Dogs are not only accepted at South Tynedale Railway, we consider them one of the family. Dogs are welcome in all of our areas, except the café, and we have a good number of canine passengers travelling on our trains. The permissible footpath of the South Tyne Trail runs right along next to the track (fenced off) and dogs can enjoy wonderful walks with their families. There are two picnic areas within Alston Station area and other areas down the trail and at our stations at Lintley Halt and Slaggyford. The trail starts right next to the free car park at Alston which is open until 5.00pm Tuesday to Sunday in season plus bank holidays.