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.
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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