The Ultimate Guide of Things to Do in Alston, Cumbria, and the North Pennines, for Every Season


The Ultimate Guide of Things to Do in Alston, Cumbria, and the North Pennines, for Every Season

Each season has its own magic, enjoy every minute of every year, spend time in Alston, Cumbria. Experience all that the town and the seasons have to offer

Spring brings everything back to life in Alston after a cold and often harsh winter. Mother Nature fills Alston with vibrant colours as the days lengthen and the sun shines brighter. Flowers bloom and trees start sprouting buds. Many baby animals are born, and birds start singing again, the Alston Moors literally come alive. 

Then comes summer, although some people prefer cosy winters and cooler days, most people love summer. Sunshine and fun, sand, beaches, cycling, hiking, exploring, swimming, holidaying, and warm weekends away, renew our souls.

Autumn, as with spring, adds its own colours. With every leaf changing to shades of orange, yellow and red and all the colours in between and the fantastic fall foliage. Autumn is magical in the North Pennines as nature quietly starts closing down readying itself for winter. 

Cold crisp majestical winter ends off the year with splashes of colour against a wonderland of the whitest white snow. In summer outdoor activities are plentiful but so are the choices in winter. Skiing, building snowmen, sledging, ice-skating, hot chocolate, good movies, or a great book in front of a roaring fire all add to the allure and enchantment of a wonderful winter in Alston. 

Life is to be experienced and every day in every season holds something special and new waiting to be explored, visit Alston in Cumbria, and discover the wonders of every season.

Ideas for a year with seasons of fun in Alston, Cumbria and the North Pennines

Alston, in Cumbria, and the North Pennines, is a beautiful place with something to offer visitors of all ages and interests. Whether you're looking for outdoor activities, cultural experiences, or simply a relaxing getaway, you'll find it all in Alston.

Let’s start with Spring as new plant and animal life starts

Hiking, is an all year round outdoor activity but Spring has the ideal weather 

Get some fresh air and exercise by hiking the best hiking trails in Alston. The North Pennines are home to some of the most beautiful hiking trails in England. Alston in Cumbria is a great base for exploring the many hiking trails. The North Pennines has over 150 trails some of the more popular hiking trails include the South Tynedale Railway Path, the Cross Fell Trail, and the Geltsdale Way.


Stop, relax, and smell the flowers

Spring brings all the flowers back to life and seeing a blanket of wildflowers has never been so prolific than in the North Pennines. The area is home to some spectacular wildflowers including bluebells, harebells, primroses, and daffodils. If you stumble across the deceptively gorgeous Foxgloves, do not touch them as they are extremely poisonous to humans and animals, but just admire their beauty.

Dive deep and explore what lies beneath in the great outdoors

Spelunking or caving is a hobby and outdoor activity enjoyed by many adventure seekers in Alston. There are several interesting and old caves in and around the area that are open to the public, including Mallerstang Caves and Alston Moor Caves as one of the best places to visit for adventurists.