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North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Industrial heritage meets nature

A beautiful sunny September day. A visit to Allenheads to look for nature special to the area and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MrsPepperpot_12
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Beautiful area for everyone

Fantastic walking trails, countless waterfalls and pools of water for kids to splash about in and... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
Kevin D
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

This area has some fantastic scenery if you seek it out as well as some beautiful villages and interesting attractions. I have driven many of the less traveled roads and these tend to be where the best views are found. In terms of villages Middleton in Teesdale, Allendale and especially Blanchland are worth looking out. Alston is interesting too and is rather nicer since it has received investment but I would not necessarily travel here especially unless heading to or from the Lakes. As far as roads go the lanes over the Moors from Upper Teesdale to Upper Weardale (Langdon Beck to Start John's Chapel )are wild and beautiful as is the road from Stanhope to Blanchland and Blanchland via Rookhope to Allenheads. All of these roads are well maintained and whilst narrow and steep can be driven in 2 wheel drive cars. There are waterfalls which I have never particularly found spectacular. For museums try Killhope Lead Mining Museum. The Durham Dales Centre at Stanhope are very helpful plus there is a good cafe there. For locally produced crafts there is a shop in the Durham Dales Centre, at The Forge in Allendale and opposite the White Monk Tearoom in Blanchland plus a new gallery in the centre of Alston. For a atmospheric drink after a long hike The Lord Crewe in Blanchland is incomparable if expensive.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We love the scenery of the northern Dales. Even in winter with snow still lying by the sides of the roads, the views are stunning and there is plenty of wildlife to be seen. Not to be missed.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Well worth a visit even on a cold day the views are outstanding. Plenty to see and do across all four seasons.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I have lived in and visited this beautiful unspoilt area for the last 15 years. Visitors to our holiday cottage have been overwhelmed with the scenery, not realising how lovely the area is. The differing seasons of the year produce varying perspectives of beauty with the added attractions of a vast array of bird life. My favourite is Bollihope Common as it has beautiful becks and walks.

Thank Jennifer L
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Spent two days in this area and have to say the scenery is magnificent . With some really interesting buildings and plenty to do and see, well worth a visit.

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