Walkers are Welcome is a U.K. wide, community led network of accredited towns whose purpose is to develop and promote walking in areas with something different to offer.
With miles of wonderful countryside, moorland and open access land to explore Alston gained Walkers are Welcome status in 2013 to promote walking and tourism in and around Alston Moor. The town relies heavily on the business brought to area by walkers, cyclists and tourists.
The Alston Moor Walkers are Welcome
The group are local people (including ourselves) who arrange a monthly walk within the Alston Moor area and sometimes a little further afield in other parts of the North Pennines. These walks are open to anyone who would like to take part and are usually between 5 miles to 12 miles long (with the occasional longer walk such as up Cross Fell).
All completed walks are mapped and written up and published on the Alston Moor Walkers are Welcome website. (most are in PDF format so can be downloaded and printed). We now have a fantastic catalog of tried and tested walks of various lengths, terrain and historical and natural interest to help you explore this little known area of Britain!
If you would like to get ideas on where to walk in Alston please visit their website or contact Linda & Neil at the hostel.