The popular Hartside Top Café, located on the A686 near Alston in Cumbria and claimed to be England’s highest café at 1904ft above sea level, has been destroyed following a fire that broke out yesterday afternoon.
If you have ridden the A686 across the North Pennines, you have probably stopped at the Hartside Top Café for a cuppa. But sadly the fire has caused severe damage, destroying the building’s roof and causing extensive damage to the rest of the building. Thankfully, no-one was hurt in the fire and an investigation is now underway to establish the cause of the blaze.
Have you been to the Hartside Café? Please post your messages of support to the cafe’s owners on MCN’s Facebook page.