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…

4 days ago
Please remember to #staylocal and close to your own home when you go out to exercise. Do not travel in to the #NorthPenninesAONB from other areas or travel distances within the AONB to walk or exercise. NorthPennAONB photo
1 week ago
Fabulous 🙂
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Ann Whitfield @Anns_paintings
One more painting for #CountyDurhamDay This is one of the cairns on top of Cronkley Fell, a wonderful, wild and windswept place. It looks bleak, but here you'll find some of our rarest and most beautiful wild flowers in just a few weeks time. @NorthPennAONB
1 week ago
Beautiful and important - to celebrate #CountyDurhamDay here's a way the landscape benefits everyone. Restoration work as part of #NaturalFloodManagement re-wets and re-vegetates our #peatlands to #slowtheflow of rainfall, helping to reduce flooding downstream NorthPennAONB photo
1 week ago
Another for #CountyDurhamDay - this moody shot of Goldsborough in Baldersdale taken by a member of the #NorthPenninesAONB team NorthPennAONB photo