Displayed here is a collection of photographs of the hills, rivers and dales that make up the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). This is a wild, unspoilt part of Northern England where the communities are widely scattered and there is a real sense of space. Bleak hills are dissected by the dales of Teesdale, Weardale, Allendale and Tynedale, and the rivers that bear their name. This is England's largest upland area; the frequent rainfall gives rise to many spectacular waterfalls such as High and Low Force in Teesdale and Ashgill Falls, near Alston in Cumbria.

The North Pennines