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
Welcome to #LandscapesForLife week, our national celebration of #AONBs. It is 2pm, so why not join in our national moment for 2020? Share photos of your favourite outdoor places, and tell us why you love them #MyNationalLandscapes NorthPennAONB photo
2 days ago
#LandscapesforLife week starts tomorrow, celebrating our amazing #AONBs. At 2pm the @AONBfamily will be sharing favourite places and spaces. Where is your special spot in the #NorthPenninesAONB? Join in tomorrow, tag us and use the hashtag #MyNationalLandscapes NorthPennAONB photo
2 days ago
We have a one year traineeship opportunity to work on our #geology projects in the #NorthPenninesAONB and #UNESCO #GlobalGeopark. Read more on our website👉 #traineeship #earthscience
3 days ago
How many special #NorthPenninesAONB places will make the list? Share your favourite places on Saturday and tag us to join in this national celebration of our landscapes and nature #MyNationalLandscapes
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Landscapes for Life week starts Sat! Where is your favourite natural space? Join our national moment by sharing a photo of it at 2pm Sat. Where did you discover during lockdown? Park, canal, backyard, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Why do you love it? #MyNationalLandscapes
4 days ago
10yr anniversary of ‘Making Space for Nature’ – the Lawton Report. @NorthPennAONB and @yorkshiredales are proud to have Sir John Lawton Chair our #TeesSwale programme, putting MSfN into action on a grand scale with farmers at the heart of #naturerecovery #aonb #nationalparks NorthPennAONB photo
1 week ago
We, and our partners @yorkshire_dales National Park Authority, are recruiting 2 Farming & Nature Officers for our #TeesSwale naturally connected programme. This major #naturerecovery project will conserve, restore, expand & connect priority habitats NorthPennAONB photo