North Pennines Tourism Forum 2023: Spotlight on Fellfoot Forward

Location: Kirkoswald Church Institute, Penrith

Kirkoswald Church Institute, The Square, Croft Pl, Kirkoswald, Penrith CA10 1DL

Time: 9.30am- 2.30pm

This year the North Pennines AONB Partnership is inviting tourism businesses and organisations to enjoy an immersive experience in the Fellfoot Forward project area. We will be highlighting ways to help your visitors discover, enjoy, and connect with this distinctive landscape.

The forum is aimed at tourism businesses in and near to the North Pennines AONB & UNESCO Global Geopark. Tickets £10 (including lunch and refreshments), advance booking is essential via the Ticketsource link below.


Delegates will be invited to discover the settlement of Kirkoswald with a knowledgeable local guide, experience part of a new ‘slow trail’ walking route and learn how to spot winter wildlife.

On top of this, we will have a National Landscape-wide visitor economy update, including some exciting national news. There will also be tourism updates from our partner organisations.

Fellfoot Forward

The National Landscape Partnership’s Fellfoot Forward Landscape Partnership Scheme is supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, and represents an ongoing partnership between organisations, local communities, and individuals, to conserve, enhance and champion this outstanding working landscape and its rural community.

Running north from Melmerby to Hallbankgate, the Fellfoot Forward scheme area stretches along the Cumbrian fellside of the North Pennines National Landscape and UNESCO Global Geopark to the River Eden.

The scheme is in its final year and this interactive event will showcase the Fellfoot Forward area’s visitor economy activity. Delegates will find out how stories, past and present, can connect people to landscape, and explore how visitors to the area can share in this unique experience.

The 2023 North Pennines Tourism Forum is in association with the North Pennines National Landscape Partnership’s Fellfoot Forward Landscape Partnership Scheme, supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.