© Haltwhistle Walking Festival

Saturday 14th October


21. Hexham to Haltwhistle -Day 1 Hexham to Catton FULLY BOOKED

Today is the first day of a two part walk between Hexham and Haltwhistle. The walk starts on Tyne Green where we follow the river Tyne along to Waters Meet near Warden. Here the North and South Tyne rivers merge. Turning southwards we head up towards Yarridge, the home of Hexham Racecourse before descending through Dipton Woods and on to Jingling Gate. From this point we walk across the grouse moors and over Rebel Hill before descending to our destination at Catton.


Meet at: Haltwhistle Market Place, GR NY 707640, NE49 0BH, at 08:20am. Coach leaves for Hexham  at 08.30am. Return coach from Catton to Haltwhistle at the end of the walk

Distance: 14.5 miles  Grade: Strenuous  Ascent: 1448 feet Descent: 781 feet

Walk Fee: £13  Bring: packed lunch

Leader: Geoff Chrisp


Saturday 14th October

22. Hartley Burn Common (Halton-Lea-Gate Circular) based on Rings Walk 9

The walk today from Halton-Lea-Gate starts by walking a section of ‘Lord Carlisle’s Railway’ that used to carry coal from Hartley Burn Colliery to Brampton. The route is mainly around this common and actually crosses the Pennine Way twice, although only a short section is walked. Hartley Burn is a tributary of the South Tyne and this is followed to almost where they meet, but we stay on the west side of the river before turning and following another section of the burn. Finally we leave the burn and head back towards our destination at Halton-Lea-Gate.  


Meet at: Halton-Lea-Gate. GR NY654584,  at 10:00am

Distance 7.5 miles Grade: Moderate Ascent/Descent: 847 feet

Walk Fee: £7  Bring: packed lunch

Leader: Sue Moorhouse


Saturday 14th October

23. Archaeology walk with Phil Bowyer

Our local expert, Phil Bowyer, returns by popular request. This walk was very well received last October so we have asked him to do it again. Over the last couple of years, Phil has been involved in an archaeological survey north of Hadrian’s Wall and there are many newly discovered features to share. Suffice it to say that there are numerous signs of human activity from different eras. Our walk is mainly in the area between the Sewingshields Farm and Folly Lake. Part of the walk will be on private land by kind permission of the farmer.

This is likely to be a very popular walk, so book early to secure a place.


Meet at: Sewingshields Farm, GR NY 810702, NE47 6NW, at 10:30am. The farm is accessed by a gated lane, 1.5 miles east of Housesteads on the B6318 (the Military Road) and just west of the Old Repeater Station. The lane is rough, so drive up it with great care. Park at the top away from the farm; the team will be there to guide you. Car park fee £3 donation per car.

Distance: 5 miles Grade:  Moderate Plus (the walk is on open, rough ground and may be boggy) Ascent/Descent: 430feet Walk Fee: £10  

Bring: packed lunch and extra clothes for frequent stops to look at the landscape

Leader: Elizabeth Young


Sunday 15th October

24. Hexham to Haltwhistle – Day 2 Catton to Haltwhistle

Day 2 of the walk starts from Catton village and heads north-westerly towards Staward Gorge. Descending into the valley through woodland we will pass the remains of Staward Peel before crossing the river at Plankey Mill. The route now exchanges valleys, swapping the Allen for the South Tyne. We cross the river and head along ‘the sunny side’, then climb up over the fells before descending to our final destination at Haltwhistle.


Meet at: Haltwhistle Market Place, GR NY 707640, NE49 0BH, at 08:20am. Coach leaves for Catton at 08.30am  

Distance: 13 miles Grade: Strenuous Ascent: 1415 feet Descent: 1794 feet

Walk Fee: £10  Bring: packed lunch

Leader: Tony Miller


Sunday 15th October

25. Tyne and Rede Meander

The walk today commences in Bellingham marketplace and follows the North Tyne along a riverside footpath. The route takes us past an old settlement towards Rede Bridge and from there we can stroll northwards along a bridal path and footpaths and onto the hillside above Bellingham. We will hopefully have good views along both the North Tyne and Rede Valleys. We follow a section of the Pennine Way before crossing farmland back into Bellingham village.


