South Tyne Trail

  • One way walk on the South Tyne Trail
  • Travel the other way on the South Tynedale Railway
  • Great views of the river and South Tyne itself

Although train lovers may get the best out of this walk there are also some splendid views of the Pennine fells and the South Tyne itself for mere walkers. I decided it was essential to visit Slaggyford (the name did it for me) even though the train line stops a mile short at present and the then head back south to Alston therefore alleviating any stress about the train not arriving or being full etc: The return walk stick close to the track throughout and is easy on an excellent path but really the true delight is not the walking but the outbound trip on the highest narrow gauge railway in the country. Constructed by volunteers makes this even more a classic example of British spirit.

Full details of the South Tynedale railway

Recommend: Anyone else collect N gauge (ie: narrow) model railways when they were young – I did and had a great collection, whatever happened to it?

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South Tyne way map

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL31 North Pennines Buy Map
Start Point: NY 718467. There is parking at Alston station and the return walk arrives here.
Height to Climb: 62 ms (203 feet)
Terrain: Possibly the easiest walk you will ever do!
Eating & Drinking: Try the buffet car on board! Alternatively Alston has a good choice.
Similar Walks Nearby: South Tyne at Garrigill
Appleby & the River Eden
An Alston Explorer
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