A/ Acorn Bank - Temple Sowerby
National Trust garden and watermill with all three species of British newt in the Sunken Garden. Then there is the Herb Garden, the Wild Garden and woodland walk with those nice red squirrels.
B/ Brougham Castle - Brougham
The ruins of this 13th century fortress are just one mile away from Brougham Hall, home to Alice's Wonderland, a museum of dolls and teddy bears, the Old Smokehouse, the Tirril Brewery, truffles and other local crafts.
C/ Coombs Wood
Coombs Wood is a perfect place on the banks of the River Eden. Great for walking and mountain bikes with two paths leading to Armathwaite with its 2 dog-friendly pubs - the Fox & Pheasant & the Dukes Head.
D/ Drive the A686/Hartside Cafe
Admire the horsepower at Hartside Cafe, 1903 feet above sea level - imagine the view no camera can capture! The A686 is described by Cumbria Tourist Board as " Scenic " ; the AA magazine voted it one of the WORLD'S 10 best drives!
E/ Brief Encounter - Langwathby
An excellent cafe at Langwathby railway station.
F/ Fox Inn
Three miles from gamblesby on quiet fellside roads is the village of Ousby and the Fox Inn. There is a large bar area with a pool table where dogs are also welcome.
There is also a slightly more formal restaurant. The food is excellent.
G/ The G spot
Congratulations, you have found Gamblesby!
Unspoilt and peaceful, Gamblesby hides away at the foot of the North Pennines. An area of Outstanding Natural Beauty one mile from the A686.
Village greens, a little stream, two churches, one red telephone box ,one post box and Church Court Cottages . Which cottage will you stay in?
How many people only get as far as the dam which flooded Mardale to provide water for Manchester?
The real beauty of Haweswater is at least 5 miles further on where the road runs out and the mountains with Englandís only pair of nesting eagles take over. No website could ever do it justice ....
H2/ Hunsonby Pool
Heated outdoor pools in Hunsonby. Free car park. Hunsonby pool has no lifeguard (but Lazonby does have one).
I/ The Hub
The Hub is Alston's transport museum with lots of local history. Open on the same days as the South Tynedale Railway.
J/ St. Johns Pool
For £20 / hour you can rent St. Johns Pool - a swimming pool, jacuzzi & sauna and have it exclusively for your own use.
K/ Kirk Neuk Studio and Gallery
Visit Lazonby and Kirk Neuk Studio and Gallery. The Gallery displays work by sculptress Annie Peaker.
L/ Lacys Caves and Little Salkeld Watermill
Ask us about the wonderful walk which combines Lacys Caves and Little Salkeld Watermill with Long Meg & her Daughters and St. Michael's church at Addingham.
M/ Long Meg Stone Circle
A fascinating druid stone circle known only to the chosen few.
N/ Nenthead Mines - Nenthead
Discover the power of water and darkness less than 5 miles from Alston.
O/ The Blue Bell Inn - Newbiggin
A traditional Cumbrian pub well off the beaten track. Be hungry, be very hungry. (Twice round Talkin Tarn is probably not enough).
P/ Paintball - Bravo4Zero
Paintball - Bravo4Zero
Q/ Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre
A large collection of hawks, eagles, falcons and owls from around the world. Flying demonstrations start daily at high noon.
R/ Rheged Discovery Centre
The Village in the Hill. Named after the ancient Celtic kingdom , Rheged offers an all-weather world of myths and legends on a screen the size of 6 double -decker buses as well as localised retail therapy , artists' exhibitions , paper-making and an indoor children's play area.
S1/ Shepherds Inn
One mile from Gamblesby, the Shepherds Inn offers a varied and exciting choice of food and real ales.
S2/ Settle - Carlisle Line
Travel on England's most scenic railway from our local station at Langwathby. North for the fastest route to the historic border city of Carlisle with its castle, cathedral , award winning Tullie House Museum, laser quest, go-karts, cinemas and shopping or South for the breathtaking scenery and the picturesque market towns of Appleby, Kirkby Stephen, Settle and Skipton.
S3/ South Tynedale Railway
The restored Victorian station at Alston is home to the highest steam railway in England. Steam trains run to Kirkhaugh in Northumberland through stunning scenery. The line is currently being extended to Slaggyford. The South Tynedale Trail goes all the way to Haltwhistle.
T/ Talkin Tarn Country Park
Fed by underwater springs, Talkin Tarn offers fishing, dingy sailing and rowing boats. The footpath round the lake links The Tarn End Hotel and the Boathouse tearoom.
U/ Ullswater Steamers
The perfect way to see Ullswater is on " Raven " or " Lady of the Lake " which ply between Pooley Bridge and Glenridding with a stop off in Howtown for the start of some of the Lake District's favourite walks.
V/ Village Bakery
Bread matters! The award winning Village Bakery and restaurant draw customers from miles around for outstanding organic bread and cakes. These visitors were Polish automobile journalists putting the latest Ford Focus through its paces on the A686.
W/ Whins Pond
Fishing for an Eden dream, teaming with carp and roach and bream.
X/ Cross Fell
At 893m. (2930ft) Cross Fell is the highest peak in the North Pennines and the 11th highest in England. That makes it higher than Blencathra 868m. which has 100 X the footfall! You can best climb Cross Fell from Kirkland or Dufton. The summit is the highest point on the Pennine Way. Why not try the section between Dufton & Garrigill and enjoy an hour in St. John's pool at the end of your trek.
Y/ Lambley Viaduct
Since 1852 this masterpiece of engineering has towered above the South Tyne River and used to carry lead from Alston on the branch line to Haltwhistle on the main Newcastle - Carlisle line. The viaduct, restored by the North Heritage Trust, is now the highlight of "The South Tyne Trail", a haven for walkers and cyclists.
Z/ Hadrians Wall
What have the Romans ever done for us?
This world heritage site and one of the 7 "must see" tourist attractions in Britain stretches 80 miles and includes Senhouse Roman Museum on the west coast in Maryport (Alauna ), Birdoswald Roman Fort, Roman Army Museum, Vindolanda, Housesteads, Chesters, Corbridge..................use the B6318, the big dipper which links them all! Look at www.hadrians-wall.org and book another week off work.