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Isaacs Tea Trail : Accommodation in hostels and bunkhouses

Isaacs Tea Trail is a 36 mile walk which takes in a number of Independent Hostels and bunkhouses providing accommodation in Alston, Ninebanks and Allendale.  Isaac Holden lived down the road from Ninebanks Hostel and travelled the area selling tea and raising funds for good causes including the local village school and a hearse house to look after people at both ends of their lives.   Walk this trail yourself to discover glorious dales and wild moors with stunning views across the North Pennines and enjoy a welcome at one of the hostels providing accommodation on the trail.

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Accommodation near Isaac’s Tea Trail 

Isaacs Tea Trail is a 36 mile walk which takes in a number of Independent Hostels and bunkhouses providing accommodation in Alston, Ninebanks and Allendale.  Isaac Holden lived down the road from Ninebanks Hostel and travelled the area selling tea and raising funds for good causes including the local village school and a hearse house to look after people at both ends of their lives.   Isaac’s began life as a lead miner and took to selling tea when his health deteriorated. Walk this trail yourself to tread in Isaacs steps and discover glorious dales and wild moors with stunning views across the North Pennines and enjoy a welcome at one of the hostels providing accommodation on the trail.

 

The trail is divided into 4 main sections with an independent hostel or bunkhouse at the end of each of them.   Allow between 2-4 days depending on how relaxed you want to be

isaacs tea trail in the north pennines

  • Allendale Independent Hostel to Mill Cottage Bunkhouse at Nenthead.  11 miles and 1575 ft of ascent – Follows the East Allen valley upstream and gently climbs the Black Way to the high heather moors.
accommodation at Nenthead on issacs tea trail
Millcottage Bunkhouse at Nenthead
  • Mill Cottage Bunkhouse at Nenthead to Alston Youth Hostel in Alston. 6 miles and 525 ft of ascent – Alternates between the fell side and waterfalls. 
Accommodation at Alston on Isaacs Tea Trail
Alston Youth Hostel
  • Alston Youth Hostel to Ninebanks Youth Hostel and Chalet.  9.5 miles and 1214 ft ascent – Follows the Pennine Way before crossing the River South Tyne and climbing the valley of the Ayle Burn into the West Allen
Ninebanks Youth Hostel on isaacs way
The Youth Hostel at Ninebanks. There is a high quality self contained Chalet available to.
  • Ninebanks Youth Hostel and Chalet to Allendale Bunkhouse. 9.5 miles and 984 ft ascent – Crosses the watershed from the West Allen to the East Allen through a mixture of rough pasture, meadows and woodlands with a riverside walk into Allendale.
Allandale Bunkhouse on Isaacs Tea Trail
Allandale Bunkhouse on Isaacs Tea Trail

Alternative accommodation on the Isaacs tea trail is also available at Haggs Bank Bunkhouse.

Haggs Bank Bunkhouse
Haggs Bank Bunkhouse