itinerary ideas for a great day out...
If you are looking to plan a day out in the Lake District and Cumbria but are not sure what to do why not browse our pre-made itinerary suggestions. .
Discover the North PenninesAdd to shortlist
A great car journey taking in coffee houses, mines, a gauge railway and lots of history along the way.
South Tynedale Railway
Enjoy a scenic ride through the beautiful South Tyne valley from Alston to Kirkhaugh or Lintley. Many of our trains are hauled by a vintage steam locomotive and some have a buffet car service too. The round trip will take about an hour and a half through lovely Pennine scenery. Catch sight of deer, look out for soaring birds of prey; you may even see a red squirrel. Leave the train for a walk on the South Tyne Trail. Bring a picnic or sample our cafe at Alston station where there is free parking and a gift shop just minutes from the town centre.
Duty Booking Clerk
email a friend
VenueSouth Tynedale Railway
The Railway Station, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3JB
See location on Google maps.
Map reference: NY 717467
Lat: 54.81435 Long: -2.44187
Alston station is just off the A686 Hexham to Penrith road. Follow the brown tourist signs.
Parking : free
Public Transport : 13 miles from Haltwhistle station
Disabled access to special carriage on most trains. Telephone for availability.