Haltwhistle Walking Festival

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The Smith

(Haltwhistle and District)

Charitable Trust

Haltwhistle Walking Festival


It was a rather cold ten days, with lots of bright sunshine, but also a lot of snow (and sleet).  Go to the Photo page for Spring 2016 to see what happened on some of the walks.

The members of the organising committee want to thank all the volunteers for their hard work before and during the festival.

Most of all we want to thank YOU, the walkers, without whom the festival would not exist. It has been a delight to meet so many new people this week and to enjoy the company of so many regulars.

It is amazing how people continue to enjoy themselves, whatever the weather!

Several of our walks were sold out this time, with excellent bookings across the board.

The Social Evening attracted a full house of 70, but it was a quiz not bingo that kept everyone entertained. As always, the food was wonderful.

Check out our new Photography Competition. Full details are here and get snapping.

Walking poles are used by many walkers and are a great aid. They are also potentially dangerous to others. Our resident poet, Steve Middleton, has written a little ditty to help us all remember how to use our poles responsibly.

Click here to read it.

Important Dates for 2016

Closing date Photography Competition

June 30th

Autumn Festival

October 1st - 9th

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Day One

Walkers arrive at the Quaker Chapel, Coanwood

Day 8

The walk from Shorngate Cross to Langdon Beck

Photography competition

Competition 2017