The Cheviot Hills, Northumberland National Park\n© Simon Fraser

Section 1: Introduction

Hadrian's Wall - Milecastle 39
Hadrian's Wall - Milecastle 39
Northumberland National Park is a special place. It is a valuable resource for North East England and the nation as a whole and contributes to the health and quality of life of those who live in and around the National Park and those who visit.

This Management Plan sets out a vision and framework to guide the future of Northumberland National Park until 2014.The Management Plan marks a continued shift of approach from focusing simply on the place, to working with the people who help shape Northumberland National Park and sets out to define the role for Northumberland National Park in the 21st Century.The Management Plan therefore challenges all of us who care for Northumberland National Park to contribute to a shared future for this special place.

There are many challenges to address, from the future of land management and farming to retaining and sustaining strong and resilient communities and re-connecting our urban and rural areas.We are confident, however, that this Management Plan will help deliver a sound future for the National Park and its communities.

To make it easier for you to read we have split the Management Plan down into four sections which you can download from this website.

PDF document Download Section 1 of the Northumberland National Park Management Plan - Introduction

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