The North Pennines offers a huge variety of walking experiences in a nationally designated landscape full of character and features to enrich your visit.
There are several Geotrails which have been created by the North Pennines AONB Partnership to help you find beautiful routes to explore whilst learning about the landscape. On these walks you will explore the geology of these impressive areas and see breath-taking views in the process. Many of the walks will also introduce you to local wildlife and history – there is truly something for everyone.
Some of the Geotrails are also available in the Geotours App.
|Allen Banks Geotrail||Northumberland|
|Ashes Quarry Geotrail||Durham|
|Ashgill from Garrigill Geotrail||Cumbria|
|Brandon Walls Mine Geotrail||Durham|
|Cow Green Geotrail||Durham|
|High Cup Nick Geotrail||Cumbria|
|High Force and Bowlees Geotrail||Durham|
|Hudeshope from Middleton Geotrail||Durham|
|Low Force and Holwick Geotrail||Durham|
|St John’s Chapel Geotrail||Durham|
|Slitt Wood and West Rigg Geotrail||Durham|
|Stanhope Burn Geotrail||Durham|
|Whitesike and Bentyfield Mines Geotrail||Cumbria|
Leaflets and guides
The AONB Partnership produces a wide variety of themed, self-guided walks booklets and leaflets. There are also a large number of walking guides produced by others, available for the area.
A good way to find out about good walks is to contact the nearest information centre to where you are planning to visit. Alternatively, you can access a selection of downloadable guides by checking out the ‘More about…’ section at the side of this page or by referring to our map on the Visit & explore page.