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North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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Stanhope OMG

If you love nature, love stone buildings, love a cute village feel then you'll love Stanhope. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RaS141
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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What a smashing place. So picturesque everywhere you look, just a fabulous place to be. If you... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
paulyfb
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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) 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...more
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1 Martin Street | Stanhope, Weardale Business Centre, The Old Co-op Building, Bishop Auckland DL13 2UY, England
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All reviews dark skies great area to explore high cup long dog great countryside walked around regular basis well worth a visit middleton in teesdale lead mining lovely walk car park lakes cauldron weardale snout scenery
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love nature, love stone buildings, love a cute village feel then you'll love Stanhope. The village is active, but not over touristy. The mile long old quarry behind the village is a brilliant walk that doesn't have to be that long and its...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

What a smashing place. So picturesque everywhere you look, just a fabulous place to be. If you feeling down come up here park up, get out and just enjoy the peace and quiet, it will recharge the soul and your batteries

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank paulyfb
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

A beautiful sunny September day. A visit to Allenheads to look for nature special to the area and often tolerant of the lead remaining in the soil. The fungi were in great abundance.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MrsPepperpot_12
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Fantastic walking trails, countless waterfalls and pools of water for kids to splash about in and not forgetting some of the most amazing views in the North East rivalling the Cheviots and North Yorkshire Moors

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This area is just lovely. We called at the Langdon Beck Hotel for a quick lunchtime bevy, then drove to Cow Green Reservoir car park. From there we walked to Cauldron Snout. We were fortunate, as despite the dry summer, there was a lot of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Soozee
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Sshhh.... Don't tell everyone, or they'll all want to visit! So much there to see and do. Rain or shine!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

The North Pennines are criss-crossed with foot paths, but you need to be a map reader because there are so few walkers that you cannot just follow trampled grass across the fields. Lots of birds, from flocks of goldfinches to a rare Goshawk. Enough public...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Bruce Y
Reviewed 5 August 2018

I walk every saturday with my son who is autistic and really enjoys the freedom of being away from people. The north pennines AONB is one of our favourite areas, and the wear valley is lovely peaceful and has mostly well signed walking routes. Still,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank john e
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful area of the country. I drive through it on a regular basis. I have stopped and walked around and explored. There are lots of black & brown grouse and a great area to explore and air very long dog walks.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank olibot
Reviewed 1 July 2018

A most memorable walk through some of the most beautiful land in all of England. Waaaaay off the beaten path - but well worth the time.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Tracy P
10 August 2018|
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Response from DMC1958 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tracy P, You could look at walking in the Teesdale area High Force walk is nice.. The walk to High Cup Nick from Cow Green is great if you like wilderness walking - check out the views of High Cup Nick. Alternatively, you... More
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