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Travelling to the North Pennines by Train

It couldn't be easier to reach the North Pennines by train. East Coast trains run from London King's Cross to both Durham and Darlington at least once an hour. Both journeys take around two and a half hours, and you'll be able to take local train lines further into the Pennines. You can also travel to either Carlisle or Newcastle and take the Newcastle to Carlisle line through the Tyne Valley, stopping at Brampton, Hexham, Haydon Bridge and Haltwhistle. 

For a much more picturesque option take the scenic Settle Carlisle Railway, which stops at numerous stations near to the North Pennines, including Kirkby Stephen, Appleby, Langwathby and Carlisle. From any of these stations you'll then be able to either walk or cycle into parts of the North Pennines.

>> For more information on the Settle-Carlisle Railway, visit settle-carlisle.co.uk

>> Book your Train Journey to the North Pennines

The 'Flying Scotsman' East Coast Train

Travelling to the North Pennines by Bus

It is also perfectly possible to reach the North Pennines by bus. National Express run services from London Victoria to several destinations in and around the North Pennines including Durham, Darlington, Chester-le-Street and Penrith. It is then possible to catch connecting local trains further into the North Pennines.

>> To check bus times and book ticket, visit National Express

Getting around the North Pennines

Traveline North East and Cumbria provide real time details of all buses that run throughout the North Pennines, from Hexham in the north, Keswick and Carlisle in the West, Darlington in the South and Durham to the East. There's a handy 'Plan your Journey' section on the website where you can enter your start and end point and Traveline provide the best route. 

>> For a full list of bus routes and times, see Traveline North East and Cumbria

Alternatively, you could always make the most of your bike and cycle your way around the North Pennines. The region is home to whole range of cycle trails, plus there's plenty of bike hire centres dotted around if you haven't brought your own bike with you.

>> For more information, see Cycling in the North Pennines 

>> Discover the North Pennines by electric bike and let the chain take the strain.

Simon cycling in the North Pennines