Explore Hadrian’s Wall
Activities include walking, cycling & birdwatching, climbing and archery.
Visit Northumberland’s heritage sites
Near Gibbs Hill Farm
Towards the Northern boundary there is an ancient stone circle, thought to be an early bronze age burial site, which has been scheduled as an ancient monument by English Heritage. This site is worth the walk, not only for it’s historical interest, but also for the views it offers. There is also access, via Gibbs Hill land, to a specially created boardwalk and bird watching hide on the nearby Greenlee Lough nature reserve.
New for 2016 is The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre which will host extensive learning and participation activities to celebrate, enjoy and conserve the incredible landscape of the Northumberland National Park.
Hadrian’s Wall Country
- Walking – featured as one of Sunday Times Best Walks of Britain.
Walk the best bits of the New Hadrians Wall PATH from your own doorstep.
- Cycling – Hadrian’s Cycle Way and the Pennine Cycleway both go by the Farm entrance.
- Birdwatching from bird hide on Greenlee Lough Nature reserve.
See abundant bird life eg.Merlin, curlew, lapwing, kestrel, sparrowhawk, occasional osprey visiting.
- This historic region of Northumberland has many Historic Castles such as Alnwick Castle and Bamburgh Castle in Border Reivers country.
- Explore the Beautiful Coastline with unspoilt golden beaches where you can visit Holy Island and the Farne Islands nature reseve.
- Northumberland National Park is a nature reserve stretching from Hadrian’s Wall to the Cheviot Hills with superb walking scenery, a variety of wildlife and many historic sites.
- Not to be missed is a visit to Alnwick Garden with its famous water features.
We are centrally placed for visits to Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham, the Lake District, the Scottish Borders, National Trust properties, the North Pennines, and Beamish.
Enjoy more photographs of Northumberland by Graeme Peacock