There are many great spots to enjoy a picnic in the North Pennines with great views you can savour while you enjoy a bite to eat. Why not make your picnic extra special and sample some of the exquisite produce from our local food producers while you’re at it?
Enjoying good food outdoors is one of those rare pleasures in life. If you are in the mood for some alfresco dining you’ll be spoiled for choice in the North Pennines. There is one accredited Country Park, with picnic facilities, at Talkin Tarn. Elsewhere in the AONB picnic sites can be found in the historic market town of Alston, overlooking Cow Green, Tunstall and the other Teesdale reservoirs, and in numerous woodland locations like at Bowlees Visitor Centre and Hamsterley Forest. All of these sites provide parking, picnic tables, interpretation, with walking trails nearby and many have additional facilities like accessible toilets, shops