A number of local walks direct from the door.
St. John’s Pool - Indoor heated swimming pool, Spa and Sauna, located in Garrigill. 1 mile or ¼ mile on foot
Pennine Painting Based in the tranquil village of Garrigill in the beautiful North Pennines, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we offer:3 and 4-day painting and drawing courses, covering a range of subjects. Also, artist’s studio to view. ¼ mile on foot, 1 mile by car
Jules Cadie- Artist Jules Cadie combines cultural development with his own practice as a visual artist. He participates in cultural projects and festivals, art fairs and open studio events. Living high in the North Pennines , his work explores the relationship between development, creativity and the natural environment. Jules also offers Art Walks and workshops. Jules has his work displayed in Alston Art Space
Alston Art Space You are welcome to come in and browse the work of contemporary artists living and working around the Alston Moor area — with no obligation to buy. Of course, you might be tempted to invest in a "piece of the North Pennines'" as a special gift or to add to your collection. We also stock a plethora of prints, mounted and un-mounted, as well as a quirky range of greetings cards for any occasion, or just to keep as a memento of your visit.- 5 miles
Alston Moor Golf Club If you like coming in under par, then the golf course is for you. Alston Golf Course currently offers a 10-hole course, though expansion is underway to a full 18 holes. 3 miles
West Nattrass Tea Room offer morning coffee, lunch, high teas and evening meals (the latter by prior arrangement). If you are a chocaholic we have a range of cheesecakes, cakes and muffins- sticky toffee, date and walnut, rocky road to name a few. You are sure to find something to suit every palate! For those with a more discerning taste, we have a variety of teas, fruit juices and spa waters. Our specialties include Pancakes: savoury and fruit, Thai Curries, Arabic cuisine and English dishes. 4 miles
South Tynedale Railway - The South Tynedale Railway is England's highest narrow gauge railway winding northwards from its home at Alston in Cumbria for 3½ miles into Northumberland and the current terminus at Lintley Halt, along the route of the former Alston to Haltwhistle branch line which officially closed on 1st May 1976. Specialist steam weekends, Thomas tank engine and Santa specials-5 miles
Toil and Bubble- No Booking/No Experience required, Take items away with you, mugs/plates tiles all ready to use after 30 mins. Age group 5 – 105 things to do for Children Mums Dads, Nans and Grandads Sand carve a glass or have a go on a potter’s wheel. Pottery painting, mug, tile painting, window art, baby hand or foot prints. Glass painting. Play with clay overalls provided. Produce decorative and functional items.
The Hub The Hub, Heritage and Transport Museum, visitor Review: We went in here to pass
some time with our 4 children while waiting to go on the steam train next door! Fantastic memorabilia of years gone by! A
model railway is set up and the children can have ago and even get a certificate after. My youngest two were even allowed to sit in some cars and beep the horn. At only £1.50 a visit for adults and children under 16 go free it is definitely worth a visit! 5 miles
Epiacum Roman fort ‘The best preserved Roman fort in the Empire’ Stewart Ainsworth of Time Team. Situated at the top of a hill on the Maidan Way- 7 miles. Or take the...
South Tynedale railway for 3.5 miles to Kirkhaugh and walk the short distance from there to Epiacum Kit can you please write some more as we haven’t been there
Killhope Mines – Award winning museum of life in 19th century North Pennines. Mine tours, washing floor, forest walks, café with fantastic food especially the soups and cake. Details the history of the lead mining. 6 miles
Weardale museum - The Weardale Museum is a small independent folk museum. Home of the Weardale tapestry. 10 miles
Nenthead Mines - Another mining centre which used to detail the Moor's Heritage and history in Lead Mining. Currently closed, the site offers stunning walks in the local landscape. Open for mine tours some Sundays. Only 3 miles.
Wholefoods - Alston Wholefood Co-operative was started
in May 1998. They aim to provide good quality food and
wholefoods to the people of Alston Moor and surrounding
area. They also cater for a wide variety of tourists who
come to Alston as holiday makers, cyclists, motor cyclists,
train enthusiasts and more!
The Cane Workshop - Specialists in
re-caning and restoration of all traditional rattan cane and
rush furniture. They restore all types of cane furniture,
from traditional rattan cane through to rush seating. Have a
browse of their gallery to see some examples of their
work. You can also browse their online shop with some lovely examples of cane
furniture, look at the local hand made crafts we have on
offer or simply watch them at work at the back of the shop.
North Pennine Cycles - Based in
Nenthead, this Cycle Shop caters for all your cycling needs.
Whether it's hiring some bikes to go out for the day, or
just fixing a puncture, North Pennine Cycles will be able to
Hi-Pennine outdoors - Hi Pennine
Outdoors sells a range of waterproof and fleece clothing for
the outdoors. They also have Rucksacks, camping accessories,
sleeping bags, walking boots, maps and books; everything you
need to get out and start exploring the hills.
Moody Baker - A local bakery in Alston, providing
freshly baked bread, pies, and pasties using locally sourced
organic or Fairtrade ingredients wherever possible. They
also make a range of vegetarian products, including wraps,
pizza's and quiches.
Sharp - A ceramic designer based on Alston Moor, Sue
designs and makes ceramics such as plates, mugs and other