This year we are celebrating 1900 years since the building of Hadrian’s Wall, and we are lucky at Layside that we can look out upon this National treasure every day. The weather has been fair over the past few days, and we have enjoyed walking our Labrador Bart along the Wall, and meeting people from all over the world who are once again returning to Northumberland to enjoy this magnificent landscape along with it’s Roman history.

Find out more about the year long celebrations of Hadrian’s Wall at 


An online poll is now open to vote Northumberland National Park the UK’s “National Park of the Year” in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2018. A winner back in 2016, Northumberland National Park has once again been nominated for the award by a panel of expert judges including TV presenter John Craven.

Voting runs until March 5th.

Visit the following link to have your say!