Exciting events and activities announced

Northumberland National Park Authority has announced an exciting programme of events and activities taking place across the National Park and at The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre as part of the year-long Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival 

2022 will see hundreds of events and activities taking place across the length of the UNESCO World Heritage Site (from Wallsend to Ravenglass) in celebration of this year being 1900 years since the construction of Hadrian’s Wall. 

The programme of events will be hosted by venues and communities located along the Wall, including Northumberland National Park and The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre 

Sarah Burn, Head of Engagement at Northumberland National Park, said: “We’re incredibly proud to be part of Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival and to host a programme of events for visitors of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy.  

“To be involved with the Festival is a huge privilege. Northumberland National Park plays a key role in looking after Hadrian’s Wall; from managing Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail and supporting Historic England and other key partners to protect it, to supporting research and public engagement with the archaeology of the World Heritage Site.  

“Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail is enjoyed by thousands of walkers every year, and we have lots of fantastic self-led walks to explore which would be a great way for people to participate in the Festival. 

“From Wednesday 11 May 2022 The Sill will be home to an exhibition, ‘Views from the Wall: Celebrating Hadrian’s Wall 1900’, which celebrates views from the Wall that can be seen in Northumberland National Park, focussing on the special wildlife and the unique geology of the area. It also explores the idea that humans have always used the landscape around them as a natural line of defence and looks at some of the other sites in the National Park that were historically of military importance.” 

Upcoming events and activities are available to view and book on the ‘what’s on’ page on Northumberland National Park’s website. From guided walks along the Wall and e-mountain bike tours, to the Walltown Warrior challenge event at Walltown Country Park, bird watching with National Park Ecologist, Gill, self-led walks, learning resources for schools and more, there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy. Find out more by visiting: https://www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk/whats-on/