THE L(AMBLE)Y - 13.4.14

COFFEE ON THE BRIDGELUNCH AT ALSTON STATION

Leader Andy reports:

The weather was forecast to be dry but windy until 4 pm so there was a good incentive for the field of ten to get going. The route went firstly down to Lambley viaduct then a slight route change as the access under the viaduct had been fenced off. We were quickly back on track as Frank knew the alternative route. The walk is about ten miles up the east side of the River South Tyne so a short break and photo stop was taken near the six mile point.

We arrived at Alston station at 12.30 which was fifteen minutes after the train had departed so we had the platform benches to ourselves. The weather was still dry but a cold wind made us keen to get going again and generate some heat. A good pace was maintained for the nine miles down hill to Lambley station along the South Tyne trail. After a short stop at Slaggyford station we got back to the cars just before the forecast rain arrived.

A HEAD OF STEAM ON THE SOUTH TYNE RAILWAYLAMBLEY VIADUCT