National Park Website
Published: Thursday 16th Apr 2015
Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team
National Park website - a tool to plan the perfect day out
If you are planning a holiday in the Northumberland region, then the chances are that experiencing its great outdoors is high on your must-do list. There is no doubt that the area boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the country – from the Sycamore Gap in Hadrian’s Wall country to the Yeavering Bell at Cheviot Hills, Hareshaw Linn at North Tyne to the Whitelee Moor at Redesdale, there is simply no shortage of stunning natural beauty.
However, getting the most out of your visit to Northumberland National Parks isn’t always easy. It’s hard to know exactly where to go and what there is to do so that you can plan ahead.
Fortunately, the National Park Authority is determined to change all that with the launch of its new website. Providing a cutting edge experience for visitors and a strong focus on their requirements, the new National Park website promises to be a fantastic tool to help both new and existing visitors get the more out of their holiday.
Planning on the go
As you would expect, the site is compatible with both smartphone and tablet technology. The need for this is backed up by statistical research. In 2011, six per cent of respondents to the National Park Visitor Survey said they used mobile devices to access visitor information. This percentage increased dramatically to twenty-two per cent in 2014. Convenience appears to be key. Those of us in the digital age want to know everything at the touch of a button, irrespective of where we are and what device we are using.
Of course, many seasoned users actually want more than just access to information – they want a website experience that is fast, responsive and interactive. To this end, the Northumberland National Park website features such as interactive mapping, building your own itinerary and Your Park facility are designed to personalise visitor requirements.
In terms of speed, broadband services across Northumberland have been improving rapidly, which should provide users with enhanced experience.
How the website can help
Apart from interactive features, the website is full of useful information to highlight all the places you can visit and different activities you can do while you are there. Weather updates will be there, as well as anything else that would help with your trip planning.
The site doesn’t focus on one particular location; rather it aims to connect different locations so visitors can choose what appeals most.
Through integration with social-media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, visitors will also be able to keep track of the latest news, including the exciting Sill project, which is a national landscape discovery centre planned for the heart of the Hadrian’s Wall country. This centre will help people to learn about the region’s natural landscapes.
Grace Darling Holidays
Knowing where to go is one thing, but knowing where you should stay is quite another. For those who are coming to Northumberland to enjoy all its offerings, take a look at the Grace Darling Holidays website for accommodation inspiration.
With self-catered cottages, apartments, converted barns and even a stately home dotted along the Northumberland coastline, you are sure to find a property that suits both your taste and your budget.