North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), incorporates much of the Durham Dales, and 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 UNESCO-endorsed accolade awarded to areas with world-class geology. Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are recognised as the equal of our National Parks and were established with the purpose of conserving and enhancing natural beauty so you'll be sure of finding some spectacular landscapes with plenty of opportunities to explore on foot and on bikes.
So welcome to the North Pennines, a place where you can stretch your legs, spread your wings and explore one of the finest landscapes in England. This place has inspired many of Britain's most famous artists, writers and people of ideas for centuries. Come and let it inspire you too!
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Ashbrow is a beautiful 3 bedroom cottage with breathtaking views across the upper Pennines, set in...1.8 miles away
Dales Farm is a traditional stone farmhouse providing quality bed & breakfast accommodation...2.06 miles away
The farmhouse has recently undergone extensive refurbishment bringing it back to its former glory,...2.48 miles away
Stay at Alice and Nelly Cottages and wake up to panoramic dale views and bird song in the heart of...2.48 miles away
Tucked away in a peaceful and friendly village this stone built, single storey, detached property...2.5 miles away
Newly refurbished character 19th Century 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house. Sleeps 6 + 4. Log fires and...2.54 miles away
A warm welcome awaits you at Lands Farm, conveniently situated within walking distance of the...2.8 miles away
Beckleshele is set off the beaten track in a remote location 1400ft up in the moorlands of Upper...3.28 miles away
Ideal base for individuals, family and group visitors to the North Pennines Area of Outstanding...4.64 miles away
Family run hotel , home cooked food, Cask Marque fine ales certificate, opposite High Force...5.84 miles away
Horsley Hall is an elegant 3-storey country manor-house dating back to the 17thC. Built as a...6.03 miles away
Two bunkhouses situated beside the River Tees on the Pennine Way, in an Area of Outstanding Natural...7.44 miles away
Situated in the heart of the dramatic Teesdale landscape and within walking distance of the...7.46 miles away
A 200-year-old cottage, in quiet and peaceful rural location. Superb views, surrounded by farm....7.62 miles away
Eastcroft is a charming miner’s cottage situated in the heart of Stanhope village and within...7.83 miles away
This stone lead miner's cottage high in the Pennine hills is our own family holiday cottage. There...7.82 miles away