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Alston is 175 miles along the Pennine Way from Edale, plus ½ mile off route

AlstonAlston is the highest market town in England, and for the Pennine Way walker (or anyone else) there are plenty of services.

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Public Transport

Brampton Train Station is located in
Brampton, Near Carlisle, Cumbria, CA8 1HW
Bus Services at Brampton Train Station connect to
Alston, Knarsdale and Slaggyford on the Pennine Way

The South Tynedale Railway runs 2¼ miles between Alston and Kirkhaugh.

Cumbria Bus Services gives many bus services in Cumbria. Of particular interest is the 680 Bus to Brampton and Carlisle.

Old Photographs of Alston

Click on the picture below to view more information and the option to view or buy from a choice of 5 old photographs of Alston.

Photo of Alston, Market Square 1952, ref. A290014
Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith.