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Sunday 28 October : South Tyne Trail

posted 20 Oct 2012, 01:34 by jenny rookes
The South Tyne Trail runs from the source of the South Tyne in the moors above Garrigill , through Alston and down the valley to Haltwhistle. We'll initially follow a path next to the narrow-gauge railway operated by the South Tynedale Railway between Alston and Kirkhaugh. After Kirkhaugh the route continues to follow the disused Haltwhistle railway line, and there are many patches of woodland along the way which should be beautiful at this time of year. We end the walk near the remarkable structure that is Lambley Viaduct as it spans the river - affording grand views east and west as far as the eye can see! 

We'll begin in Alston, at the South Tynedale Light Railway car park (toilets and refreshments) and continue to Lambley where we'll have left a car to ferry walkers back to the start thanks to Eric for offering to do this. 

This is an easy, generally downhill walk of about 8.5 miles through a beautiful valley and much of it follows well surfaced paths and bridleways although there will be stiles and some steps (especially around the Viaduct) .We can expect it to be a bit muddy underfoot at times so please come prepared.

Meet in the Car Park at Alston at 10.45. 
As usual , if anyone needs or can offer a lift please get in touch. Eoth Eric and I have spaces in our cars.

Jenny

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