A popular walking trail in the region has been named in a national newspaper’s list of the country’s best.

Isaac’s Tea Trail, which takes place over 36 miles across the North Pennines after starting in Allendale, has been named third on a list by The Guardian featuring walks where you won’t see anyone else.

The list, which also features routes such as the ‘Alternative Coast to Coast trail’ between Cumbria and Northumberland and the Raad ny Foillan on the Isle of Man, features a number of walks which tourists perhaps don’t know about.

After it was revealed the Tea Trail featured as one of the 10 on the list, Trail volunteer Roger Morris admitted he was delighted with the news.

“It’s great news,” said Roger.

“Regular walkers already know Isaac’s Tea Trail is up there with the best of the trails in Britain.

“Now thanks to recognition in The Guardian this is a tribute to all of those who have made this possible.

Isaac’s Tea Trail was named after Isaac Holden, a tea trader who was born in Mohope, and the route is a popular location among the walking community.

“The trail has been developed with Allenheads Trust Ltd, Northumberland and Cumbria County Councils with contributions from volunteer groups such as Hexham Ramblers’, Friends of the North Pennines and the various land owners,” added Roger.

“Anne Leuchars and the Isaac’s Tea Ladies with the trail blog walkingisaacsteatrail has also won a big global audience online in recent years covering every step in all seasons.

“Isaac’s Tea Trail welcomes walkers as well as runners from Tynedale and newcomers alike to enjoy the best of what the North Pennines has to offer.”