Meet at: Bellingham Market Place, GR NY 838833 at 10:00am

Distance: 7.5 miles Grade: Moderate Ascent/Descent: 603 feet

Walk Fee: £7 Bring: packed lunch

Leader: Brian Walters

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Thursday 12th October

14. Simonburn to St. John Lee

Commencing in the pretty hamlet of Simonburn, this linear walk meanders along paths close to the North Tyne River before crossing it at Chollerford. The route passes the beautiful St Oswald’s Church at Heavenfields where King Oswald raised a large wooden cross before the Battle of Heavenfield in AD 635. From here there are great views of the North Tyne valley and beyond. The walk continues across fells, with a hidden lough, and through woods, before finishing close to Hexham at St John Lee.


Meet at: Haltwhistle Market Place, GR NY 707640, NE49 0BH, at 08:20am. Coach leaves at 08:30am for Simonburn. Return from St John Lee

Distance: 12 miles  Grade: Moderate plus  Ascent: 963 feet Descent: 1167 feet

Walk Fee: £13  Bring: packed lunch

Leader: Anne Palmer


Thursday 12th October

15. Warks Burn and Wark Common

From the village of Wark, we head westerly past an old mill and through the impressive Warks Burn valley. There is evidence of old settlements and peels to be seen as we walk, and lovely views to the north. The route follows a section of the Pennine Way before turning easterly down footpaths and drovers’ paths back to Wark village.


Meet at: Wark Village, GR NY 860770 at 10:00am. Wark is 11 miles north of Hexham accessed by the A6079 and B6320 roads. Meet in Market Place where parking is limited. There is plenty of on street parking in the main street of the town.

Distance: 8 miles Grade: Moderate Ascent/Descent: 658feet

Walk Fee: £7  Bring: packed lunch

Leader: Marie Miller


Thursday 12th October

16. A Literary Walk with Robert Bluck ( Author of Mr Woodreeve’s Reflection)

Join local author Robert Bluck to walk in the fictional landscape of his recently published novel, a captivating and magical story about the apparently ordinary Hansford family from Newcastle, whose lives are disrupted by personal tragedy. By chance, they meet Matthew, the woodreeve, who has a cottage near to Allen Banks You will see exactly where during the walk.

The area around the River Allen is well loved by festival walkers, but we can guarantee you will see it through new eyes on this walk! There will be readings from the book and a cup of tea at the woodreeve’s cottage. If you have not heard of a woodreeve, you will learn about his occupation

Reading the book beforehand is likely to increase your enjoyment on the day, but it is not essential. Books will be available to buy, or bring your copies to be signed by Robert.


Meet at: Allen Banks NT car park, (Pay and display parking, free to National Trust members), GR NY 798640, NE47 7BP, (near Ridley Hall) at 10.30am. Allen Banks is 5½ miles east of Haltwhistle, 3 miles west of Haydon Bridge, ½ mile south of A69.

Distance: 6.5m Grade: Moderate with one steeper slope   Ascent/Descent: 900feet

Walk Fee: £10  Bring: packed lunch.

Afternoon tea and biscuits provided at the woodreeve’s cottage.

Leader: Marj Baillie


Friday 13th October

17. Kings Forest to Talkin Fell

We start in the hamlet of Croglin but the walk soon enters open access land and heads out into the vast spaces between Cumrew Fell and Lords Seat. The route crosses becks with the imaginative names of New Water and Old Water. This is an area occupied by hen harriers and with a bit of luck they may be spotted on the day. When Talkin Fell is reached we will climb up to the summit where the panorama toward the Lakeland Fells and Solway Firth is magnificent. The walk then descends parallel to the River Gelt to Talkin village.


Meet at: Haltwhistle Market Place, GR NY 707640, NE49 0BH, at 08:20am. Coach for Croglin leaves at 08:30am. Return coach from Talkin Village.

Distance: 11 miles Grade: Strenuous  Ascent : 1592 feet  Descent: 1721 feet

Walk Fee: £13  Bring: packed lunch

Leader: Catriona Mulligan


Friday 13th October

18. Hindley and Keenley from Elks Head

The walk commences by crossing the River West Allen and today we will follow a couple of sections of Isaac’s Tea Trail. The route passes the Tithe Barn and Methodist Chapel at Keenly. It was here that John Wesley lost Grace Murray, when his brother Charles whisked her away to marry another suitor! We then walk down East Allen, close to the river and then we meander through beautiful pastures, back to the Elks Head.


