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…

1 day ago
Could you manage a ground-breaking #naturerecovery & engagement programme with the @NorthPennAONB working in partnership with @yorkshire_dales? We're looking for a manager for our #TeesSwale programme.
Find out more: #conservationjobs
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3 days ago
We're starting our worldwide relay of peatland success stories as we welcome the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration. More: & look out for more in build up to COP26, the UN's climate change conference, in November #generationrestoration #peatlandsmatter
3 days ago
In dry weather our moors are at risk of #wildfires. Find out how to protect them when you're out in the countryside and why it is so important that we look after these landscapes #befireaware NorthPennAONB photo
5 days ago
We're recruiting for 2 posts to work on the Farming in Protected Landscapes programme in the #NorthPenninesAONB, helping farmers, land managers & others to deliver work on the farmed landscape under themes of climate, nature, people & place #conservation
1 week ago
The #TeesSwale programme led by @NorthPennAONB in partnership with @yorkshire_dales puts farmers and landowners at the heart of #naturerecovery to connect, restore and enhance vital habitats in Teesdale & Swaledale. #WorldEnvironmentDay #GenerationRestoration @HeritageFundNOR NorthPennAONB photo
1 week ago
Ecosystem restoration benefits biodiversity, right down to the smallest creatures like this amazing Violet Oil Beetle (Meloe violaceus) taken by Louise Hislop at Pow Hill Special Invertebrate Site #WorldEnvironmentDay Explore more #GenerationRestoration NorthPennAONB photo