Shorter Walks

All the shorter walks in chronological order.

27
Apr
2024

Walk 2: King Arthur and The Romans (Shorter Walk)

Sat Apr 27th 10:30 am -3:00 pm
£10.00

Distance: Approx 7 miles
Ascent/Descent: Approx 845 feet
Grade: 2, Moderate

This walk is accessible for those staying in Haltwhistle without a car as it begins and ends in the Market Place, Haltwhistle.

This circular walk takes us from Haltwhistle into Northumberland National Park through areas once occupied by The Romans. There is an excellent view of the course of a vallum before we arrive at one of the most spectacular sections of Hadrian’s Wall near King Arthur’s Well. The walk follows Hadrian’s Wall Path, where there are superb views over the Tyne Valley and The North Pennines and finally descends through a spectacular gorge back into the historic market town.

27
Apr
2024

Walk 3: How Far Can You Go? (Shorter Walk)

Sat Apr 27th 11:00 am -4:00 pm
£10.00
Distance: Approx 4 or 6 miles
Ascent/Descent: Approx 525 or 675 feet
Grade: 2, Moderate

 

This walk is accessible for those staying in Haltwhistle without a car as it begins and ends in the Market Place, Haltwhistle.

Whether you are new to walking or just want to see how far you can go, this is a great opportunity to take in some fabulous scenery and do it your way. You can either try a 4-mile walk or, if you are feeling strong, carry on and do a 6-miler. The circular walk heads out of Haltwhistle through beautiful countryside and opens out to give you wonderful panoramic views. There will be a decision point where you can decide if you would like to walk the 4-mile or 6-mile route. Our Walk Leaders will be there to guide you on whichever route you decide to do.

Don’t worry if your companions decide to do a longer walk than you.  We can wait for them in the Manor House, enjoying a well-deserved tea/coffee – or something a little stronger from the bar!

Sponsored by the Manor House, Haltwhistle.

28
Apr
2024

Walk 5: Strolling Around the Shire (Shorter Walk)

Sun Apr 28th 10:30 am -5:00 pm
£10.00
Distance: Approx 7 miles
Ascent/Descent: Approx 635 feet
Grade: 2, Moderate

 

This is a lovely walk starting in the hamlet of Whitley Chapel where the route takes us across beautiful countryside, through woods and over burns that will eventually feed Devil’s Water.  We pass through Letah Wood, managed by The Woodland Trust, which is renowned for wildflowers and magnificent trees. You may be lucky enough to spot a red squirrel as you wander through the wood. A stroll across fields and alongside the lovely Rowley Burn takes us back to the finish at Whitley Chapel.

29
Apr
2024

Walk 8: Beautiful Warks Burn (shorter Walk)

Mon Apr 29th 10:30 am -5:00 pm
£10.00
Distance: Approx 7 miles
Ascent/Descent: Approx 760 feet
Grade: 2, Moderate

 

This is a circular walk from the settlement of Stonehaugh in the Northumberland National Park. The village is home to the Star Dome and you will also see some fabulous totem poles. The walk takes in two sections of the Pennine Way and you will walk on both the South and North sides of the Warks Burn valley. We will visit ‘The Long Drop’ which is believed to be the highest perched loo in England!! This is beautiful countryside and a lovely place to walk.

30
Apr
2024

Walk 11: Sauntering Around Slaley (Shorter Walk)

Tue Apr 30th 10:30 am -5:00 pm
£10.00
Distance: Approx 8 miles
Ascent/Descent: Approx 880 feet
Grade: 2, Moderate

 

Take a walk with us from the village of Slaley which nestles in a lovely area situated south of Hexham and Corbridge. Our walk follows a lovely route through some beautiful and varied countryside. It takes us across pastures, passes through woodlands, along and over burns that feed into the River Tyne and passes a fine example of a former watermill building.

