Local Walkers are Welcome
There are five other Walkers are Welcome towns in the area around Alston Moor – Durham and Cumbria:
BRAMPTON lies 19 miles to the north-west of Alston and was Cumbria’s second WaW town. It organizes various activities including regular guided walks.
MIDDLETON-IN-TEESDALE lies 22 miles to the south-east of Alston and is currently in the process of acquiring Walker are Welcome status. Their Teesdale Challenge Walks offer something for everyone.
BARNARD CASTLE lies 10 miles further down the Tees valley and has only recently acquired Walkers are Welcome status. Their website gives much information about the area and local walks in particular.
SHAP is situated 30 miles from Alston south of Penrith in the Eden Valley and offers excellent walking on the edge of the Lake District.