Where's my nearest.........?

NOTE: If phoning from outside the area, the local dialling code is 01434.  Click on a brown underlined link for further information about a service. See also the excellent Cybermoor website. Inclusion of services on this page is at the discretion of the Garrigill Village Hall Trustees and does not imply recommendation by them.

Accommodation & Camping

Bed & Breakfast – click here

Holiday Cottages - click here

Bunk Room - click here

Camping - click here


Animal Services

Vet - Old Stone Vets, 6 Skelgillside, Nenthead Road, ALSTON, CA9 3TR  tel:381792

Dog Rescue - Morgan’s Dog Rescue, Far Nentsberry Farm, ALSTON, CA9 3LZ tel: 381089

Horse Equestrian supplies – Urban Horse, West View, GARRIGILL CA9 3DY tel: 084555 70725


Banks and Cashpoints

24 hour cashpoints: Spar Supermarket  ALSTON 

Banking Services: Alston Post Office ALSTON tel: 381216 - withdraw cash, pay bills, pay in cheques

Banks: Barclays HALTWHISTLE NE49 9AG , Clydesdale CARLISLE CA3 8HP, HSBC PENRITH CA11 7SN, Lloyds PENRITH CA11 7AP, NatWest PENRITH CA11 7ST, RBS CARLISLE CA3 8SY, Santander PENRITH CA11 7BY, Virgin Money HEXHAM NE46 1HJ


Churches and other Religious Venues

St John's (Anglican) GARRIGILL

St Wulstan's (Roman Catholic) ALSTON

Alston Moor Methodist Church ALSTON

Quaker Meeting House ALSTON

Penrith Mosque PENRITH



Garage Services

Filling Stations - Moredun Garage (right at bottom of hill) Spar (left at bottom of hill) ALSTON

Vehicle Servicing & Repairs - Alan Green, Green's Garage, GARRIGILL CA9 3DS tel: 381644

MoT Centres - J H Henderson & Sons tel: 381204 and Moredun Garage tel: 381318 ALSTON


Health Services

Doctor - click here

Dentist - click here

Hospital - click here

Chemist - Alston Pharmacy, Front Street, ALSTON CA9 3QP tel: 381259

Homeopath – Julie Horrocks, Howgill Syke, GARRIGILL CA9 3HE tel: 381064  

Osteopath – Rinske Bartstra, Gin Mill, GARRIGILL CA9 3DH tel: 382222


Home Services

Blacksmiths - Mark Fearn, NENTHEAD CA9 3PT tel: 382194


           Stephen Bell, Alston Construction & Landscaping, Gatefoot Farm, GARRIGILL CA9 3DU tel: 382930

            Richard Hymers, Clarkhall Cottage, GARRIGILL CA9 3DS mobile: 077177 22213

            Rob Wardlaw Building Services, Loaning Head, GARRIGILL CA9 3EY tel: 381013

            Danny Wilkin Roofing, LEADGATE tel: 382760

Chimney Sweep - North Pennine Sweep ALLENHEADS mobile: 07903 418138  tel: 685496

Coal Merchants - Shepherd's Solid Fuels, Whitehouse, ALSTON CA9 3NF  tel: 382582

Estate Agents - Pennine Ways, ALSTON tel: 3222277,  Red Hot Property ALSTON tel: 381293

Heating Oil - Alston Oils, Whitehouse, ALSTON CA9 3NF  tel: 382582

Joinery – Paul Best, BIP Joinery, 1 Brook Cottage, GARRIGILL, CA9 3EB tel: 381976

                 Bob Wright, Bridge View, GARRIGILL, CA9 3DU  mobile: 078899 55714  tel: 382448

Lawn Services - Bob Wright (“The Lawn Ranger”), Bridge View, GARRIGILL, CA9 3DU tel: 382448                                              mobile: 078899 55714

Logs – Fiona GiffordPennine Perennials, Moordale, GARRIGILL CA9 3EB tel: 381688

Nursery (plants) – Fiona GiffordPennine Perennials, Moordale, GARRIGILL CA9 3EB tel: 381688


Leisure & Culture Services

Art and painting courses – Pennine Painting, Rose House, GARRIGILL CA9 3DU tel: 381092

Artists – Lionel Playford, Rose House, GARRIGILL CA9 3DU tel: 381092

Cycle Repairs - North Pennine Cycles NENTHEAD CA9 3DF tel: 381324

Golf Club – Alston Moor Golf Club, The Hermitage, Nr.GARRIGILL tel: 381675

Gym - Alston Gym Tyne Willows ALSTON tel: 07955 074151 

Language Lessons (French, Spanish, Greek) - Antonia Allen ALSTON tel: 381726

Library - Alston Library Town Hall ALSTON tel: 382244

Maths and physics tuition (primary to A level) - Lionel Playford Rose House, GARRIGILL CA9 3DU tel: 381092

Outdoor shop - Hi Pennine Outdoor Shop ALSTON

Website Design – Richard BrownTower Web Design, The Church House, GARRIGILL CA9 3DS  tel: 381134


Public Services

Library - Alston Library Town Hall ALSTON tel: 382244

Police - click here

Public Toilets - GARRIGILL: Village Hall; ALSTON: next to Alston Town Hall

Tourist Information Centre - Alston Town Hall ALSTON tel: 382244

Household Waste Recycling Centre - Townfoot Industrial Estate BRAMPTON (except Tuesdays)

Recycling Facility - Tyne Willows ALSTON; also at NENTHEAD diagonally opposite The Miners Arms


Pubs 'n Grub

ALSTON has a fine selection of pubs, cafes, take-aways and restauraunts. 


Shopping Necessities

Post Office and general store – Garrigill Post Office, GARRIGILL CA9 3DS tel: 381257

Baker - The Moody Baker ALSTON CA9 3SF tel: 382003

Butcher - Blackstocks (W Kirkup & Sons) Market Place ALSTON CA9 3QN

Convenience Stores - Alston Wholefoods, Co-op, Spar  ALSTON

Greengrocer - Alston Fruit & Veg Market Place ALSTON CA9 3HS tel: 07779 971 104

Hairdresser (unisex) - TLC Hair Design ALSTON CA9 3SE  tel: 381640

Hardware - Mad Hatters, 2 Front Street, ALSTON CA9 3HU tel: 382991

Supermarkets - Aldi PENRITH CA11 7GS, Asda CARLISLE CA1 2EA, Booths PENRITH CA11 7JU, Lidl CARLISLE CA2 5BT, Morrisons PENRITH CA11 7JU, Sainsburys HALTWHISTLE NE49 9DZ, Tesco HEXHAM NE46 3PJ, Waitrose HEXHAM NE46 3PJ

For further information about Alston shops, see the Cybermoor website


Transport Services

Airport - Newcastle Airport NEWCASTLE

BusesEden Area Timetable and Wright Bros Timetable for buses from Alston to Haltwhistle, Carlisle, Hexham, Keswick and Newcastle

Trains -  LANGWATHBY Station - Carlisle to Leeds via Settle

               HALTWHISTLE Station - Carlisle to Newcastle line

               PENRITH Station - London to Scotland line

Taxi - Alan Green  Weekdays and Saturday am:  Green's Garage, GARRIGILL CA9 3DS  tel: 381644  Evenings & weekends: Glenville House, GARRIGILL CA9 3DU  tel: 381761   mobile: 07957 901562