South Tynedale Railway
Enjoy a scenic ride through the beautiful South Tyne valley from Alston station. Travel to Kirkhaugh, Lintley Halt and back on one of the trains hauled by vintage steam or diesel locomotives through lovely Pennine scenery – catch sight of deer, look out for soaring birds of prey, you may even glimpse a red squirrel. Your journey to Alston, which lies at the crossroads of five routes, takes you through the stunning landscape of the North Pennines Area of Natural Beauty (AONB). Once there you can sample the café menu, wander beside the river Tyne for a gentle stroll (or a rigorous hike) visit the discovery centre or the old Railway Shop or simply sit back in a vintage coach to be taken gently along the valley on the north of England’s highest narrow gauge railway. Why not cycle one way to explore the South Tyne Trail. Cyclists, walkers and dogs are all welcome! There is free car and coach parking right next to the railway platform and you are also just minutes from Alston town centre. The South Tynedale Railway.