Meet at: Elks Head car park, GR NY 781570, NE47 8HD, at 10:00am

Distance: 7 miles Grade: Moderate  Ascent/Descent: 1111 feet

Walk Fee: £7  Bring: packed lunch

Leader: Ann Potter


Friday 13th October

19. The Creepy Crawl - North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

This is yet another first for the walking festival. Would you like to learn more about the cold blooded creatures that live in the North Pennines? Join a team of experts who will show us a variety of habitats and the animals who live in them. The “Cold Blooded and Spineless Project” is a five year exploration to document the invertebrates in the AONB. Our circular walk takes us along the east bank of the East Allen River. The first stop is at the Allen smelt mill where a moth trap will be set up overnight, before the walk, and we will be there when it is opened. We walk along the east bank of the Allen and then turn north at Owlet Hall and east towards Catton, walking over fields and a on quiet road. We continue to Housty and complete the circle to Allendale. There will be opportunities to dip the river for invertebrates during the walk. This promises to be a fascinating event, with lots to see, so book early to be sure of a place.


Meet at: Allendale Market Place GR NY 837558, NE47 9BJ, at 10:00am

Distance: 5 miles Grade: Moderate, but the path by the river is eroded and may be slippery. Not suitable for anyone with poor balance. Walking poles advised.  Ascent/Descent:

Walk Fee: £10 Bring: Packed lunch, extra clothes because there will be frequent stops.

Leader: Marj Baillie


Friday 13th October

20.  Social Evening (30th Festival)

The social evening is a high point of every walking festival, with walkers and volunteers mixing together. This time, a number of volunteers and friends, with various talents, will be entertaining us. Hear the Northumberland pipes, a witty poem or two, a monologue and local singers. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the buffet and to chat too.


Meet at: Comrades Club, Haltwhistle, NE49 0DF, at 6:30pm

Fee: £12 includes a buffet supper and entertainment



NB  The descriptions given are correct at the time of publication.  It is sometimes necessary to make changes to routes due to local conditions nearer to the festival. Distances are correct within 10% either way.  

Directions to the starts of walks will be issued by email approximately 2 weeks before the Festival.


If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on haltywalkfest@btinternet.com or by telephone on 01434 322025.





General Information about walks


The full details of all the walks and events are given below.   We are keen to help you to choose the right walks for you, so please contact us with any questions.  Our walks’ grades are described in detail on the Things you need to know page. Please read the page before you book.


The Special Interest Walks have been highlighted in green.  Expect to have more frequent and longer stops than on the other walks, so bring extra layers of clothing. It is harder to warm up than to cool down!


You will hear about the area and any points of interest on the other walks too.  


Details of ascents and descents are included in the walk details below.


We try to provide accurate descriptions of our walks.  Please remember that a spell of very wet weather before the festival will result in waterlogged land and extra bogginess.  

We reserve the right to alter routes or even cancel a walk if the weather is atrocious. We have not yet cancelled a walk, but have occasionally had to use an easier or shorter route for safety reasons.


Scroll down this page for walk details.


When you book, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions as described on the Things you need to Know page.




Date

No

Walk Title

Grade

Length in miles

Cost

Sat 7th

Oct

1

South Tyne Explorer Day 1

(Tyne Head to Whitley Castle)

FULLY BOOKED

Strenuous

14.5

£13

2

Around John Martin Country

Moderate

8

£7

3

Haltwhistle Quiz Trail

(Walk then quiz in Black Bull pub)

Easy

4.5

£7

Sun 8th Oct

4

South Tyne Explorer Day 2

(Whitley Castle to Haltwhistle)

Strenuous

13.5

£10

5

The Moss, the Missionary and the Mason (Rings Walk 20, Cawfields)

Moderate plus


8

£7


Mon 9th Oct

6

Crags, Commons and Cranberries


Strenuous

12

£7

7

Birdoswald Circular

Moderate plus

8

£7

Tues 10th Oct

8

Mohope Moor from Alston

Strenuous

11.5

£7

9

Birtley Circular

Moderate plus

8

£7


Wed 11th 0ct

10

The Reservoirs of Silver Dale

Moderate plus

10

£7

11

Around Simmerson Hill (and back again)


Moderate plus

8

£7

12

Fungal Foray with Gordon Beakes

FULLY BOOKED

Moderate

5

£10

13

Celebrating Northumberland
Slideshow to celebrate the 30th Festival

In Haltwhistle Library at 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Drinks and nibbles provided. £5

