Northumberland National Park Authority to take over as lead organisation managing Hadrian's Wall Trail

The Hadrian's Wall Trust has asked the Northumberland National Park Authority to take over as lead partner for the 84-mile National Trail that runs the length of the wall.

Part of the Hadrian's Wall Trail
Part of the Hadrian's Wall Trail

The trail runs the length of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and is currently managed through a partnership including Natural England, English Heritage, Northumberland County Council, Cumbria County Council, Northumberland National Park Authority (NNPA), North Tyneside Council and Newcastle City Council, with Hadrian's Wall Trust taking the lead in managing the trail.

However the Hadrian's Wall Trust has decided to wind up. The park authority now intends to begin consultation on transferring the service from the trust as soon as possible.

NNPA access and recreation officer Lorna Lazzari said there was already a maintenance plan in place.

She added: "The national park is aware of the priorities at this time and is working closely with the councils through which the National Trail passes to commence our planned pre-season maintenance works along the route and to prioritise and schedule future work with partners."


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