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Where can I get details of accommodation in the South Pennines?
The South Pennines takes in parts of Pennine Yorkshire, Pennine Lancashire to the north west and Manchester's Countryside to the south west. Tourism web sites will help you find the perfect place to stay:

Pennine Yorkshire
Visit Lancashire
Manchester Countryside

Where can I legally go walking?
The south Pennines has a fantastic network of footpaths, bridleways and by-roads for walkers. Don't forget too that you can enjoy a taste of the rough stuff on moorland access land which is now legally open to the public (subject to occasional closure days). Ordnance Survey maps show the rights of way available to you on their 1:25000 scale Explorer maps, and also show access land. More information about access land (and any temporary restrictions) can be found on the Natural England web page Natural England.

Are the South Pennines a national park?
A small section of the South Pennines area is within the Peak District National Park, Britain's first ever national park. Most of the South Pennines moorlands have been declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Why are the South Pennine moorlands important?
Naturalists and ecologists point out that blanket bog habitats are very important for the plantlife and wildlife they sustain. Peat stores carbon and water, so if peat is allowed to erode more greenhouse gases escape into the atmosphere and there can be flash flooding too. The moorlands of the South Pennines are also important for drinking water storage in reservoirs that are a feature of the landscape.

Check out the Watershed Landscape project on Pennine Prospects.

Where can I find out more about the South Pennines?
There's a great deal of interesting information about this special part of England on the Pennine Prospects website Pennine Prospects

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Routes compiled by Walk England.
© Photography by Steven Morgan,
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