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North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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Industrial heritage meets nature

A beautiful sunny September day. A visit to Allenheads to look for nature special to the area and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Beautiful area for everyone

Fantastic walking trails, countless waterfalls and pools of water for kids to splash about in and... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
Kevin D
Durham, United Kingdom
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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...more
1 Martin Street | Stanhope, Weardale Business Centre, The Old Co-op Building, Bishop Auckland DL13 2UY, England
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All reviews lake district dark skies great area to explore high cup long dog walked around regular basis middleton in teesdale well worth a visit lead mining lovely walk car park lakes cauldron scenery weardale snout
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful sunny September day. A visit to Allenheads to look for nature special to the area and often tolerant of the lead remaining in the soil. The fungi were in great abundance.

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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Fantastic walking trails, countless waterfalls and pools of water for kids to splash about in and not forgetting some of the most amazing views in the North East rivalling the Cheviots and North Yorkshire Moors

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This area is just lovely. We called at the Langdon Beck Hotel for a quick lunchtime bevy, then drove to Cow Green Reservoir car park. From there we walked to Cauldron Snout. We were fortunate, as despite the dry summer, there was a lot of...More

Thank Soozee
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Sshhh.... Don't tell everyone, or they'll all want to visit! So much there to see and do. Rain or shine!

Thank Amanda T
Reviewed 26 August 2018

The North Pennines are criss-crossed with foot paths, but you need to be a map reader because there are so few walkers that you cannot just follow trampled grass across the fields. Lots of birds, from flocks of goldfinches to a rare Goshawk. Enough public...More

Thank Bruce Y
Reviewed 5 August 2018

I walk every saturday with my son who is autistic and really enjoys the freedom of being away from people. The north pennines AONB is one of our favourite areas, and the wear valley is lovely peaceful and has mostly well signed walking routes. Still,...More

Thank john e
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful area of the country. I drive through it on a regular basis. I have stopped and walked around and explored. There are lots of black & brown grouse and a great area to explore and air very long dog walks.

Thank olibot
Reviewed 1 July 2018

A most memorable walk through some of the most beautiful land in all of England. Waaaaay off the beaten path - but well worth the time.

Thank PH113
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place in all weathers and a place we visit often for day trips & over night camping. Solitude & dark skies

Thank whatyaseeiswhatyaget
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This is an amazing place if you appreciate wild moorland and quiet. There are several car parking areas beside the narrow road. If you travel to the far end of the road - you have to stop due to a locked gate - there are...More

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Tracy P
10 August 2018|
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Response from DMC1958 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tracy P, You could look at walking in the Teesdale area High Force walk is nice.. The walk to High Cup Nick from Cow Green is great if you like wilderness walking - check out the views of High Cup Nick. Alternatively, you... More