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Blue stylised 'S' and trail nameSouth Tyne Trail

37 km / 23 miles

Cumbria, Northumberland
A route through the remote and less-visited countryside of East Cumbria and the former North Pennines, along the South Tyne from its the source south of Garrigill, through Alston and on to Haltwhistle near Hadrian's Wall. Much of the route uses well-surfaced paths along the route of the South Tynedale Railway. This is a multi-user route using paths, bridleways or parallel quiet roads.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Blue stylised 'S' and trail name Waymark: Blue stylised 'S' and trail name
Attributes: Former Railway; Horse Ride (Multi User); Moorland; River
NY752351 - Tynehead, Garrigill, Cumbria
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NY704638 - Haltwhistle Railway Station, Northumberland
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Open Date: 2004
Web Sites: North Pennines AONB - South Tyne Trail

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet: South Tyne Trail (Carlisle City Council)


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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
  At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 868791
OS Landranger Active: 868791
OS Explorer: 3143
OS Explorer Active: 3143

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path Along Path
Self-catering: Isaac's Byre  (bookable online) < 1 Km 8 Km
Self-catering: Ennerdale House Holiday Cottage  (bookable online) < 1 Km 8 Km
Self-catering: Rock House Estate  (bookable online) 5 Km 8 Km
Camping Barn: Haggs Bank Bunkhouse and Camp-site 4 Km 8 Km
Self-catering: Ghyll Burn Cottage  (bookable online) 1 Km 13 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Alston YHA, The Firs, Alston, Cumbria < 1 Km 15 Km
Self-catering: Alston Art Apartments  (bookable online) < 1 Km 15 Km
B & B Accommodation: Lowbyer Manor Country House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 15 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Greenhead Hostel, Greenhead, Brampton, Cumbria 5 Km 33 Km
Bunk House: Herding Hill Farm 2 Km 37 Km

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Connected Paths:

E Routes: E-Route 2 UK Section - Dover to Kirk Yetholm
National Trails (England & Wales): Pennine Way National Trail
Paths Marked on OS mapping: Isaac's Tea Trail
Other Paths: Alternative Coast to Coast; Lakeland to Lindisfarne; North West Way; Tyne - Estuary to Source; Tyne Valley Train Trails
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Route Profile:

35.5 Km (22.1 miles)
245 m (804 ft) ascent
563 m (1,847 ft)  maximum height