The North Pennines

The North Pennines

The North Pennines is one of England’s most special places – a stunning landscape where heather moors, rolling peatlands and magical hay meadows sit harmoniously alongside intriguing imprints of a world-renowned industrial past.

Beside the rambling rivers and within the wonderful woodlands you will find a wide array of birds, animals and plants that all thrive in this special place which has been deservedly designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and UNESCO Global Geopark.

Exploring the North Pennines is easy. Our visitor centre at Bowlees is a great place to start To discover more of what the North Pennines as to offer visit

The North Pennines AONB Partnership. To find out more about the work of the North Pennines and the AONB Partnership visit their website

The Friends of the North Pennines. Find out more at