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Please help us to look after the Trail - updated 29th September2016

24th October 2015


Thank you to our loyal Trail supporters

Although these are generally testing times for England's National Trails (our budget is around 50% less than it was 3 years ago) there is a small but growing stable of supporters including walkers, businesses, heritage organisations and others who are supporting us, financially and in other creative ways, to help us achieve our essential maintenance targets.  While we accept today's financial reality the fact remains that at the moment we cannot plan for all of the maintenance works that the Trail, and the associated archaeology of the World Heritage Site, needs.  Please help us to achieve our aim of employing a secoind full time maintenance ranger. 

We are still the reigning BBC Countryfile Magazine's 'Best Walking Trail' in Britain.  Please help us to keep it that way.

Your help deserves to be acknowledged so from now onwards every single contribution will be listed in this blog page.  The business and other organisations currently supporting the Trail will be listed in alphabetical order and there is a separate listing for individual donors.  

One of the easiest ways of supporting us is by buying a Trail 'Passport' and the new 2016 Passport is now available from  Other stockists include Segedunum Roman fort and Museum, Walltown Country Park, Carlisle Tourist information Centre and the King's Arms in Bowness-on-Solway.  Walking operators that agree to stock the Passport make a significant contribution towards our work.   

Business supporters 2016: 

Nurture Hadrian's Wall

Bush Nook Guest House

Carlisle TIC

English Heritage

Hillwalk Tours

Macs Adventures

Number 10 Catering Limited at The Sands Centre, Carlisle

Oak Tree Lodge, Whitley Bay

Robin Hood Inn

Rat Race Events

Rucksack Readers

Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne

Shepherds Walks Holidays

Stirling Surveys

The King's Arms, Bowness-on-Solway

Tyne & Wear Museums


Individual supporters 2016:

The following supporters have made either donations, purchased old signpost fingers or sponsored items of Trail furniture in 2016.   

Mayr Flook

Alan Goswell

Andrew Giles

Mark Richardson & Snowy

Daniel Bray

Catharine MacMillan

Meaghan Gerard

Neil Wigfield

Paul O'Hagan

Laura McGowan

Tim Swales

Richard Callaghan

Chris Donovan

John Hicks

Claire Nichols

Stuart McLelland

Joshua Overton

Peter Barham

Jane and Chris Hall

Tony Woodland

Christopher Frost

Nadya Binnis

Mark Richards

Stephen Squires

Joan Burda & Betsy Ashley

Chris & Liz Merritt

Christopher Brown

Christina Hamilton

Mark Godson

Danielle Knox

Gillian Orrell

Other ways you can help us

We have a great selection of old signpost fingers for sale and now individual walkers, event companies and businesses can help by sponsoring a piece of the Trail. 

£5 sponsors a metal acorn waymark, refurbished by one of our volunteers

£10 sponsors five metres of woodchip for path surfacing in woodland

£15 sponsors a diversion notice

£25 sponsors a metre of the ground reinforcing sheet that we use to repair areas of worn ground  

£125 sponsors a signpost

£450 sponsors a kissing gate

All sponsors will be acknowledged in this blog where I will also regularly update you on how we have spent your money. If you sponsor a signpost or kissing gate then you will receive a photo of your adopted structure as well as details of its location.  This is an ideal way for event companies and organisers of large charity events to make a contribution towards this essential work. 

If you are interested then I would love to hear from you.  Do get in touch by emailing me at or by calling me on 01434 611519. Donations can be made in one of three ways: by using the donate button on this website; or by sending a cheque payable to Northumberland National Park Authority; or by making a payment to Northumberland National Park through the banking system.  Either way, please get in touch with me first.

Thanks, Dave McGlade


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