Alston Holiday Day 1

I’m away on holiday for a few days and staying in an old farmhouse, 500 metres/ 1600 feet up in the northern Pennines, an official area of outstanding beauty towards the top of England near the border with Scotland.

  Going up the M6 motorway approaching the eastern fringes of The Lake District

  Hart side Pass a notoriously deadly road in the winter due to snow, hairpin bends and long falls off the roadside to the valley far below.

  Nice view though even from the lower reaches.

  On top of the world. So nice not to see any cars, planes, houses or people.

  Notice the tall snow poles about 10 feet tall to try and get above the snow and warn drivers they are nearing the road edge.

  Alston – the highest market town in England and the place in England furthest from a large supermarket… I hate supermarkets so it is my sort of place.

  The yellow flags are for the tour if Britain cycle race. The route we took was a mountain stage on the race a week earlier.

  Alpacas well suited to the cold climate here.

  The view from my bedroom window…. More photos next time!

About Stephen Liddell

I am a writer and traveller with a penchant for history and getting off the beaten track. With several books to my name including several #1 sellers. I also write environmental, travel and history articles for magazines as well as freelance work. I run my private tours company with one tour stated by the leading travel website as being with the #1 authentic London Experience. Recently I've appeared on BBC Radio and Bloomberg TV and am waiting on the filming of a ghost story on British TV. I run my own private UK tours company (Ye Olde England Tours) with small, private and totally customisable guided tours run by myself!
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3 Responses to Alston Holiday Day 1

  1. Malla Duncan says:

    This is so beautiful it looks like you’re staying in a calendar! I’m so envious I could scream. Can’t wait for the next lot of pics!


  2. rubarard says:


    Sent from my iPhone



  3. Rosemarie says:

    Looks lovely. Enjoy.

    Liked by 1 person

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