COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We are all aware that we are making some big changes to our lives in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the latest Government guidance means that everyone is required to stay at home. Although we can go out for exercise, that means close to your own home. People must not travel from other areas into the North Pennines AONB, and you should not travel distances within the AONB for walks or other exercise.

This helps to reduce the spread of the virus. It will also help to minimise the risk of accidents on our roads, reducing unnecessary pressure on the NHS and emergency services at this extremely difficult time. It will also support our local communities who need to access their local shops and services while maintaining the required distances from others to keep everyone safe.

In these unprecedented times, please ensure you stay up to date with the latest guidance from the Government

Contacting us

The North Pennines AONB team is working remotely and will not be available on our usual office number. If you would like to contact us, please email the relevant team member directly. If you don’t have a contact name, please send a general email to and we will respond as soon as we are able to. You can find our up to date contact list at:

At the moment, we are all adjusting to the changes in our lives. Soon we will be posting some links and resources that may help you and your family to remain in touch with nature while you are at home. For now, we may be little quieter than usual on social media, but you can stay connected as we begin to find a new normal over the coming weeks. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or on this website:

Stay at home and stay safe,

The North Pennines AONB Partnership

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