NORTHUMBERLAND NATIONAL PARK

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NORTHUMBERLAND NATIONAL PARK

Less than an hour from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland National Park was established in 1956 and covers an area of over 400 square miles.  Hadrian’s Wall runs through the southern part of the park.  Further north is Kielder Forest (which is administered separately from the National Park), reputedly the largest man-made forest in England, and Kielder Water, Europe’s largest artificial lake.  Straddling the border between England and Scotland are the Cheviots, a range of hills that rise to 2674 feet (815 metres) at the Cheviot, the highest hill, and parts of which are bleak and remote.

Northumberland National Park is famous for its lack of light pollution – it contains the largest area of protected night sky in Europe.

Principal settlements in Northumberland National Park are Hexham, Haltwhistle, Bellingham, Rothbury and Wooler.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Northumberland National Park Authority
Eastburn
South Park
Hexham
County
Northumberland
Post Code
NE46 1BS
Main Historic Period
N/A
Link to featured article
Primary Management
National Park

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