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A new website has been developed with the aim of providing information about the Tea Trail and the wider Allen Valleys area. We are now looking to add more information which would be of use to visitors and people walking the Tea Trail.

Part of this new information will be a section for accommodation providers and refreshment stops on or near the Tea Trail and we are compiling a list. If you run such a business and would like to be included, we ask that in return you mention Isaac’s Tea Trail on your own website and in other promotional activity.

We would like you to include a short description of the Tea Trail (see below as an example) plus the website addresses and

Isaac’s Tea Trail is a long-distance footpath within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and UNESCO Global Geopark.  The 37-mile circuit links Allendale, Nenthead, Alston, and Ninebanks, crossing high moorland and dropping in to the valleys of the rivers East Allen, Nent, South Tyne and the West Allen. The route was inspired by a Victorian grocer, Isaac Holden, who walked many miles in this area delivering tea to remote farms and hamlets while raising funds for community projects. You can start and finish Isaac’s Tea Trail at any point, and can walk it clockwise or anti-clockwise. Most people start in Allendale and follow the clockwise circuit. 

If you would like to be added to the list on the new website please email your details to Mike Horrocks at

It would help us standardise the list if you could provide information in the following order:

  • Location of your business
  • Type of business (eg B&B, hotel, self-catering, bunkhouse, hostel, café, pub etc)
  • Your name
  • Full address of your business
  • Phone number, email address and website address

Many thanks.

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