GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Haltwhistle to Alston

13 miles (21 km)

This traffic free ride runs along a shared cycling and walking path from Haltwhistle to Alston. The route runs along a disused railway line, with views of the River South Tyne and the noteworthy viaduct at Lambley. It runs for a distance of about 13 miles on a fairly flat path, with other highlights including the splendid South Tynedale Steam Railway and the lovely scenery of the North Pennines AONB.
The route starts from Haltwhistle train station and heads south west to Featherstone Rowfoot and Coanwood before coming to the Lambley Viaduct. The impressive structure was built in 1852 and consists of 9 arches standing at a height of 35 metres (110 feet) above the South Tyne River.
The route continues south through Slaggyford and Kirkhaugh Bridge where you will pass the Whitley Castle Roman Fort. Shortly after you run along the river into Alston where the route finishes.
The route uses a section of the South Tyne Trail. You can extend the ride by continuing along the trail to Tyne Head where you will find the source of the River South Tyne.

Haltwhistle to Alston OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Haltwhistle to Alston Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

The river South Tyne at Haltwhistle - geograph.org.uk - 443470

The river South Tyne at Haltwhistle

Featherstone Station House - geograph.org.uk - 173080

Featherstone Station House

Alston Line 6136

Footbridge over the South Tyne from Lambley Viaduct - geograph.org.uk - 982130

Footbridge over the South Tyne from Lambley Viaduct

Cyclists on the South Tyne Trail near Lambley - geograph.org.uk - 886415

Cyclists on the South Tyne Trail near Lambley

Thinhope Burn through Burnstones Viaduct - geograph.org.uk - 982284

Thinhope Burn through Burnstones Viaduct

Slaggyford Station on the South Tyne Trail - geograph.org.uk - 885317

Slaggyford Station on the South Tyne Trail

Confluence of Rivers South Tyne and Nent - geograph.org.uk - 170351

Confluence of Rivers South Tyne and Nent

GPS Files

GPX File

Haltwhistle to Alston.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Haltwhistle to Alston.mmo (right click - 'Save As')