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Northumberlandia

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Northumberlandia is a unique piece of public art set in a 46 acre community park with free public access and 4 miles of footpaths on and around the landform.

The centrepiece of the park is Northumberlandia, a stunning human landform sculpture of a reclining lady. Made of 1.5 million tonnes of rock, clay and soil, she is 100 feet high and a quarter of a mile long.

Far from being a rigid manicured art form, Northumberlandia is a living part of the countryside that will mature over time and change with the seasons. What you see when you visit is only the start of something that will evolve through generations.

An additional point of interest is that you can see into the Shotton Surface mine from the top of Northumberlandia a particular attraction for fans of big machinery.

Kestrels can often be seen hovering over the landform itself. The woodland trails harbour woodland birds and spectacular fungi (in the autumn), whilst the grasslands are hotspots for butterflies and meadow flowers. The ponds do attract some birdlife and insects, including damselflies, and biodiversity will continue to improve with  naturalisation and improved planting schemes.

How do I get to Northumberlandia using public transports?

Northumberlandia is located near the town of Cramlington in Northumberland, about 10 miles north of Newcastle. Arriva Buses X21 and X22 run from Newcastle Haymarket Bus Station, via Gosforth Regent Centre. You need to alight at the bus stop by the Beacon Hill / Fisher Lane roundabout, which is near the pedestrian entrance to Northumberlandia.

Use postcode NE23 8AU for Sat Nav if you are driving.

 

Opening Times

Northumberlandia, the Lady of the North (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* Northumberlandia is open from dawn til dusk every day. Visitor Centre open: Friday to Sunday from 10am till (Opening hours vary with the season, please check the website for up to date timings).

 

 

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