GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Isaac's Tea Trail

36 miles (58 km)

Follow in the footsteps of the legendary tea seller Isaac Holden on this challenging circular walk through the North Pennines.
The walk starts at Allendale Town, and heads south along the River East Allen and through West Allen Dale to Nenthead, where you will find the Nenthead Mining Centre. Another lovely waterside section along the River Nent then takes you to Alston, before turning north towards Kirkhaugh. One option is to take the fantastic South Tynedale Railway from Alston to Kirkhaugh (video below). The route then heads along the River South Tyne and then up to Ouston Fell before joining the River West Allen for another riverside section. The final leg follows the River East Allen back into Allendale town.
The walk is waymarked with a green disc featuring a portrait of Isaac Holden.
Around Alston the trail links with the South Tyne Trail. The riverside cycling and walking trail takes you from Tyne Head to Haltwhistle with more great views of the North Pennines. You can also pick up the Pennine Way in the same area.

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Isaac's Tea Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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West Allen

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Nenthead Mine Centre

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High Lovelady Shield ruins

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Nent River

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Isaacs Tea Trail.mmo (right click - 'Save As')