Local Walkers are Welcome and Other Walking Groups
There are four other Walkers are Welcome towns in the greater North Pennines area:
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 on the second Sunday of every month.
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.
KIRKBY STEPHEN at the southern end of the Eden Valley was the first Walkers are Welcome town in the area. There is a variety of walking in the area including Wainwright’s Coast-to-Coast route.
Other organizations organizing guided walks include:
WEARDALE TUESDAY WALKERS who organize walks the first and third Tuesdays of every month. Their website also contains a Guided Walks Diary for Weardale.
Natural England’s Moor House – Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve