The North Pennines is a fantastic place to get away from it all. Whilst you visit this stunning place please make sure that you have a positive impact on the area's environment and communities.
A special place
The North Pennines is one of England's most special places - a peaceful, unspoilt landscape with a rich history and vibrant natural beauty. It was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1988. It is also a European and Global Geopark. Much of the North Pennines is also designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Please consider your impact on the sometimes fragile environment of the North Pennines, follow the Countryside Code and be a green visitor!
Green tourism businesses
There are a number of tourism businesses (including accommodation providers) in the North Pennines which have awards under the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) or the Bellamy Award Scheme - when you visit them you can be sure that the environmental impact of your stay is being considered and reduced wherever possible.