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Welcome to the North Pennines

This is one of England's most special places - a stunning landscape of open heather moors and peatlands, attractive dales and hay meadows, tumbling upland rivers, wonderful woods, welcoming communities, intriguing imprints of a mining and industrial past, distinctive birds, animals and plants and much, much more. In recognition of its special qualities the area has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The North Pennines is also a UNESCO Global Geopark - highlighting its globally important Earth heritage.

Visit the Explore North Pennines portal to discover the amazing range of activities available across the AONB. At the heart of this site is an interactive map which will allow you to search by activity, interest and location.

North Pennines Latest

Gibson's Cave in Teesdale

Waterfall Exhibition To Light Up Teesdale

Paper Bridge Artist Turns Barns into Waterfalls

A line of Joules Wellies

Special Offer with Joules To Celebrate National Trail Welly Walks

20 per cent off for you!

Chris & Heather McCarty

Conservation Couple Win The Pendlebury Award

Heather and Chris McCarty Hailed As Conservation Champions

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Celebrate the launch of our new art trail!

Come and see the Creepy Crawl