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Isaac logo on green discIsaac's Tea Trail

Cumbria, Northumberland

60 km / 37 miles
A challenging 37 mile circuit over the North Pennines with over 5000ft of ascent, visiting Allendale Town, River East Allen, Carrshield Moor, Nenthead, River Nent, Alston, Blagill, River South Tyne and returning via Ouston Fell. Named after a character of yesteryear, this route starts at Isaac's Well in Allendale and passes a number of Methodist Chapels and other places associated with the Holden family, Isaac having worked as a travelling tea seller and money raiser in the mid-1800s. A plaque to Isaac Holden is at Isaac's Well at the start and finish of the trail, in Allendale Market Place. Isaac raised the funds for the well in 1849 to provide a safe water supply at a time when cholera and typhoid were rife.

Near Ninebanks Church Isaac's old hearse house has been refurbished and now serves as a daytime walkers' shelter and information point.


Details:

Waymark: Isaac logo on green disc
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Isaac logo on green disc
Attributes: Challenging
AONB
Moorland
River
Heritage
Religious
Start and Finish: NY838558 - Isaac's Well, Allendale, Northumberland View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Isaac's Tea Trail Independent Hostels UK - Isaac's Tea Trail Accommodation Isaac's Tea Trail : a 58km circular walk through the North Pennines Walking Isaac's Tea Trail : the short-distance approach to walking a long-distance footpath Isaac's Tea Trail [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Isaac's Tea Trail - Leaflet  (Allenheads Trust Ltd ) Download
Guidebook A guide to Isaac's Tea Trail : hidden heritage in England's north country  (Allenheads Trust Ltd  - 2013 )
Certificate Certificate for Isaac's Tea Trail  (Northumberland Life )

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 86, 87
OS Landranger Active 86, 87
OS Explorer 31, 43
OS Explorer Active 31, 43

Walking Support Providers:

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Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

 
 
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28 km
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28 km
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44 km
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59 km

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GPX Route File
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Route Profile:

59.5 km (37.0 miles)
1,526 m (5,007 ft) ascent
582 m (1,909 ft)  maximum height

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