North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

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North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)


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

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Sunday, 18th November 2018 - Sunday, 18th November 2018

 Upcycled ChristmasBowlees Visitor Centre - Upcycled ChristmasJoin artist Lone Helliwell and create a beautiful lavender filled fabric Christmas mouse to take home. Lone is from Denmark and was taught to sew by her father who was the costume designer for the Royal Danish Ballet. 14:30 - 15:30
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Walking in the North PenninesWalking in the North Pennines, StanhopeThe North Pennines has a vast rights of way network, including the Pennine Way National Trail, numerous circular walks and large areas of open access land making it a great place to go for a walk.

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Saturday, 1st December 2018 - Saturday, 1st December 2018

Saturday, 8th December 2018 - Saturday, 8th December 2018

christmas crafts at bowlees Bowlees Visitor Centre - Christmas Crafts at BowleesMake card with a natural twist (1 Dec) and decorations from natural materials (8 Dec).  Adults free, child £2 
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What's Nearby

  1. High up in Weardale, this is a lovely country walk that is not too difficult - apart from...

    0.43 miles away
  2. A circular 7 mile walk following the Mineral Valleys Walk waymarkers on meandering route...

    0.49 miles away
  3. We run a range of outdoor activities including rock climbing, canoeing, high ropes,...

    0.49 miles away
  1. Small but fascinating volunteer run folk museum with an amazing collection including the...

    0.5 miles away
  2. A 1⁄2 mile stroll in upland countryside.

    1.12 miles away
  3. This 5.5mile route takes you through the beautiful countryside of upper Weardale in the...

    1.14 miles away
  4. A strenuous 32 mile circular cycle ride up hill and down dale from St John's Chapel to...

    1.14 miles away
  5. A linear 4 mile (6.5km) walk from Cowshill to Killhope Lead Mining Museum along the...

    1.83 miles away
  6. “A Dales Journey” is a 90 miles drive following the footsteps of John Wesley’s 1761...

    2.06 miles away
  7. The woodland walks are part of a day out at Killhope – two wildlife hides, one accessible...

    3.89 miles away
  8. Refurbished in 2016, Killhope is a multi award winning Victorian lead mining museum...

    3.89 miles away
  9. Long distance walk (77 miles) running through The Land of the Prince Bishops. Steeped in...

    3.89 miles away
  10. In its entirety, the Teesdale Way is a 92 mile route which follows the River Tees from...

    4.18 miles away
  11. Cow Green Geological Trail Approximately 4 kilometres each way, this linear trail uses...

    4.38 miles away
  12. In and around the former lead mining village of Rookhope, this walk takes in both the...

    5.34 miles away
  13. High Force is the most majestic of the waterfalls on the River Tees. The falls are only a...

    5.94 miles away
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