Walking 1004.9 miles from John O'Groats to Lands end in aid of Accommodation Concern! (starts august 3rd 2014)

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Dufton to Alston 19/5th

Once again today we dodge the pennine way route and save a few miles of walking and ascent , a valley walk through Knock , Milburn and Kirkland past the seemingly none existant "hanging walls of mark Anthony" and up the fell following the Roman road the maiden way don't think the Romans would be too impressed by the state of it seems to have been used as a mining track most recently with a small gauge rail track now rusting away (pic to follow).
after the end of the three kilometer ascent to 1800 feet and Megs cairn on the shoulder of Melmerby Fell, we are just below the clouds with a cool windy descent over moor land to the Alston road where dodging cars for a few miles we take the longer but safer B road to Alston. ( pic of Alston cross and church)
After setting up the tent at the local site we go for dinner at the Cumberland pub for dinner along with two ladies Lynda and Karen who are walking the pennine way (pic to follow) and also camping at the same site.


  1. Good to see your progress since seeing you in Alston. We are back in manchester now after finishing the pennine Way on tuesday this week. It was a great feeling to finish but we are missing the freedom of walking already. We will follow your blog to your journeys end and wish you well with the weather. Love to little Alfie!

    Karen and Lynda xx

  2. Hi Karen & Lynda
    Glad you made it!
    The pennine way is quite an achievment be proud of yourselves as I'm sure you are!
    Lovely to have met you both
    Andy and Alfie xx