Living Uplands


Living Uplands has a strong geographic focus and interest in wildlife, landscape and community. There are organisations who share this interest as part of their wider remit, providing a source of information worth exploring further.

Durham Wildlife Trust

From the outset, Durham Wildlife Trust has been the lead organisation in developing the Living Uplands project around Black Grouse, the 6th most endangered bird in the UK

North Pennines AONB

The North Pennines is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and a UNESCO Global Geopark. The North Pennines AONB team is working to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the area, and focusing on nature recovery and helping people to make an emotional connection with nature.

The North Pennines is a stunning landscape of open heather moors and peatlands, attractive dales and hay meadows, tumbling upland rivers, wonderful woods, welcoming communities, intriguing imprints of a mining and industrial past, distinctive birds, animals and plants and much, much more.