Thur 12th Oct


14

Simonburn to St. John Lee

Moderate plus

12

£13

15

Warks Burn and Wark

Moderate

8

£7

16

A Literary Walk with Robert Bluck  (author of Mr Woodreeve’s Reflection)


Moderate

(see notes below)

6.5

£10


Fri 13th Oct

17

Kings Forest to Talkin Fell

Strenuous

11

£13

18

Hindley and Keenley


Moderate

7

£7

19

The Creepy Crawl (invertebrates and their habitats near Allendale)

Moderate

(see notes below)


6

£10

20

Social Evening (a special celebration for the 30th Festival)

Buffet, bar, chat and local talent

Begins at 6:30pm

Comrades Club, Haltwhistle

£12

Sat 14th Oct


21

Hexham to Haltwhistle Day 1

(Hexham to Catton) FULL

Strenuous

14.5

£13

22

Hartley Burn Common

(based on Rings Walk 9)

Moderate

7.5

£7

23

Archaeology Walk with Phil Bowyer

Moderate

(see notes below)

5

£10


Sun 15th Oct

24

Hexham to Haltwhistle Day 2

(Catton to Haltwhistle)


Strenuous

13

£10

25

Tyne and Rede Meander


Moderate

7.5

£7

Sunday 8th October

4. South Tyne Explorer Day 2 (Whitley Castle to Haltwhistle)

Day 2 of the walk recommences at Whitley Castle and soon crosses the railway line near Kirkhaugh station on the South Tynedale railway. The route continues along the scenic South Tyne valley and then we walk over the magnificent viaduct at Lambley. At this point we move away from the river and head towards the moors of Ramshaw Fell and Broomhouse Common, passing the lovely Linnshield waterfall en route. Near the end of the walk, we descend towards Haltwhistle crossing the South Tyne for the final time.


Meet at: Haltwhistle Market Place, GR NY 707640, NE49 0BH, at 08.20am. Coach leaves for Castle Nook at 08:30am.

Distance: 13.5 miles Grade: Strenuous Ascent: 1370feet Descent:1926 feet

Walk Fee: £13 Bring: packed lunch

Leader: Chris Marples


Sunday 8th October

5. The Moss, the Missionary and the Mason (Rings Walk 20)

This is one of the 22 ‘Rings’ walks that were compiled by a group of Haltwhistle walking enthusiasts. Commencing at Cawfields Quarry, the walk combines a route along Hadrian’s Wall and through the contrasting vast expanses to the north of the Whin Sill. After heading north through Hole Gap, you see similar views to those seen by the Picts, Reivers and Moss Troupers who variously lived or visited the land during the turbulent history of the area. The walk returns from ‘behind the Wall’ and joins a path below the Hadrian’s Wall trail near Walltown, passing King Arthur’s Well and Aesica Roman Fort before we end back at Cawfields.


Meet at: Cawfields Quarry Car Park (£4 fee or Northumberland National Park car park pass) NY 712665, NE49 9PJ, at 10:00am. Cawfields is situated 1.25m north of Haltwhistle, off the B6318. Use the main car park.
Distance: 8 miles  Grade: Moderate Plus  Ascent/Descent: 621feet

Walk Fee: £7  Bring: packed lunch

Leader: Jennifer Johnson


Monday 9th October

6. Crags, Commons, and Cranberries

Commencing at Steel Rigg, the walk initially heads southwards crossing the course of the Stanegate Roman Road before turning northwards beyond Cawfields. The route passes through areas that have been inhabited and cultivated for many centuries yet whose pathways are generally not well-trodden by modern day walkers. The northernmost point of the walk almost touches the forest at the edge of Northumberland National Park but turns southwards towards Melkridge Common and finally over Winshield Crags along the Hadrian’s Wall trail.


Meet at: Steel Rigg Car park (£4 fee or Northumberland National Park car park pass),
GR NY 751675, NE47 7AW, at
10:00am

Distance: 12 miles  Grade: Strenuous  Ascent/Descent: 1177feet  

Walk Fee: £7  Bring: packed lunch

Leader: Kevin Jones


Monday 9th October

7. Birdoswald Circular

Birdoswald in Cumbria is the start of this scenic festival walk. The route goes along paths and tracks, over open land and past the remains of a peculiar ruined castle which was built from stones taken from Hadrian’s Wall. After walking through woodland and along the banks of the River Irthing, the route goes back along the Hadrian’s Wall Trail offering great views over the valley and beyond.


