Why Alston is the Walking Capital of the North Pennines AONB

by | Activities, Salvin House

If you’re looking for the perfect country walking area or the location for a hiking break in the country, Alston Moor could be your dream destination. Situated at the junction of roads to Cumrbia, Northumberland, Weardale and Teesdale, this perfectly preserved Georgian market town has something to offer for walkers of all ages and abilities.

Sleeping up to eight people, Salvin House Alston offers the perfect base for your walking holiday, with comfy beds, bracing showers and a wood stove to help you relax after a hard day on the trail. Plus, there’s a proper country pub right opposite the front door, and the Pennine Way goes right past the house,

Here’s a few of our favourite walks:

Nent Burn – Alston to Nenthead Circular

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Take this circular walk on one small part of the legendary Isaac’s Tea Trail. Enjoy the stunning upland scenery of this quiet rural valley, which was once an industrial powerhouse, with lead mines employing almost 6,000 people. You can do the full walk or cross the river at various points to find the distance that suits you best.

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High Cup Nick from Cow Green Reservoir

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Starting from the small car park above Cow Green Reservoir, this walk is a full-day trek covering almost 13 miles. Enjoy some of the wildest and most remote countryside in the British Isles. Including a section of the Pennine Way, this is the perfect route to experience the best that the North Pennines AONB has to offer.

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South Tyne Valley Walks

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The Pennine Way and the South Tyne Trail follow the river from Garrigill to Lamble,y where they diverge. The official start of the South Tyne Trail is four miles south of Garrigill at Tyne Head. The ambitious walker can continue on to the Tees and follow this to its source way up on the slopes of Cross Fell. Another highlight south of Garrigill is Ashgill Force.

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Alston Moor Loop

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A full day walk that can also be done in stages or divided up, taking in the Alston Moor villages of Garrigill and Nenthead, as well as the town of Alston itself. Includes sections of the Pennine Way and the South Tyne Trail. as well as the Nent Burn.

 

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