logo Walking Britain

Garrigill to Alston & back via Nenthead
Introduction to Walk 1084

Photo from the walk - Garrigill to Alston & back via Nenthead

Region - North Pennines

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Andy Chaplin

Length - 13.1 miles / 21.3 km

Ascent - 1350 feet / 409 metres

Time - 5 hours 40 minutes

Grade - moderate

This Cumbria walk includes sections of the Pennine Way, Isaac's Tea Trail and the C2C cycle route. There is an option of exploring Alston, the highest market town in England. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

Maps Ordnance Survey Logo Anquet Maps Logo

Ordnance Survey Explorer OL31Sheet Map1:25kBUY
Anquet OS Explorer OL31Digital Map1:25kBUY
Ordnance Survey Landranger 87Sheet Map1:50kBUY
Anquet OS Landranger 87Digital Map1:50kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Digital Maps - For more information on digital maps go to Anquet Maps. Digital maps, including Ordnance Survey, Harvey Superwalker and British Mountain Maps, are available for your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android tablet and phone.

Other walks nearby

Walk 1659
7.2 miles / 11.5 km away
Race Head & Sedling Rake from Wearhead
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 3274
7.8 miles / 12.5 km away
Cronkley Scar & Cauldron Snout from Cow Green
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 1683
7.8 miles / 12.5 km away
High Cup Nick from Cow Green Reservoir
Grade - moderate
Length - 12.8 miles / 20.8 km
Walk 3336
7.8 miles / 12.5 km away
Cauldron Snout from Cow Green Reservoir
Grade - easy
Length - 3.6 miles / 5.9 km
Walk 3071
8.4 miles / 13.5 km away
Cross Fell & Great Dun Fell from Kirkland
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 1715
10.0 miles / 16.0 km away
Dufton Pike and Dufton from Knock
Grade - easy
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 3424
10.6 miles / 17.0 km away
Cronkley Fell from Hanging Shaw
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 3526
10.6 miles / 17.0 km away
Hanging Shaw, Cronkley Scar, Low Force & High Force
Grade - moderate
Length - 12.7 miles / 20.6 km
Walk 1339
11.0 miles / 17.6 km away
High Cup Nick from Dufton
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.5 miles / 17.1 km
Walk 3011
11.0 miles / 17.6 km away
Dufton Pike from Dufton
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

Walking in the North Pennines

Walking in the North PenninesThis guidebook describes 50 day walks across the North Pennines, England's remotest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty taking in parts of Cumbria, County Durham and Northumberland. Most of the routes are circular and they range from 5 to 14 miles, with something to suit all abilities. Route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50K OS mapping.
More information

Social Media

Follow Walking Britain for the latest news.

Facebook Twitter

Wainwright Hill Bagging Map

A scratchable map showing all 214 Wainwrights in the Lake District. More info.

Mountain Weather

Stay safe on the mountains with detailed weather forecasts - for iOS devices or for Android devices.

New to Walking?

How to start walking - a simple guide of how to start walking. Includes a guide on how to select your walks.