South Tyne Trail
Travel through the fabulous North Pennines and enjoy some spectaular scenery on this shared walking and cycle path.
The trail starts off at Tyne Head - the source of the River South Tyne. You then head north to Garrigill along the river passing the impressive Ashgill Force waterfall as you go. The trail continues to Alston where you will run alongside the fabulous South Tynedale Steam Railway (see video).
From Alston you head through Slaggyford and Lambley where you will pass the Grade I listed Featherstone Castle and the striking structure that is Lambley Viaduct. The final section takes you through Coanwood to the finish point at Haltwhistle rail station.
This is a terrific riverside trail with moors, fells and beautiful countryside to take in.
The route links with Isaac's Tea Trail and the Pennine Way around Alston.
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South Tyne Trail Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
South Tyne Trail Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
South Tyne Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
South Tyne Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
In Alston you can stop off at the 17th century Angel Inn. It dates all the way back to 1611 and has a charming interior. You can find the old inn on Front Street with a postcode of CA9 3HU for your sat navs.
Alston rail station on the heritage railway also has a nice cafe with a good choice of meals and snacks. It's a fine place to stop at while enjoying views of the old steam trains.
The walk is good place to bring your dog and the South Tynedale railway is also very dog friendly. They will provide a dog treat and also have shop selling locally made Wellybix biscuits which come in a delicious range of flavours. Dogs are welcome in all of the areas including the cafes, Discovery Centre and Engineering Workshop Viewing Gallery. Water bowls can be found at Alston station too.