Unfortunately, because of public sector cutbacks over the years, Alston Moor is poorly served by public transport. It is also looking highly likely that things are only set to get worse in the future. However, at present we do have some limited form of public transport.

hartside roadPublic Transport:

Alston's local bus company Wright Brothers, together with Stagecoach, operate services from Nenthead/Alston to/from Hexham, Brampton and Carlisle, as well as Haltwhistle and Housteads (via Slaggyford). For an up-to-date timetable of services please see the Wright Bros website.

These services are also able to connect you with train services running from Haltwhistle, Hexham & Carlisle. Please note that some services run only during school and college term times, so please check before travel.

NB: From 5th July 2014 the popular and long running service from Newcastle to Keswick (via Alston) operates during the summer months. This is one of the most scenic bus routes in Britain.


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Visit the Travel Line website for more information about local and long distance transport services, including bus, train, coach and ferry.