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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13 hours ago
Make porcelain story spoons depicting a person, event or place that's special to you on Sun 24 Oct 1-4pm at Melmerby.
No experience required, you'll be guided through the process to create a spoon🥄
Book: https://t.co/73P4pEm63U
#NationalLotteryHeritageFund #FellfootForward https://t.co/pEntaUzLYe
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13 hours ago
A tagged hen harrier has gone missing in the #NorthPenninesAONB. We're sharing the @RSPBEngland and @northumbriapol appeals for information - call Northumbria Police on 101 quoting incident reference NP-20210920-0837. Read more -
https://t.co/kdUyVul7qR
3 weeks ago
It's #stargazing season again and we've launched the #NorthPennStarFest21 programme. The week (22 to 31 Oct) is packed with events and activities for everyone who loves the super dark skies of the #NorthPenninesAONB & UNESCO #GlobalGeopark https://t.co/p5sbag9VIW https://t.co/SL17yLM0MJ NorthPennAONB photo
3 weeks ago
We're part of the @CarbonConnects project and at this forthcoming conference we'll be sharing some of the challenges of #upland #peatland restoration and talking about sphagnum reintroduction techniques #peatlandsmatter #climatechange https://t.co/paLONe7D8j
4 weeks ago
Join us to celebrate autumn & learn how to record the signs in your area for the Woodland Trust’s Nature’s Calendar. We'll take a family friendly walk @talkin_tarn Cumbria, so wear appropriate clothing & bring a packed lunch. Book here: https://t.co/4sPNC6c24h
@HeritageFundNOR https://t.co/j3k0g6E7cB
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4 weeks ago
We're looking for nominations for our Pendlebury Award, our annual recognition of outstanding contributions to #conservation in the #NorthPenninesAONB. Do you know an individual or a group who deserves this accolade? Find out what to do 👉 https://t.co/PTSRtTWNAV Deadline 26 Oct https://t.co/2iwujrUwcm NorthPennAONB photo