Wi-fi / Bluetooth (North Pennines, England)

The village of Dufton at the foot of the Pennine escarpment The village of Dufton at the foot of the Pennine escarpment The North Pennines AONB Partnership which manages the European Geopark status for the area has produced high quality interpretation on a variety of topics including earth heritage, lead mining, cultural and natural heritage.  The Partnership has used a variety of interpretive methods including self-guided leaflet walks, static panels, interpretive art and film.  All interpretive methods have proved to be popular and may of them are also available in electronic format from the North Pennines AONB and European Geoparks website www.northpennines.org.uk.

Rookhope in Weardale Rookhope in Weardale However, one of the issues that has become more urgent in recent months is access to interpretive materials at times when traditional visitor facilities and tourism information centres are closed.  In addition, recent cuts in public expenditure have lead to a reduction in opening times and in some cases closure of visitor facilities which were important hubs for accessing interpretation and information on the heritage of the area.  These facilities also act as an information point on other visitor facilities and businesses, such as pubs, hotels and bed and breakfasts, tea shops, cycle hire etc.

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About North Pennines - General Info

The North Pennines AONB and Geopark is a distinctive landscape of high moorland and broad upland dales in the North of England. - More...

About North Pennines - Geological Overview

The deep roots of the North Pennines formed between 500 and 420 million years ago as mud and volcanic ash at the edge of a wide ocean. When the ocean closed about 420 million years ago they were squashed and altered to form hard slaty rocks which form distinctive conical hills along the North Pennine escarpement. - More...

Project Overview

North Pennines Dales LEADER and its local partner North Pennines AONB would like to test the application and use of wifi and blue tooth technology at a location small visitor centre. - More...

Progress Diary

A list of progress reports detailing the progress so far - More...

Lessons Learned

An overview of various findings gathered from the North Pennines project - More...

Gallery

A selection of images from the North Pennines project - More...

Links

Links to relevant websites related to the project, including geopark information and links to our funders - More...

Contact Us

Get in touch with us if you have any questions or queries about the project - More...