Epiacum Roman Fort (aka Whitley Castle): Alston through the ages

This historic walk takes you from Alston along the Pennine Way up to the Roman Fort at Whitley Castle (Epiacum Roman Fort). If you are keen to walk and discover more, the route continues past Kirkhaugh church to Alston. After the church you can: Carry on the full route to Alston. Go back to Kirkhaugh station and walk back along the railway; Have a cup of tea on board and ride the train to Alston
Epiacum from the air © English Heritage


Starting from the South Tynedale railway car park in Alston (NY716467).


12 km


  • Off road sections
  • On road sections



  • Car parking


Facilities nearby: 

  • Accessible toilets
  • Cafe
  • Playground
  • Pub
  • Shop
  • Toilets