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.

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3 days ago
Upland farming and innovative technology. We worked in partnership with @Natures_Voice at #RSPBGeltsdale as part of our #FellfootForward Landscape Partnership Scheme, funded by @HeritageFundNOR https://t.co/HJNBlyB5fE
4 days ago
We had great fun with our takeover, sharing the geology and landscape of the #NorthPenninesAONB and UNESCO #GlobalGeopark https://t.co/L31lj42eEx
6 days ago
The snowy slopes of the #NorthPenninesAONB were on show to the nation yesterday as #Weardale Ski Club featured in #SkiSunday (about 34 mins in) https://t.co/bOKRGXTaas
2 weeks ago
Learning at home and interested in digging a bit deeper under the surface of the #NorthPenninesAONB & UNESCO #GlobalGeopark? We have some great #earthscience activities to do at home https://t.co/Aly6as7YVr #geology #geopark #homelearning #lockdown2021