National Park visitor ambassadors
Staff at Once Brewed National Park Centre in Northumberland were winners at the prestigious North East England Tourism awards after collecting the prize for Best Information Provider Award. Now, they are set to train a new group of Visitor Ambassadors. The new staff are being recruited to be out and about in the park during the 2013 season.
A special project is taking place in Northumberland National Park to protect threatened habitats and species. The Border Uplands is an important part of the park and home to a great and vibrant range of plants and animals. The scheme will aim to improve environmental networks and give the area a much better chance at thriving.
Northumerland’s dark skies bid has received some impressive backing with the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics expressing a desire to support the initiative. The centre recognises the growing interest that people have in the skies, and believes that the few remaining dark sky sites should be protected as valuable resources.
Cawfields Car Park on Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland is one of the best places to see the starts. It is recognised officially as a Dark Sky Discovery Site. Northumberland National Park with Newcastle Astronomical Society and Herding Hill Farm will host a Dark Skies event at that place on the 20th October 2012. Book ahead to attend.
National Parks Week in 2012 will be a celebration of the UK’s beautiful landscapes. In the year of the Olympics in London, the week will acknowledge the way in which parks have inspired mountaineers, sailors, cyclists, runners and Olympic athletes to train hard and do their best. Two sportsmen shaped by Northumberland National Park are Roger Uttley and Steve Cram. Find out more.
Northumberland National Park is running some fantastic competitions at the moment. Prices vary from a signed photograph to a meal for two, to a weekend break. Northumberland National Park is England’s most tranquil place, with dramatic hills and sheltered valleys stretching from Hadrian’s Wall in the south to the Scottish border in the north. Enjoy [...]
A series of Voluntary Ranger free guided walks has been introduced by Northumberland National Park. The walks will give people a chance to explore the beauty and variety of the park. The walks run all the way through summer until September and take in the history, wildlife and landscape of England’s most northerly park.
“Perfect for Pollinators” is how visitors describe the gardens of Carraw Bed and Breakfast and the Battlesteads Hotel. And both have received the Northumberland National Park’s annual Bumblebee B&B Award.
Northumberland National Park has been recognised for its very high standard of visitor accommodation. It has also been acknowledged for its work dont to improve mobile phone and broadband coverage in rural areas. These are two of the findings from the National Park Visitor Survey of 2011.
Dorothy Hardy, a very long-serving voluntary ranger at Northumberland National Park, has received an MBE for a lifetime’s service to conservation. She and her husband Trevor joined the Northumberland National Park Voluntary Ranger Service in the Spring of 1960 and together have given outstanding service both to the National Park and the UK for more than 50.