Cycling in Alston
The hostel is a popular stop off for the Sea to Sea bike ride. The secure bike shed and drying room offer all the facilities a cyclist needs. However we do not have bikes to rent out.
What makes it special
- Cycle the River Tyne valley
Other things to do nearby
The South Tyne Trail is a great route for all abilities to enjoy traffic-free picturesque rides.
The Pennine Way passes through some of the most beautiful and remote countryside England has to offer. This section boasts the highest waterfall in England.
A new narrow gauge railway from Cumbria into Northumberland. There's also a shop, café & Hub transport museum. Visit the Railway website
The highest waterfall in the area, the gill falls a spectacular 50ft into a pool in the wooded valley below.
See the mineral mining past of the North Pennines, with underground tours and interactive waterpower demonstrations. See samples in the nearby museum and tea-room. Visit the Mine website for
The Allen Valleys provide distinctive landscapes with great cycling routes.
Don't miss the amazing views and scenery while you're out on your bike. Whether you’re after hard core down hills, or just a simple ride along the landscape, you can ride as far as your legs wil
Ask reception about Kate's Clues to Mohope and they will provide you with an illustrated leaflet which details a short circular walk from the hostel which is suitable for children. The circular
Killhope, The North of England Lead Mining Museum, is a fully restored nineteenth century lead mine, where you can experience for yourself the life and work of the lead mining families of the Pen
There's fantastic road cycling around Dufton with lots of quiet roads making it suitable for all cycling abilities.
A co-operative group of volunteers, producers, artists and makers promoting small businesses and the beautiful North Pennines landscape through the Allendale Forge Studios Art and Craft Centre. Vis
Enjoy the tranquility and natural planting of this unique garden developed along the former railway track. Enjoy an english country afternoon tea while here. Visit the Station website
Based at the site of Carvoran Roman Fort, the Roman Army Museum is an authentic and dramatic tribute to Rome’s extraordinary military legacy. Visit the website
Acorn Bank Garden is a National Trust garden, best known for its collection of herbs. Wander along the beck to the partially restored watermill. Visit the National Trust website
This Roman fort is just south of Hadrian's Wall and is great for learning more about the local history.
Stargazing – a simple yet intriguing and inspiring evening activity.