Did you know?

Facts about the North Pennines AONB

  • We currently have 840 volunteers

  • Every year we engage 1000+ school children in conservation activities

  • 40% of the UK's species-rich upland hay meadows are in the North Pennines

  • 3400 people came to events in our three North Pennines Stargazing Festivals

  • 5 ‘do in a day’ packhorse routes to choose from

  • 73 of our walking, cycling and riding trails available here.

  • We've restored 35,000Ha of peatlands - that's >3 x the size of Newcastle!

  • We restored 273ha of grassland through our Nectarworks project

  • The North Pennines AONB has 16 Dark Sky Discovery sites

  • In 2018 49,000 people came to our Bowlees Visitor Centre