Wi-fi / Bluetooth (North Pennines, England)
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 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.