This fascinating guidebook is a must for all recreational
access users and highlights the hidden network surrounding Alston, the highest market
town in England. This is not a ‘turn right at the gate, turn left at the tree’ guidebook.
Anyone glancing at the Ordnance Survey map might be excused for thinking there are
few rights of way available to cyclists, motorists and horseriders; even for walkers
in some places. The reason, of course, is because most of what exists is almost invisible
unless you have done a fair bit of homework first.
This guidebook was written by Alan Kind, editor of SIZE="2" FACE="Arial">Byway & Bridleway,
journal of the Byways & Bridleways Trust, specialist in ancient highways – law
and history. A regular cyclist and walker in the North Pennines, Alan has written
this book requiring the reader to plot the old roads on to an Ordnance Survey map,
supplying fascinating historical background and details that no simple map alone
Most access users are not only interested in riding England’s network of ancient
roads but also the origins of roads which were once used as major thoroughfares by
carriages and packhorses. This guidebook is a ‘must’ for anyone intending to explore
the countryside around Alston Moor.
Available mail order only at £7.50 retail inc. p&p. Cheques made payable
to ‘Hodology Ltd.’ and sent to:
‘Alston Book’ Hodology Ltd. PO Box 117 Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 5YT
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Coming next in this series:
Hexhamshire & Wolsingham Common
The High Road Passes of Britain