Hartside Pass :
From Melmerby, the A686 road climbs the Hartside Pass to a height of 1904 ft, from where there are magnificent views across the Solway Firth to Scotland. This long and steep climb also forms part of the Sea to Sea Cycle Route. From the viewpoint at the Hartside Top cafe, you can see Helvellyn, Great Gable, Skiddaw, and in Southern Scotland – Criffel. An information plaque names the mountains that can be seen. The road continues to Alston, England’s highest market town.
The pass is within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).