What we do
Pennine Way People
The North Pennines AONB Partnership has brought together volunteers with a passion for the countryside and a sense of place to look after a stretch of one of the country’s most iconic walking routes.
Through the Pennine Way People project, volunteers look after a 73-mile stretch of the Pennine Way National Trail which falls in the North Pennines AONB and UNESCO Global Geopark, between Tan Hill on the Teesdale and North Yorkshire border to Greenhead in Northumberland. The route attracts thousands of walkers every year and when combined with temperamental weather conditions the trail can become a victim of its own success, with the ground underfoot becoming boggy and eroded.
The project is funded by the Pennine National Trails Partnership. Volunteers can take part in practical work parties, including footpath repairs and way marking, and can apply to be allocated a specific stretch of the route to look after as its ‘champion’.