Meet at: Birdoswald Car Park, (Fee £4, reimbursed at Birdoswald reception for English Heritage Members), GR NY 616664, CA8 7DD, at 10:00am. Birdoswald is 4 miles west of Greenhead, turn left off B6318. It is also signposted from A69 Carlisle-Hexham road at Brampton roundabout.

Distance: 8 miles Grade: Moderate Plus Ascent/Descent: 793 feet  

Walk Fee: £7  Bring: packed lunch

Leader: Roy Johnson

Tuesday 10th October

8. Mohope Moor from Alston

From the start at Alston Railway Station, we walk along and above the picturesque Nent Valley and then towards the Pennine Moors on a Carriers’ Way path. The track steadily climbs over the moors and crosses over the county border into Northumberland at Blacklaw Cross. The Carriers’ Way path continues over Mohope Moor to meet a section of Isaac’s Tea Trail. On a good day the views on this walk are magnificent. We gradually descend to the Ayle Burn, and cross into Northumberland for a short spell before we walk beside the South Tyne back through Cumbria into Alston.


Meet at: Alston Railway Station, GR NY 717467, CA9 3JB, at 10:00am

Distance: 11.5 miles Grade: Strenuous Ascent/Descent: 1514 feet

Walk Fee: £7  Bring: packed lunch

Leader: Geoff Chrisp


Tuesday 10th October

9. Birtley Circular

Commencing in Birtley Village, the walk heads north-easterly towards Lowshieldgreen Crags. On a clear day the views are excellent and the route of the Pennine Way can almost be traced from the Whin Sill at Hadrian’s Wall through to Bellingham and beyond. The walk passes old homesteads and settlements en route and the remains of the North Tyne Railway Line at Redesmouth. The route continues through beautiful woodland along the banks of the North Tyne and then southwards back to Birtley village.


Meet at: Birtley village, GR NY 879782, NE48 3HL, at 10:00am. Please park tidily in the village street. The village is about 10 miles north of Hexham and lies south west of Bellingham

Distance: 8 miles Grade: Moderate Plus Ascent/Descent: 816 feet  

Walk Fee: £7  Bring: packed lunch

Leader: John Robinson


Wednesday 11th October

10. The Reservoirs of Silver Dale

For Allenheads, steeped in lead mining history, water was essential to the working of the lead ore industry. It was supplied from a series of reservoirs built on the moorland around the area. Starting in the village, this circular walk takes us past several of these reservoirs. The route goes over Swinhope Moor, descends to the East Allen river at Sparty Lea and then crosses more moorland near Byerhope Raceground. There is a final descent to our destination of Allenheads.


Meet at: Allenheads Village, NY 859453, at 10:00am. Allenheads is 8 miles south of Allendale on the B6295

Distance: 10 miles Grade: Moderate Plus Ascent/Descent: 1548 feet  

Walk Fee: £7  Bring: packed lunch

Leader: Alistair Lishman


Wednesday 11th October

11. Around Simmerson Hill and back again

The walk commences in the former mining village of Hallbankgate and heads south towards Talkin Fell. There are signs of disused mines and quarries in the area reflecting its industrial past. The route circumnavigates the base of Simmerson Hill on paths and tracks in open access land with views down into Geltsdale and How Gill. As the walk continues views begin to open out to the north. The gradient becomes gentler as we pass along through Clesketts.


Meet at: Hallbankgate, GR NY 580595 at 10:00am. The turn to the village is about 10 miles west of Haltwhistle on the A69. It is on the A689 between Brampton and Alston.

Distance: 8 miles Grade: Moderate plus Ascent/Descent: 985 feet

Walk Fee: £7  Bring: packed lunch

Leader: George Reed


Wednesday 11th October

12. Fungal Foray (with Gordon Beakes) FULLY BOOKED

The aim of this walk will be primarily to forage for the wild fungi that may be found here in the Autumn months. Gordon will provide you with expert advice on the types of mushrooms and toadstools that grow in this proximity. The walk will commence from Low Gelt Bridge and follow a route around the beautiful woodland where beech, oak and elder trees can be seen. The Fungal Foray is always a very popular walk in the festival so please ensure that you book promptly to secure a place.


