Alston Youth Hostel, Firs Edge, The Firs, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3RW
Situated in the small town of Alston, Alston Youth Hostel is an ideal place to base your adventures in the North Pennines AONB. Right on the Pennine Way, the South Tyne Trail and approximately halfway on the Coast to Coast (C2C) Cycle Route, Alston is the perfect destination for cyclists, walkers, families, schools and outdoor activity groups. The hostel is run by keen outdoor enthusiasts who know just what you need after a long day in the hills; a hot shower, comfortable bed, a hearty breakfast, large, warm drying room and secure bike storage for 23+ bikes. There is a well equipped kitchen available for self-catering and the dining room and lounge overlook the River South Tyne. If you don’t want to cook there are 3 to 4 places to eat in Alston all within a few minutes’ walk of the hostel including a chip shop, 4 pubs and 2 supermarkets open until 10pm. The hostel is lucky to have a family of red squirrels that regularly feed in the trees opposite the bay window in the dining room! So if you have never seen one now is your chance!This accommodation is featured on our map of Northumberland and here is its own website.
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30: 2×2, 2×4, 3×6
All year, 8am – 10am, 5pm – 10pm
From £21pp (adult), discount for YHA members. Private rooms from £40. Sole use from £500 for 2 nights midweek, £700 for 2 nights Fri-Sat.
Via hostel email, by phone or via the YHA website.
A686 from Penrith or A689 from Carlisle. From the east A686 from Hexham (A69 from Newcastle).
Nearest stations are Haltwhistle, Penrith, Carlisle, Hexham or Langwathby on the Settle to Carlisle line. Bus 680 from Carlisle via Brampton or the 889 to Hexham (Tuesday morning only).
This accommodation is near mountains, is available to individuals, has a pub within walking distance and is on the or near to the Settle to Carlisle railway, the IHUK signage page, the present or past youth hostel page, the Isaac's Tea Trail, the Land's End to John O' Groats Walk, the Pennine Way, the North Pennines and the C2C Cycle Route.