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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.

31/072015 Some route problems reported. The disused railway line is blocked at the south end of the Lambley Viaduct by a gateleading to private land and the detour backtracking to the road is very hilly. South of Lambley, the trail along the railway is impassable for some miles due to boggy ground and overgrowth of bushes and nettles. That said, suitable shod and prepared for some climbs, the route is through lovely countryside and Alston is worth the effort. Thought it best to indicate to potential users that this isn't a moderate ride on 2-3% gradients suggested in many sources. Could be though if the rail line was recovered and resurfaced.


Details:

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

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet
South Tyne Trail (Carlisle City Council)

Maps:

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
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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:

 
 
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Self-catering
Isaac's Byre  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
8 Km
Self-catering
< 1 Km
8 Km
Self-catering
Rock House Estate  (bookable online)
5 Km
8 Km
Camping Barn
4 Km
8 Km
Self-catering
Ghyll Burn Cottage  (bookable online)
1 Km
13 Km
Hostel Accommodation
< 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
5 Km
33 Km
Bunk House
2 Km
37 Km

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Downloads:

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Route Profile:

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