Area Attractions

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

Make Gibbs Hill an ideal centre to explore the magnificent World Heritage Site, Hadrians Wall, with close proximity to the main Roman sites of HousesteadsVindolanda and the Roman Army Museum.


  • 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.


Further Afield

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