The North Pennines AONB 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.
From the challenges of the open moorland landscape of the fells, to the more intimate feel of the dales, if you're into walking you'll love the many opportunities that the North Pennines offers! There's everything from challenging long distance routes like the Pennine Way to gentle riverside rambles. You'll find a good network of Public Rights of Way, integrated with the expansive rights of open access.
The North Pennines AONB Partnership produces a wide variety of themed, self-guided, walks booklets and leaflets and there are a large number of walking guides produced by others, available for the area. Many of these publications are available to download from this website. The towns of Alston, Barnard Castle, Brampton and Kirkby Stephen have also been awarded the Walkers are Welcome status.