North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

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North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)


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Opening Times

Open all year (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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Waterfall at Gibson's Cave, situated nearby to Bowlees Visitor CentreBowlees Picnic Area, NewbigginThe picnic area is in a sheltered side valley of Teesdale. There are 4 waterfalls in the site and more falls alongside a footpath to Gibson's Cave.

bowlees Bowlees Visitor Centre, NewbigginSituated amidst stunning woodland, near to Low and High Force waterfalls and surrounded by rolling fields of hay meadows, Bowlees Visitor Centre has all you need to make your visit to the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty memorable.

Sunday, 24th November 2019 - Sunday, 24th November 2019

 Upcycled ChristmasBowlees Visitor Centre - Upcycled ChristmasSay no to glitter and tinsel.  Upcycle pre-loved clothes and fabric oddments to make a Christmas wreath.  Materieals provided.  Booking essential. 10:00 - 16:00
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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.

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.

The Ford Kitchen, NewbigginOur catering partners, The Ford Kitchen@Bowlees are open when we are, presenting a classic café menu with an ever-changing specials board. The specials vary from delicious soups and hot sandwiches to omelettes and quiches. Vegetarian and gluten free options are readily available.

Saturday, 30th November 2019 - Saturday, 30th November 2019

Sunday, 1st December 2019 - Sunday, 1st December 2019

Saturday, 7th December 2019 - Sunday, 8th December 2019

 Upcycled ChristmasBowlees Visitor Centre - Christmas is ComingFamily-friendly Christmas activities.  Make cards and decorations with a natural twist and follow the trail to help Santa to find his reindeer.  Booking essential. 
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