Tuesday 16 August 2022

Northumberlandia - The Lady Of The North


Did you know that there is a giant lady landform sculpture that you can walk up in Northumberland? Located on the outskirts of Cramlington, you will find her and it is free to visit with free onsite parking too. Read on to find out more. 

What Is Northumberlandia?

Well Northumberlandia or the Lady Of The North as she is often referred to is a giant - I'm not kidding she is huge at 100 foot high at her tallest point and she has four miles of footpaths around her. She is set in 46 acres of public park which is lovely with forest areas, ponds and footpaths around or up her. 

northumberlandia sculpture

It is the world's largest landform sculpture and she has been there about 10 years now. If you see aerial photos of her then you will see she is a giant female, however as she is so big when you are walking around you will only be able to see certain features - her head is very noticeable for example. 

What Can You Do There? 

Northumberlandia is ideal for somewhere to go for a nice walk, there are lots of different paths with different routes you can walk. You could just walk around the lady and the ponds or you could venture up the lady as there is different paths leading up to various parts of her body. There is steps leading up to the head part but the rest is a stone track, parts of the lady can be steep in places but it is not difficult to climb and my children have been climbing since they were smaller. 

However you will need to keep an eye on young children as there is lots of ponds and steep hills. Although the main paths are wide and suitable for all the family to have a walk along. Sometimes it is nice just to walk around the lady without walking up her - especially nice if you have young children or dogs with you. 

There are lots of benches dotted around and some picnic benches if you wanted to stop of for a rest or bring a picnic with you. There is also an onsite cafe near the car park which is open daily 10am - 5pm (please check as timings can change) it has indoor and outdoor seating and has toilets and baby change facilities on the side of the cafe. 

toadstool in the forest trail at northumberlandia

fairy door northumberlandia

Near the cafe there is a woodland trail which is ideal for younger children and is rather magical for them. It has wooden toadstools, fairy doors hidden in the trees, seating and sculptures. 

northumberlandia cafe

There are signs dotted all over telling you about Northumberlandia and showing what routes to walk. If you do climb up her the views can be lovely on a clear day and if you visit during the week you can normally see the diggers working in the mine next door. 

Need To Know 


  • Visiting Northumberlandia is free and there is no need to book just turn up whenever you want. 
  • Northumberlandia is open daily with no set opening times 
  • There is free onsite parking 
  • While admission and parking are free they do have donation boxes if you wish to leave a donation
  • The X21 and X22 bus stop close by if your travelling via public transport (check the Arriva website for times etc). 
  • It is wheelchair and pushchair accessible if you stay on the flat parts of the path
  • Dogs are welcome but they will need to be on a lead during the visit
  • Keep in mind that it is all outdoors and can get muddy at times

We normally spend around an hour or so at Northumberlandia you could probably stay longer if you explored everything and as I mentioned there is an onsite cafe or lots of seating if you decided to bring a picnic with you. Northumberlandia is also right next to the Snowy Owl pub if you wanted to head somewhere for lunch before / after your visit. 

northumberlandia head

Keep an eye on the Northumberlandia website www.northumberlandia.com or social media pages  as they often have events and markets on throughout the year. 

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