North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a stunning landscape of open heather moors, dramatic dales, tumbling upland rivers, wonderful woods, close-knit communities, glorious waterfalls, fantastic birds, colourful hay meadows, stone-built villages, intriguing imprints of a mining and industrial past, distinctive plants and much, much more. As well as being an AONB the North Pennines is also a European and Global Geopark - a status endorsed by UNESCO. The AONB is a distinctive landscape of high moorland and broad upland dales in the North of England. It shares a boundary with the Yorkshire Dales National Park in the south and extends as far as the Tyne Valley, just south of Hadrain's Wall, in the north. Parts of the North Pennines AONB are in the three counties of Cumbria, Durham and Northumberland. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is exactly what it says it is: an outstanding landscape whose distinctive character and natural beauty are so precious that it is in the nation's interest to safeguard them.There are 46 AONBs in Britain (33 wholly in England, four wholly in Wales, one which straddles the English/Welsh border and eight in Northern Ireland) and they cover 18% of our countryside. AONBs are designated in recognition of their national importance and to ensure that their character and qualities are protected for all to enjoy.
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john e
Gateshead, UK1,664 contributions
Wonderful walks by the burn or river to suit any ability
Jul 2020
We walked up the Stanhope Burn - steadily continuously uphill on mostly good tracks - and back via Jollybody farm. A pleasant walk of about 2 hours with great views.
Written July 28, 2020
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olibot
Bishop Auckland, UK1,086 contributions
Cannot be beaten
May 2020 • Solo
It is always good for the soul to stop and enjoy the truly beautiful North Pennines AONB.
The views and walks are hard to beat (without coastline).
Written May 21, 2020
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kelvinwilliama2014
Istanbul, Turkey2,232 contributions
THIS PART OF THE WORLD WILL LEAVE LASTING MEMORIES
Dec 2019
Spend time and tour the area and the many interesting villages. Do not be afraid to abandon the Car and meander down pathways by streams and along the Banks of the River Wear as they invariably lead to enchanting encounters.
Written January 9, 2020
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Thanks for your review of the North Pennines AONB - pleased that you've had a good visit :)
Written March 2, 2020
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remoteman
Carlisle26 contributions
A Beautiful Area
Jun 2019
This area of Britain is a hidden gem. The peace and tranquility is wonderful to experience. It is particularly good for those who love walking or cycling in an area where you may not encounter anyone else all day. The solitude is awe inspiring.
Written September 7, 2019
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Thanks for your review of the North Pennines - I'm pleased you've had a good visit. A few years ago we asked people what was their top motivation for visiting and 'peace and tranquillity' was the top reason :)
Written March 2, 2020
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MrsPepperpot_12
Edinburgh, UK110 contributions
Looking at wildlife
Aug 2019 • Couples
Visited Allenhead and looked around village. A small museum that we didn't look at this time but walked around the mining related structures. Then explored the end of village searching for insects and plants. Self-guided but there are information boards and more on the Internet.
Written August 26, 2019
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Thanks for your review - I'm pleased that you had a good visit to Allenheads and the wider North Pennines - it's not an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) for nothing! It won't be long before the waders are back to the moors in numbers - bringing the area alive again for spring :)
Written March 2, 2020
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Diane C
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Killhope Leadmining Museum in dramatic rural scenery
Aug 2019
The Killhope Leadmining Museum provides a down to earth look at the geology and historical and social aspects of leadmining in the North Pennines and also can be used to get a mini intro to the flora and fauna of the region. The North Pennines in general will transport you into a different world that will refresh your spirits and make you want to go back. People here are open and friendly. Plan your trip ahead of time and watch out for the sheep.
Written August 22, 2019
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Many thanks for your review - I'm really pleased you enjoyed your trip to Killhope Lead Mining Museum - it's a remarkable museum telling the story of lead mining in the area and bringing the lives of the people involved to life! It's interesting that you felt a visit to the North Pennines 'refreshed your spirits' - when we asked people a while ago what their top motivation was for visiting the area - 'peace and tranquility' came out top!
Written March 2, 2020
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Christeve2014
Sheffield, UK5 contributions
Stunning Countryside
Aug 2019
Some fantastic walking to be enjoyed in the area, followed by afternoon tea in one of the many tearooms in one of the villages.
Written August 21, 2019
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Thanks for reviewing your visit to the North Pennines - I'm pleased you had a good walk and tearoom stop! The area certainly does have a lot of great walking :)
Written March 2, 2020
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Susan R
Whitley Bay, UK7 contributions
Magnificent!
Jul 2019 • Family
Just spent the afternoon visiting the monumental art installation that is 'Hush' in Upper Teesdale - can't tell you how much joy it brought me. A lovely amble through woodland and farm yards to get to Bales Hush and it was well worth the effort. The sun came out and the sails of fabric dazzled in the breeze.

Met some fantastic people - fellow walkers, locals who lived nearby and even the artist - Steve Messam.

Start your adventure at Bowlees Visitor Centre.

Wear some sturdy shoes as it can get a bit damp under foot but hurry as it will be gone by 5th August.
Written July 29, 2019
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Thanks for reviewing your visit to the North Pennines AONB and Hush - really pleased that you enjoyed your visit and the temporary art installation. Hush was visited by over 2,000 people and really well received :)
Written March 2, 2020
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Marion1946
Spalding, UK11 contributions
A bit of Old England
Jul 2019 • Friends
Unexpectedly attractive corner of England. Undiscovered by holidaymakers from the South of the Country
Written July 23, 2019
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Many thanks for taking the time to review your visit to the North Pennines - it's not a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) for nothing! I'm pleased that you enjoyed your visit :)
Written March 2, 2020
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Stephen S
Wolsingham16 contributions
Like the Lake District, without the Crowds
Jul 2019 • Friends
Do you remember planning a walk and then having to navigate because the path was not paved, the hills not made into steps.
That is the Weardale experience. Locals are very friendly, pubs very good, scenery lovely and walking along stretches of the river Wear are world class!!
Written July 9, 2019
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Thank you for leaving a review about your visit to Weardale and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) - great to hear that you had such a positive experience walking in Weardale :)
Written March 2, 2020
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