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Join the Yorkshire and North East committee and the Northumberland National Park for a lecture and guided walk in Hadrian's Wall Country, starting from the flagship visitor centre, The Sill. 

Reflecting on the loss in 2023 of the Sycamore Gap tree - an event which made international headlines - Northumberland National Park Authority Chair Jean Davidson gives a personal account of the challenges of managing iconic landscapes and explores the role of focal points as 'gateways' for access and engagement. Her talk in The Sill's learning centre will be followed by an opportunity for lunch. In the afternoon, we will make the 3 mile (5 km) / 2 hour round walk to Sycamore Gap, led by a local expert guide from the Northumberland National Park.

Event information

Please dress appropriately for the weather and activity.

The ticket price includes tea and coffee on arrival, but does not include lunch. There will be an opportunity for you to purchase food and drink from The Sill Café between 12.00pm and 1.00pm prior to the walk and afterwards until 4.00pm.


Booking information 

Advance booking for this event is required. Tickets are £15, and £5 for RGS-IBG members. Please book by midday on Monday 1 July 2024. If you have any questions or require assistance with your booking, please email 

Your contact details (name and mobile phone number) will be shared with the event organiser in case of emergency or last-minute change to the event. The event organiser will delete all of the information provided by you within seven days of the event taking place. 

This event has been organised by the Yorkshire and North East committee with the Northumberland National park Authority.

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Venue information 

Please meet at The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre, Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7AN at 10.30am. 

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Open to all
6 July 2024, 10.30am-4.00pm

Non-member £15.00, Member £5.00