01
May
2024

Walk 13: In the Footsteps of Romans and Augustinians (Short Walk)

Wed May 1st 10:30 am -5:00 pm
£10.00
Distance: Approx 7.5 miles
Ascent/Descent: Approx  620 Feet
Grade: 2, Moderate

 

Our walk begins at Lanercost Old Bridge in the valley of the River Irthing from where we will wander up towards Hadrian’s Wall Path, crossing the course of the vallum on the way. We will walk along the path, passing places where milecastles and turrets once stood. From an elevated position above the valley we pass the site of a Roman signal station before descending back down to the river. A gentle wander along the valley takes us along footpaths beside the amazing Lanercost Priory where you could choose to end the walk and explore or, alternatively, continue the short distance back to the end of the walk.

02
May
2024

Walk 16: Baden-Powell and Brocolitia

Thu May 2nd 10:30 am
£10.00
Distance: Approx 8 miles
Ascent/Descent: Approx 900 feet
Grade: 2, Moderate

 

This walk is accessible by bus from Hexham.

The walk starts and finishes in the lovely village of Newbrough on the route of The Stanegate Roman road in the South Tyne Valley. We will head out of the village through open countryside, crossing the boundary into Northumberland National Park and onto the Hadrian’s Wall Path. Here we will visit the sites of a Roman fort, a Roman temple and the course of the vallum. Once we have seen ‘all things Roman’, we will meander back through the countryside and visit the site of the first ever Boy Scout Camp before heading back to Newbrough.

03
May
2024

Walk 19: Three Trails in One Day?!

Fri May 3rd 10:30 am
£10.00

Distance: Approx 7.5 miles
Ascent/Descent: Approx 1170 feet
Grade: 3, Moderate

Our walk today begins at the HQ of The South Tynedale Railway in the market town of Alston. This lovely route takes in sections of the three walking trails that crisscross the area: The Pennine Way, The South Tyne Trail and Isaac’s Tea Trail. The walk offers wonderful views of the South Tyne Valley and the North Pennine AONB. It passes a lovely church inspired by a holiday in the Black Forest and the site of a strategically placed Roman Fort.

Sponsored by The South Tynedale Railway, Haltwhistle.

04
May
2024

Walk 22: South Tyne Meanderings

Sat May 4th 10:30 am
£10.00

Distance: Approx 7.5 miles
Ascent/Descent: Approx 920 feet
Grade: 2, Moderate

This circular walk starts and finishes at Slaggyford Station in the South Tyne Valley. It includes sections of The Pennine Way and The South Tyne Trail which follows the course of the railway line. The valley is also the route chosen by The Romans to build ‘The Maiden Way’ which was a supply route for the Hadrian’s Wall forts and settlements. An elevated section of the walk gives us superb views over The South Tyne valley and the North Pennine fells. This is a beautiful area of Northumberland and is well worth exploring.

Sponsored by The South Tynedale Railway, Haltwhistle.

05
May
2024

Walk 24: East Allen Delights

Sun May 5th 10:30 am
£10.00

Distance: Approx 8 miles
Ascent/Descent: Approx 915 Feet
Grade: 2, Moderate

Starting in the market town of Allendale, we head out into lovely countryside where views open out over the East Allen valley and beyond. At the village of Catton we will visit a lovely arboretum in a fabulous location where the owner will tell us about the trees and his stone circle. From Catton we walk above the valley before descending down into the East Allen Valley. Finally, we meander along the valley beside the river in the footsteps of Isaac Holden, a famous local tea trader and philanthropist.

06
May
2024

Walk 27: Quakers, Falls and a Viaduct

Mon May 6th 9:30 am
£15.00

Distance: Approx 7 miles
Ascent/Descent: Approx 880 feet
Grade: 2, Moderate

This walk is accessible without private transport as a coach picks us up from Haltwhistle Market Place.

A coach from Haltwhistle will take us the short journey to the start of the walk at the village of Lambley. We visit, stand on and walk under an impressive former railway viaduct over the River South Tyne before crossing open countryside on route to a lovely, quaint Quaker Meeting House. We follow the valley of a burn towards open moorland where we pass above a beautiful waterfall. From the top of the moors, the views open up over the South Tyne valley and on towards the impressive crags on Hadrian’s Wall. Finally, we cross the South Tyne Trail before making our way back into Haltwhistle.