Tyne Willows Playing Field is owned by Alston Moor Parish Council, and leased in part to Samuel King’s School as a school playing field. Alston Fitness Club, under separate management, run a gym and exercise classes in Tyne Willows Pavilion. Recycling facilities managed by Eden District Council occupy a corner of the car park.
Tyne Willows is the site for a number of annual events. The Sheepdog Trials take place in the third week of June, Alston Gala the following week and the Alston Sheep Show the first week in September. It is also host to Alston Football Club, and the last couple of years has seen Alston Live, a vibrant music festival held in July.
Access onto the field may be restricted in early June, when the car park fills with bowtops and caravans, and horses graze on the field en-route to the famous Appleby Fair.
Contact Local Links for up to date information on events.