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Landscape with footpath sign

This area of Teesdale is a protected landscape, is recognised as a Global Geopark and is one of the most remote areas in the country and is a wonderful place to escape and take in natures beauty.

The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is the organisation dedicated to preserving the landscape and engaging the public with this amazing landscape.

Bowlees Visitor centre is managed by the partnership and offers outdoor learning and education, together with a café, gift shop and interpretation of the local environment in the centre.  Together with lots of information about walks and activities in the area.

The beauty of Teesdale makes a wonderful subject for digital photography, so don't forget to bring your camera on your trip. You can send your photographs of the dale to us on our facebook page using the link on the homepage, or tweet your latest images to @exploreteesdale.

Enjoy the beauty of Teesdale by taking in a beautiful view or finding peace on a walk or cycle ride, there are a wide range of walking and cycling routes available from local outlets .  Go the to the activities section to find out about how you can get out and enjoy the natural beauty of Teesdale.