16 hours ago
Would you rather live in the countryside or the city?
countryside capture by @ian.explores
the north pennines was designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty (aonb) in 1988 for its moorland scenery, the product of centuries of farming and lead-mining. at almost 770 square miles (2,000 km2) it is the second largest of the 49 aonbs in the united kingdom. the landscape of the north pennines aonb is one of open heather moors between deep dales, upland rivers, hay meadows and stone-built villages, some of which contain the legacies of a mining and industrial past.
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