South Tynedale Railway

South Tynedale Railway

Overview

A new narrow gauge railway from Cumbria into Northumberland.  There's also a shop, café & Hub transport museum.

Visit the Railway website

What makes it special

  • Take a steam train ride beside the River South Tyne

Opening Times

See Timetable for when the trains run

Price

From £4 for children, and £8 for adults

Hostels nearby

YHA Alston exterior

YHA Alston

Parking
Free wi-fi
Private rooms available

South Tynedale Railway

Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3JB

Map references

OS Map: 86

OS Grid Ref: NY717467

Lat/Lng: 54.815017, -2.442415

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

Other things to do nearby

Country cycling

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.

Walking and Rambling

Walking and Rambling in Alston

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.

Mountain biking in Ninebanks

Mountain biking in Ninebanks

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

Walking and Rambling in Ninebanks

Walking and Rambling in Ninebanks

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

mining

Nenthead Mines Heritage Centre

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

Ashgill Force

Ashgill Force

The highest waterfall in the area, the gill falls a spectacular 50ft into a pool in the wooded valley below.

Killhope Mine

Killhope

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

cycling

Cycling in Dufton

There's fantastic road cycling around Dufton with lots of quiet roads making it suitable for all cycling abilities.

Art gallery

Allendale Forge Studios

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

Garden setting for afternoon tea

The Garden Station

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

The Roman Army Museum

The Roman Army Museum

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

Vindolanda

Vindolanda

This Roman fort is just south of Hadrian's Wall and is great for learning more about the local history.

Garden

Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill

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