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 Buy local

Buying locally produced food or crafts is a great way to help the North Pennines prosper.   

There's lots of local products and produce to choose from ... moorland lamb, speciality sausages, dry cured bacon, candles, mustard, game, cheeses, organic soups, jams, jellies, chutneys, speciality breads, bespoke furniture, chopping boards... the list is practically endless!

Farmers' markets

There are many farmers’ markets to visit across the North Pennines; from Brampton in Cumbria, to Hexham in Northumberland and Stanhope in County Durham.

Tasty Trails

If buying and eating locally sourced and cooked food is your thing then why not take a look at and follow our two tasty trails: Tasty Trails - in and around Teesdale and Tasty Trails - Weardale & Derwent Valley!

Art, crafts and the landscape

The landscapes of the North Pennines have a rich association with artists and writers - past, present and future. You'll also find a wealth of craft workers - pottery, textiles, candles, wood and metal work to name a few - in and around the AONB.

Market days

The following settlements have local markets:

  • Monday: Kirkby Stephen, Stanhope (April-October)
  • Tuesday: Hexham, Penrith
  • Wednesday: Barnard Castle, Brampton
  • Thursday: Haltwhistle
  • Saturday: Appleby
Buying local produce at Hexham Farmers' Market 
Stall at Middleton-in-Teesdale Farmers' Market
Stall at Penrith Farmers' Market