Visit & explore

Explore the North Pennines

Visit & explore

Explore this fantastic landscape and enjoy a warm welcome from the people of the North Pennines! Over the winter we’ll be adding more information on what to see and do in the AONB. 

As you explore you’ll find open heather moors, delightful dales, tumbling upland rivers, wonderful woods, close-knit communities, glorious waterfalls, fantastic birds, stone-built villages, intriguing imprints of a mining and industrial past, distinctive plants, fascinating invertebrates and much, much more.

Visit the interactive map to download walks, trails and attractions to help you explore the area.


Did you know…

8 hours ago
John’s clearly struggling a bit with his nutrition but nevertheless he’s relentlessly moving up the Cross Fell climb - this is an #epic dot watching #ultrarunning extravaganza @pennine_way #GoJohnGo #JKPWFKT
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Nicki Lygo @DrLygo
In Middleton, John looked and felt unwell. He slept for 40 minutes, ate barely anything & set off feeling no better than when he had arrived. He has just been through Dufton looking a little better and he managed to eat more.😃

This guy is made of very strong stuff 💪🏻

9 hours ago
Relentlessly moving forward John Kelly is owning his FKT attempt on the @pennine_way - currently on the Cross Fell climb from Dufton #NorthPenninesAONB #ultrarunning #legend
16 hours ago
John Kelly has reached the Baldersdale on his Fastest Known Time attempt on the @pennine_way - he’s now deep into the #NorthPenninesAONB track him live at: he’s on schedule to beat Mike Hartley’s 1989 record 2days17hours20mins NorthPennAONB photo
4 days ago
Welcome and congratulations to @BCgeopark, one of 15 new @UNESCO Global #Geoparks. Great news 👏👏
4 days ago
Have you been #LearningWithNature? Under 16s can enter the @BritishEcolSoc competition to share how they have connected with nature during lockdown 🐛🌱🌳🐞🕷️.
6 days ago
I'm not sure I like the sound of the #Croglin Grange vampire 😱
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MansionCottage1863 @cottage1863
Continuing with my Cottage A-Z of the #NorthPenninesAONB
we have....

The magnificent #CrossFell.

#CarriersWay....winding its journey across the Fells.

The #Croglin Grange Vampire.......🙃