The North Pennines is a range of hills that spreads just west of the River Eden, near Carlisle in the north, diagonally down towards the Yorkshire Dales. The Pennine Way gives families with older children the chance to spend a night out in the hills after a hike or cycle on the neighbouring bridleway. There are more than 250 miles to explore through the Borders, Northumberland, Durham, Cumbria, and down into North and West Yorkshire and Derbyshire. You can even walk the border along the Pennine Way, and sleep with your head in England and your feet in Scotland.
Stephen Neale is the author of Wild Camping: Exploring And Sleeping In The Wilds Of The UK And Ireland