On the night of Thursday 2 June there was 45 Beacons lit in 35 locations across Northumberland as the towns and villages joined together to become part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons.

Public events

These are larger events that anyone is welcome to attend. Some of these events may have entertainment before the beacon is lit - click on links below to find out more:


Community events

These are smaller scale events that are provided for the people that live in the community:

  • Allendale    10pm    Lonkley Head

  • Ford & Etal    9:45pm    Watchlaw Farm

  • Glanton        9:45pm    Glanton Hill

  • Greenhead    10pm    East of Walltown Country Park

  • Heddon on the Wall    10pm    Three Tuns Pub

  • Howick        9:45pm    Hips Heugh

  • Humshaugh    10pm    Village Orchard, Crown Inn

  • Longhorsley    9:45pm    Village Green

  • Seaton Valley    9:45pm    Seaton Sluice

  • Stonehaugh    10pm    Bullring

  • Walbottle Village    10pm    The Green

  • Wall        10pm    Wall Fell

  • Wark        10pm    Battlesteads Hotel

  • Warksburn    10pm    Coldcoates Hill

  • Warkworth    9:45pm    

  • Whittonstall    9:45pm    

  • Wooler        9:45pm    Tillside

How do you take part?

If you are interested in taking part, please download our beacon event guide here. Please then contact our Beacon Master Jez Light, at You can view the official Guide to taking part by visiting

If you live in a community close to Hadrian’s Wall, there is a website dedicated to what will be the longest chain of beacons in the UK at

Roman soldier holding one of our jubilee beacons at Vindolanda in Northumberland.