Northumberland National Park – Now & Forever

Northumberland National Park Authority (NNPA) has invested significantly in its visitor facilities along Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site to make them more accessible and inclusive.

Duncan Wise, Visitor Development and Tourism Officer at NNPA tasked us with the voice-first translation and recording of a 2min welcome narrative which gives engaging information to empower people to connect with the National Park on their own terms: NNPA now extends a warm welcome to visitors in 16 languages, including Mandarin, Farsi, Punjabi and Ukrainian

The recordings are ready to be uploaded onto Blackbox-AV U-Turn sound posts. The environmentally friendly, retro-design sound posts will provide information about the geography of Northumberland National Park. The QR code on the front of the sound box will give access to recommended self-guided walking routes, and information about events and activities taking place all the year round in the National Park, e.g. at The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre. The recordings also draw attention to the Countryside Code which ensures that Northumberland National Park is enjoyed by all in the future. 

Fantastic news from North East England Tourism Awards, 29th February 2024: Northumberland National Park officer Duncan Wise received gold in the ‘Unsung Hero’ category, while the Park's visitor centres, The Sill: Landscape Discovery Centre and Walltown Country Park won silver in the Accessible and Inclusive Tourism award category.     

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Come along to the Shaun the Sheep Love your Landscape exhibition at The Sill with original artwork, props, and sets. The fascinating exibition and the exciting sculpture trail are open now till September. Visitors will learn how to make a difference to the environment through fun workshops and hands-on activities for the whole family.

The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre which was awarded silver in the Accessible and Inclusive Tourism award category in February 2024.  




The current Shaun the Sheep Love your Landscape exhibition and the exciting sculpture trail are open now till September.
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