Global Network of National Geoparks

North Pennines Pocket Guide 2009/10

Source : Published :October 10, 2009

This free, A5-sized, pocket guide is your comprehensive guide to the North Pennines AONB and UNESCO European and Global Geopark. It's packed full of useful information to make your stay in this fantastic area an enjoyable one

Part 1 (1.7Mb)( Adobe Reader required.): Front Cover-page 13: Welcome to the North Pennines; A special place; Green accommodation; and Be a green visitor!

Part 2 (1.2Mb)( Adobe Reader required.): Pages 14-23 - Nature watching in the North Pennines: Moorlands, Bird watching (including black grouse and guided tours), Hay time, Geology and landscape.

Part 3 (386kb)( Adobe Reader required.):Pages 24-27 - Historic environment & Art and the landscape, Buy local (incorporating farmers' markets).

Part 4 (555kb)( Adobe Reader required.): Pages 28-35 - Events and Activities, incorporating - agricultural shows and fairs, Northern Rocks Festival, the North Pennines AONB Events Programme 2009 (full listings), and other events providers in the AONB.

Part 5 (1.0Mb)( Adobe Reader required.): Pages 36-47 - Area Guides to Teesdale, Weardale, Derwent Valley, Alston Moor & East Fellside, and South Tyne & the Allen Valleys. Incorporates a detailed map of the whole of the North Pennines.

Part 6 (1.2Mb)( Adobe Reader required.): Pages 48-53 - Attractions in the North Pennines: detailed listings of the visitor attractions in and around the AONB (including admission prices and opening times).

Part 7 (964kb)( Adobe Reader required.): Pages 54-65 - Outdoor activities, incorporating pages on walking (promoted routes, walking and dogs, open access), cycling (National Cycle Network, traffic-free routes, mountain biking, cycle hire and shops, Wheels to the Wild Cycle Route), horse riding (including riding centres and livery), fishing (reservoirs, rivers and lakes).

Part 8 (776kb)( Adobe Reader required.): Pages 66-Back Cover - Other AONBs, Publication request form and Information Centres in and around the North Pennines

The complete guide (4.8Mb)( Adobe Reader required.)is also available.

To order a free paper copy of this handy A5 guide simply send an email to, call 01388 528801 or write to North Pennines AONB Partnership, Weardale Business Centre, The Old Co-op Building, 1 Martin Street, Stanhope, County Durham DL13 2UY.