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Northumberland National Park, Hexham

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National Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Northumberland National Park is the northernmost national park in England. It covers an area of more than 1,050 square kilometres (410 sq mi) between the Scottish border in the north to just south of Hadrian's Wall, and it is one of the least populated and least visited of the National Parks. The park lies entirely within Northumberland, covering about a quarter of the county.

The park covers several distinct areas. In the north are the Cheviot Hills, a range of hills that mark the border between England and Scotland. Further south, the hills give way to areas of rolling moorland, some of which have been covered by forestry plantations to form Kielder Forest. The southernmost part of the park covers the dramatic central section of Hadrian's Wall, dating from the Roman occupation.

The 10,000-year history of human habitation of the region is explored through the many archaeological sites, ranging from prehistoric monuments and Roman remains to Pele towers, constructed as a defence against invading Scots and Border Reivers.

The Park's official symbol is the curlew.

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  • Breathtaking Scenery but visit spoiled by bleeding visitors for every penny - they charge everybody even disabled blue badge holders to park. That discourages visitors from stopping.  more »
  • We so enjoyed our 4 days in the area, plenty to see and do and just enjoyed the relaxation in the park  more »
  • Parking wasn't too bad, though they could do with a little more as we got there around 11am and the overflow car park was almost full. You had to pay for parking and there were no facilities like a public loo or even a dustbin. Had good access to see some of Hadrian's Wall though and was worth it for a short trip.
  • My favourite place to escape and go for a run. Every time I return I feel like I discover something new. A special place for the whole family.
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