Alston Moor Walkers are Welcome has been part of the UK Walkers are Welcome Network since July 2013.  One of its aims is to promote Alston Moor as a destination for walkers for both visitors and local people by providing information on local walks, the area in general and the facilities available.  It will also lead monthly walks (next monthly walk) and is actively involved in the North Pennines Walking Festival and with the Greg’s Hut Association, who maintain Greg’s Hut, an old lead-mining building high up on Cross Fell now a mountain bothy.

A second aim is to work with the local council regarding the maintainance, improvement and signposting of  the footpaths and facilities for walkers on Alston Moor.  We would therefore welcome feedback from walkers on any walks they have undertaken in the area, in particular on any problems they may have encountered.

We would also encourage visitors and locals to walk responsibly and to follow the Countryside Code.  Briefly

  • Be safe – plan ahead and follow any signs
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Protect plants and animals, and take your litter home
  • Keep dogs under close control
  • Consider other people

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