Alston Moor Walkers are Welcome has been part of the National 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 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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Much of Alston Moor is Open Access Land and before venturing on to this it is advisable to consult the general rules regarding walking on open access land:
and for any specific temporary restriction that may be in place consult:
and in the search box type the name of the area you will be visiting, Flinty Fell for example.
Who is responsible for maintaining the South Tyne Trail? For several years now, there has been a difficult part where a bankside collapse makes it difficult to access a stile over a wall about a mile south of Ashgill Farm
It needs to be reported to Cumbria County Council, which you can do online via this page https://cumbria.gov.uk/roads-transport/public-transport-road-safety/countryside-access/ – scroll to the bottom, and open the ‘Report a problem’ menu to submit your concerns. You can also email the Public Rights of Way Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.