What’s happening on Hadrian’s Wall?

Don’t imagine the main action all took place centuries ago - the frontier today is the setting for drama and music, historical events, kids activities and all sorts of other tempting festivities. There are both Roman and non-Roman events aplenty for people of all ages with a vast array of interests and passions! Dark Skies stargazers, film buffs, kite-flyers, Easter egg hunters, Roman re-enactors, birds-of-prey enthusiasts and many more besides are all catered for. Whether you want to join a sponsored walk, get up close with some Roman objects, peruse incredible art installations or have your mind blown by world-class performances, you’re in the right place. The calendar is simply packed so take a look and join us!

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What's on

12 Apr 2017

Join a Ranger on one of their favourite walks in Northumberland National Park.

Walltown Quarry Country Park (National Park car park), Greenhead, Brampton, CA8 7JD
01434 611505
14 Apr 2017 to 17 Apr 2017

Be a challenge champion this Easter weekend! Join our quest, meet a character from the past and crack the clues as you explore Carlisle Castle.

Castle Way, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8UR
+44 01228 591922
15 Apr 2017 to 17 Apr 2017

Get to grips with the art of kite flying at Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall.

Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7DD
01697 747602
19 Apr 2017

Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park.

Walltown Quarry Country Park (National Park car park), Greenhead, Brampton, CA8 7JD
01434 611505
Walltown Quarry, Greenhead, Brampton, CA8 7HF
7 May 2017

To celebrate International Dawn Chorus month.

The Heritage Centre, Station Yard, Woodburn Road, Bellingham, NE48 2DG
01434 611505
10 May 2017

Join a Ranger on one of their favourite walks in Northumberland National Park.

Walltown Quarry Country Park (National Park car park), Greenhead, Brampton, CA8 7JD
01434 611505
28 May 2017

Join a Ranger on one of their favourite walks in Northumberland National Park.

Kirknewton Village Hall, Kirknewton, Wooler, NE71 6XF
01434 611505
31 May 2017

Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park.

Walltown Quarry Country Park (National Park car park), Greenhead, Brampton, CA8 7JD
01434 611505
2 Jun 2017

Treasure trail challenge.

Wooler Common car park - From Newcastle take the A697 to Wooler. At Wooler take 'Ramsey Lane', the second road on the left, for 1 mile to the car park on the right.
01434 611505
11 Jun 2017

Join a Ranger on one of their favourite walks in Northumberland National Park.

Carey Burn Bridge, Harthope Valley
01434 611505
1 Jul 2017

It's National Meadows Day.

Walltown Quarry Country Park (National Park car park), Greenhead, Brampton, CA8 7JD
01434 611505
1 Jul 2017

It's National Meadows Day.

Wedder Leap, Northumberland National Park car park
01434 611505
Hadrian's Cavalry Turma
1 Jul 2017 to 2 Jul 2017

On Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July, one of the largest Roman cavalry re-enactments ever seen in the UK will take place throughout the day at Bitts Park in Carlisle as part of Hadrian’s Cavalry.

2 Jul 2017

Join a Ranger on one of their favourite walks in Northumberland National Park.

Greenhaugh Car Park, Greenhaugh, Hexham, Northumberland
01434 611505
Hadrian's Cavalry Exhibition
15 Jul 2017 to 16 Jul 2017

Meet fast-paced cavalry warriors with their unique and ancient weapons, witness awe-inspiring drills and little Roman soldiers can even have a go at becoming a mighty horse in our chariot racing!

Chollerford, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 4EU

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