An historic landscape of international importance
This scheme is developing the unique grasslands and enhancing the nature and culture of this World Heritage Site and important geological feature.
This is a remote upland border landscape with dramatic views over the moors, bogs and grasslands known as ‘Hadrian’s Wall Country’. The Great Whin Sill forms a hard ridge of craggy rocks along Hadrian’s Wall and into north Northumberland around the coast at Bamburgh and Lindisfarne where castles are built upon the exposed rock. An historic landscape of international importance where culture and nature come together.
This scheme will develop the unique grassland and wildflower communities and wildlife found along Hadrian’s Wall and the rock outcrops of the Whin Sill.
Virtual tour by Mike McFarlane
We aim to:
- Change grazing regimes
- Limit gorse encroachment
- Prevent further loss and fragmentation
- Manage the impact of human trampling
- Work in partnership with local farmers and landowners
Scheme area: 9,000 hectares
This scheme is helping species including...
Current threats to the landscape
Inappropriate management, scrub encroachment, habitat fragmentation, uncontrolled access leading to trampling
This scheme is also...
Helping wildlife adapt to climate change, improving access for people, encouraging green tourism, providing environmental education.
Hadrian’s Wall Heritage