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Tyneside Group

Ramblers Tyneside Group uses coaches to walk & explore from the Scottish Borders to the Yorkshire Dales & Moors, from the Lakes to the Northumberland & Durham coasts.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking
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Overview

High up in the North Pennines, Alston claims to be the highest market settlement in England, being about 1000 feet above sea level. It is also remote, about 20 miles from the nearest town. From every direction Alston is approached over a broad, heather-clad Pennine landscape which has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Set on the upper reaches of the River South Tyne, it lies within the Eden district of Cumbria.

Our walks could be adventurous on the moors near Grey Nag ( see pic 2  ), take in historic houses (see pic 3) and revel in the open skies. We may pass Clargyll Hall, a 16th century bastle which, as well as being a stronghold in reiver times, was once a retirement home for one of Britain’s most famous white witches: Eleanor Bone.

To book a seat please email susanw.patterson@btinternet.com or text 07725 482008 with your name & contact details. Please make sure you receive a confirmation of your booking.

Coach Fare: £13. (Children, who must be accompanied by an adult: over 5 - £5, under 5 -free)

The coach leaves from Claremont Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT

It will be there for boarding from 9.00am and will depart at 9.30am

The coach leaves our finishing point at  5:00 pm to return to Newcastle

Refreshments are always available at the end of the walks before the return to Newcastle

 

Meeting point

Grid reference:
NZ 24810 65151
Nearest postcode:
NE1 7RX
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Leaves at 09.30 from the coach lay-by outside the Great North Museum, Claremont Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT, (NZ24816515)

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking