Where's My Nearest.........?

If phoning from outside the area or from a mobile, the local dialling code is 01434. There's also more local info on the Alston Moor Visitor Site

Emergency Services - click here

Public Conveniences

Garrigill Village Hall lobby (open 24/7); far side of Alston Town Hall at foot of town on left

Accommodation & Camping

Bed & BreakfastHoliday Cottages, Bunk Room, Camping 

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, 5 High Beldy, GARRIGILL CA9 3DG tel: 422700

Banks and Cashpoints

Cashpoint: Co-op convenience stores, ALSTON

Banking Services - withdraw cash, pay bills, pay in cheques: Garrigill Post Office, GARRIGILL tel: 381257; Alston Post Office ALSTON tel: 381216 

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

Churches and other Spiritual Venues

St John's (Anglican) GARRIGILL (Special services only)

St Augustine's (Anglican) ALSTON

St Wulstan's (Roman Catholic) ALSTON

Alston Moor Methodist Church ALSTON

Quaker Meeting House ALSTON

Penrith Mosque PENRITH

United Hebrew Congregation NEWCASTLE

Garage Services

Filling Stations - Moredun Garage ALSTON tel: 381318 and Spar ALSTON tel: 382425

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

MoT Centres - Moredun Garage ALSTON tel: 381318; Eden Valley Autos ALSTON tel: 381287

LPG - Alan Green, Green's Garage, GARRIGILL CA9 3DS tel: 381644

Health & Beauty

Doctor, Dentist, Hospital - click here

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

Foot Health Care - Gill Rogers tel: 381473 after 6pm

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

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

Live Well Beauty Salon - ALSTON tel: 382772

Home Services

Alterations - Ladies and gents clothing; curtains and loose covers - Joan tel: 321427

Blacksmith - M Fearn & Son, NENTHEAD tel: 382194

Building Services -

   Steven Bell, Gatefoot Farm, GARRIGILL CA9 3DU tel: 382930 mobile: 07762       258880

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

   Danny Wilkin Roofing, LEADGATE tel: 382760

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

Cleaning and Laundry Services - Busy Bee ALSTON CA9 3TQ mobile: 07393 979210

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

Gardening - Rich Greenough, GARRIGILL tel: 381104

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

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

Painter & Decorator - Rich Greenough, GARRIGILL tel: 381104

Website Design - Rowan Studios, GARRIGILL CA9 3EB tel: 0779 252 9938; Tower Website Design, The Church House, GARRIGILL CA9 3DS tel: 381134

Leisure & Cultural Services

Artists - Lionel Playford, Rose House, GARRIGILL CA9 3DU tel: 381092; Gillie Cawthorne GARRIGILL

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 tel: 381389

Painting courses - Lionel Playford, Pennine Painting, Rose House, GARRIGILL CA9 3DU tel: 381092

Pet Portraits - Sheila Mitton NENTHEAD tel: 07743 161804

Public Services

Library - Alston Library Town Hall ALSTON tel: 382244

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

Alston Moor Foodbank - ALSTON tel: 647247

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 almost opposite The Miners Arms

Rubbish collection (bulky items) - click  here

Pubs and Restaurants

Eat and drink in ALSTON

Shopping Necessities

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

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

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

Farm Shop - The Nook Farm ShopEpiacum Roman Fort, Kirkhaugh, Alston CA9 3BG tel: 07451 029398

Hairdresser (unisex) - TLC Hair Design ALSTON CA9 3SE tel: 381640; Alston House Hair & Beauty tel: 382200

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

Outdoor shop - Hi Pennine Outdoor Shop ALSTON CA9 3QN tel: 381389

Supermarkets - Aldi PENRITH CA11 7GS, HEXHAM NE46 3PU,  Asda CARLISLE CA1 2EA,  Booths PENRITH CA11 7JU,  Lidl HEXHAM NE46 3PD,  M&S Food PENRITH CA11 7AG, HEXHAM NE46 1PU,  Morrisons PENRITH CA11 7JU,  Sainsburys HALTWHISTLE NE49 9DZ, PENRITH CA11 7FG, Tesco HEXHAM NE46 3PJ, Waitrose HEXHAM NE46 3PJ

For further information about Alston shops, see the Visit Alston website

Transport Services

Airport - Newcastle Airport NEWCASTLE

Buses - Go North East and Wright Bros Timetable for buses from Alston to Nenthead, Haltwhistle and Hexham

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. If unavailable try Alston Taxis, Alston tel: 381386 mobile:07990 593855

Community Minibus - book here