Meet at: Low Gelt Bridge car park, GR NY 519591, CA8 1SY (nearest postcode) at 10:00am. Drive west on the A69. After the Brampton bypass, turn left at the roundabout, keeping on the A69, signposted Warwick Bridge. After 0.6m take a small road to the left to the car park at Low Gelt Bridge.

Distance: 5 miles Grade: Moderate Ascent/Descent: 512 feet

Walk Fee: £10  Bring: packed lunch and basket if you wish to collect fungi

Leader: Cliff Wood


Wednesday 11th October

13. A Photography Slide Show to celebrate the 30th Haltwhistle Walking Festival

We are all agreed that the scenery in Northumberland is wonderful, from the white beaches and castles in the east to the magnificent views along Hadrian’s Wall Trail. The twice yearly walking festivals in Haltwhistle are well established as an integral part of the calendar for walkers from near and far. We want to mark the milestone of the 30th festival with a celebration of the beauty of Northumberland. There will be a few reminiscences about the festivals too. Please join us, even if you are not a walker. This will be a very special evening.


Meet at: Haltwhistle Library, Westgate, Haltwhistle, NE49 0AX. Almost opposite the Co-op in the main street. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start.

Fee: £5 (including drinks & nibbles)



How to Book


All bookings are made through our booking agents, Bradsons. Online booking is quick and easy. Click on this link and follow the instructions. Please give your mobile ‘phone number because this helps if we need to contact you on the day of the walk.  If you prefer to ‘phone and give your debit/credit card details, that option is also available to you.  Telephone 01749 813899 for Bradsons. We even take cheques!


It is advisable to book early, particularly for the very popular walks.

We will hold waiting lists for walks that are full. ‘Phone 01434 322025 to put your name on a list. People often drop out nearer to the festival and make space for people on the lists

Saturday 7th October

1. South Tyne Explorer Day 1 (Tyne Head to Whitley Castle) FULLY BOOKED

This walk is Part One of a two day walk from the source of the South Tyne to Haltwhistle. It passes through some spectacular scenery and includes sections of three long distance trails: The Pennine Way, A Pennine Journey and Isaac’s Tea Trail. The walk begins near Tyne Head in Cumbria and we walk beside the infant South Tyne through the North Pennines. Along the route we visit the beautiful Ashgill Force waterfall and meander along the South Tyne valley. After crossing the river at Alston, the route passes over the county border into Northumberland and begins to climb up to the Roman fort of Epiacum at Whitley Castle.


Meet at: Haltwhistle Market Place, GR NY 707640, NE49 0BH, at 08:15am. Coach leaves at 08:30am for Tyne Head. Return coach from Castle Nook.

Distance: 14.5 miles Grade: Strenuous  Ascent:1055 feet  Descent: 2036 feet

Walk Fee: £13  Bring: packed lunch

Leader: Alistair Lishman


Saturday 7th October

2. Around John Martin Country

This walk explores the area to the south of the village of Haydon Bridge, reputed to be the countryside that inspired many of the paintings of the Victorian artist, John Martin. The route goes through farmland and woods and climbs up to reach Stublick Chimney, a relic of the area’s lead mining industry. The views from here can be spectacular looking towards Hadrian’s Wall and on towards the Cheviots and the Simonside Hills. We walk close to Langley Castle, now a hotel, but was once a medieval tower house. Finally the walk passes near to John Martin’s birthplace, then back over the river South Tyne into Haydon Bridge.


Meet at: Haydon Bridge Information Centre, Bridge Street, GR NY 842644, at 10:00am.

Distance: 8 miles  Grade: Moderate  Ascent/Descent: 934 feet

Walk Fee: £7  Bring: packed lunch

Leader: Henry Swaddle


Saturday 7th October

3. Haltwhistle Quiz Trail & Tea

On the occasion of the 30th Haltwhistle Walking Festival, why not take some time to find out about the history of our town and then test your newly acquired knowledge over a drink at one of the town's oldest public houses. From Celtic settlements through Romans and Reivers and into the Industrial Revolution, the town has a long and fascinating history. You will hear stories of the past and see the evidence of the turbulent times that beset the town. The 13th Century church, the reiver raids, the lead mining boom and the coming of the railways, all feature on a walk that will shed new light on your perception of the ancient town of Haltwhistle.


Meet at: Haltwhistle Market Place, NY707640, at 2:30pm

Distance: 4.5 miles Grade: Easy  Ascent/Descent: negligible

Walk Fee: £7  Bring: a drink and snack if required

Leader: John Johnson




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