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North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

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North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

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  • Green AwardsGreen Tourism Business Scheme - Gold Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold 2014

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Open all year (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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Stargazing in the North Pennines, StanhopeSome of the darkest skies in England are found in the North Pennines. Much of the area is remote, wild countryside with little development and the views of the night sky are second to none.

Monday, 28th May 2018 - Monday, 28th May 2018

Killhope Lead Mining MuseumEuropean Geoparks Week 2018: Arts and Crafts FairAONB Partnership has organised a programme of events to appeal to families, geology enthusiasts and those who simply want to understand more. *Fair in the Buddle House at Killhope .Normal entrance fee applies. No booking required.*
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Monday, 28th May 2018 - Monday, 28th May 2018

Bowlees Visitor CentreEuropean Geoparks Week 2018: Bowlees Visitor Centre - Upper Teesdales's Magical MeadowsWith Durham Wildlife Trust. Drop in between 12noon and 3pm for meadow focused family-friendly activities at Bowlees Visitor Centre. Free event. https://durhamwt.com/event/upper-teesdales-magic-meadows. No booking required.
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Wednesday, 30th May 2018 - Wednesday, 30th May 2018

Bowlees Visitor CentreEuropean Geoparks Week 2018: Bowlees Visitor Centre - Earth WorksWith Durham Wildlife Trust. Drop in between 12noon and 3pm for meadow focused family-friendly activities at Bowlees Visitor Centre. Earth Works: Two sessions 10.30am -12.30pm  & 1.30-3.30pm:  rock and soil based activities. £3 per child. Booking essential*.
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Sunday, 3rd June 2018 - Sunday, 3rd June 2018

Durham Dales European Geoparks Week 2018: Bowlees Visitor Centre - The Makings of a LandscapeGuided walk from Bowlees Visitor Centre during European Geoparks Week, revealing some of the secrets of the geology of Teesdale and how it influences the land-form, land use and wildlife. 2.5 miles. Please wear boots or strong shoes. £3. Booking essential*.​​​​​​​
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Saturday, 9th June 2018 - Saturday, 9th June 2018

High ForceEuropean Geoparks Week 2018: Bowlees Visitor Centre - Three Waterfalls in One WalkGuided walk from Bowlees Visitor Centre during European Geoparks Week, revealing some of the secrets of the geology of Teesdale and how it influences the land-form, land use and wildlife. 2.5 miles. Please wear boots or strong shoes. £3. Booking essential*.​​​​​​​
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Monday, 4th June 2018 - Monday, 4th June 2018

Durham Dales European Geoparks Week 2018: Low Slitt and Middlehope Shield Mines Guided WalkJoin mining historian Ian Forbes and geologist Brian Young for a tour of these linked 19th century mine sites. Come and find out how these features interact and overlap. 3 miles
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