A walk of approx. 9.25 miles along the Pennine Way through Alston.
Start from the village green in Garrigill where there is ample car parking. However, as this is a linear walk you will need organize transport back from Slaggyford.
From the village green take the minor road out of Garrigill. After 500m, where the road bears left, take the signpostedpath (the Pennine Way) on the right. After 2kms cross the rivr by the footbridge and continue to Bleagate. Turn left to go through then right after the stile. After 2.5kms the path enters Alston. At the main A686 road turn laft along the road, cross the bridge then turn right along the A689 Brampton road. After a few metres take the signposted footpath to the right. After a little over a kilometer you pass Harbut Lodge before reaching the A689 road. Turn right along this for a short distance then cross and follow the signposted footpath up through the fields before before it bears right and drops down to the footbridge at Gilderdale Burn. From here it climbs up and eventually reaches Epiacum, Whitley Castle Roman Fort on the map. Cross the A689 near Castle Nook and continue to Kikhaugh. At the T-junction turn left the right. At Lintley the path goes down to the stream and under the South Tynedale Railway. Cross the field and follow the path down to the riverside. At Thompson’s Well bridge follow the A689 road in to Slaggyford where you turn left and walk up to the old Slaggyford railway station, the end of the walk.