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There are lots of interesting and exciting events planned for throughout 2015 to help you explore the wilds of the wonderful North Pennines  

  • Click events to see our full range of events in 2016

Always something going on...

Whether you're interested in the area's geology, want to learn to identify some of our flowers and animals or head out on a long walk  here's always something going on.

Plus there's a host of craft sessions, nature workshops and family-friendly events at Bowlees Visitor Centre. Click events at Bowlees Visitor Centre for further details.


Most of our events are advance booking only to ensure enjoyment and safety for each group. Leaders will not accept you without a booking. Please only book on events that you fully mean to attend; you may prevent someone else taking part if you don’t turn up.  If you do need to cancel - let us know! Unfortunately if you cancel your booking within a week of the event date and the event subsequently goes ahead, we will be unable to refund the booking fee.

Events designed for families are clearly identified. Where appropriate minimum age limits are also provided. If in doubt call 01388 528801 for advice.

Please note that dogs are not allowed on any of our events.

Walk grades:

Easy - suitable for most people. Easy, comfortable walking, may be some stiles
Moderate - typically a country walk with some hills, stiles and muddy paths. Boots advisable
Hard - hill walks with steep, strenuous climbs. Rough moorland. Boots essential. Full hill walking kit required

Reserve list

If an event is fully booked and you would like to join a reserve list, please email us on and include your name and phone number.


Maria enjoys exploring a North Pennine hay meadowA group of volunteers measuring peat depth during our 'How Deep is Your Peat?' event
Enjoy wreath making at Bowlees Visitor CentreWalkers enjoy a guided walk in the South Tyne Valley
Bead workshop Cauldron Snout
Group enjoying Bowlees Visitor Centre