Everyone knows The Lake District in Cumbria but head to the North Pennines AONB east of Penrith and discover a quieter side of the county where Alston Youth Hostel is right in the middle!
Anyone who has walked The Pennine Way will know we have mountains too! Cross Fell is the highest mountain in England outside The Lake District and of course we have stunning valleys like the famous High Cup Nick. All this wonderful geological stuff lead to the area being designated a UNESCO Global Geo Park in 2015. With miles of quiet roads for cycling, wonderful walking over rugged moors, loads of free parking, all within a easy reach of Alston Youth Hostel, isn’t it time to have a proper escape from the Madding Crowds this summer? Private rooms start from £38.25 and dorm beds from £20.40.Find out more about Alston Youth Hostel