27th April - 6th May 2024

The Festival is now over for another year.

Thank you to everyone including both our regular visitors and new faces, who took part in the festival this year. In addition to those from Northumberland , Durham and Tyne and Wear, we also welcomed visitors from Wales, Scotland and from many parts of England, especially those living in the southeast and in London.

A new record was set from Adelaide Australia, for the distance travelled to our festival (10,000 miles). The previous record holder was from Chicago USA (3,000 miles). Thank you to everyone for making our walking festival a great success. It is planned and delivered entirely by volunteers. We shall be back in 2025 with lots of new walks for you to enjoy and look forward to welcoming you to our very special part of the world. Put the date in your diaries now:

Haltwhistle Walking Festival Saturday 26th April – Monday 5th May 2025

More than just a walk...

A variety of walks for all fitness levels and interests - there's something for everyone!

Fresh air, great company and glorious scenery.  What better way to put a spring in your step?

Haltwhistle is ideally placed to take in different aspects of the area - the fine scenery of the South Tyne Valley, the magnificent Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland National Park and the North Pennines AONB.

Pennine Peaks And Valleys

A superb 36-mile journey beginning in Garrigill and ending in Haltwhistle.

Long Distance
3 Walks
3 Days

Special Interest

Specialist walks for 2024 cover everything from flowers and photos to breweries and birds.

6 Walks

Long Walks

10 Long Walks to choose from.

10 Walks

Shorter Walks

11 Shorter Walks to choose from.

11 Walks

Walking Advice

What you'll need walking in the Haltwhistle area.

Places To Stay

Local accommodation perfect for your visit.

Important Info

Things to know before you book a walk with us.