This 5.6 mile (in total) linear route explores the pastures and allotments around the village of Cowshill in Upper Weardale. These grasslands are an important nesting habitat for visiting wading birds in the spring and summer.
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Take this 3 mile circular route, in the Derwent Valley, and discover the area's characteristic heather-clad moorland. You'll (on a clear day) be greeted with impressive sweeping views. In misty conditions navigation may be tricky.
This 2.4 mile (in total) linear route explores the upland oak woodland found in the dramatic Derwent Gorge National Nature Reserve. The views across the woodland canopy from the gorge sides are impressive and excellent for birdwatching.
This 2.4 mile (in total) linear route, in the Allen Valleys, explores much that is characteristic of the North Pennines - high peaty moorland, the sweet melancholy call of the golden plover and the towering remains of chimneys from the area's lead mining past.
This 6 mile (in total) linear route explores the birdlife found in Allen Banks and Staward Gorge - a stunning site in the north of the AONB looked after by the National Trust.
This 5.6 mile circular walk takes you to Tindale Tarn in the far north west of the North Pennines. Here you'll find a rich variety of breeding birds in the spring and summer and a range of wildfowl during the winter months.
On this 8 mile circular walk in the South Tyne Valley you'll experience a range of North Pennine habitats and their distinctive birdlife: rushy allotment; heather moorland; and woodland.
Come along to our bird ringing demonstration, led by Stephen Westerberg, [...]