Finding Isaac’s Tea Trail

Where it is:

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Route Change

Please be aware that Kirkhaugh Bridge, which should cross the River South Tyne in the section from Alston to Ninebanks, was swept away in September 2018. It may be some time before a replacement is put in place so note the possible detours when planning your walk. Details of the detours are on the Alston to Ninebanks route page.

The whole of Isaac’s Tea Trail

The whole Tea Trail

Isaac’s Tea Trail – The Stages

There are separate maps for each stage to provide a more detailed view of the route. The maps for each stage consist of a summary map showing the whole stage, plus 2 or more detailed maps showing sections of the stage.

The maps are:


The route instructions and maps on this website are now complete and up to date. However, the landscape never stays still nor do the farming activities so just be aware that there may be some minor changes eg gates replacing a stile or cattle grids being installed or removed. Minor route changes also happen if a path becomes inaccessible.

Future changes to the website are also planned to add more background information about the trail and its history, to increase the number of photos to illustrate the route and the scenery and to highlight some additional walks connecting to the trail.