Walk 25: Wydon Farm Tea Walk (Special Interest Walk)
Distance: Approx 6.0 miles
Ascent/Descent: Approx 635 feet
Grade: 2, Moderate
This walk is accessible from Haltwhistle but will add extra distance to the walk. Wydon Farm is approx. 1 mile from the railway station and approx. 0.5 miles from the cemetery. Details given are for the easiest and driest routes.
The walk today starts and finishes at Wydon Farm. Our route takes us through woodland, across pastures, along a former railway line and past a lovely castle close to the River South Tyne. We will pass an interesting and unusual war memorial close to the course of a Roman Road and visit a picturesque bridge over the river before returning to Wydon Farm for our delicious and well-deserved tea.
Meet: 11:50 for 12:00 start at Wydon Farm, Haltwhistle, NE49 0LG
Bring: Small snack for break – remember to save room for the delicious tea!
Meeting Point - Wydon Farm, Haltwhistle
Wydon Farm, Haltwhistle, NE49 0LG
By car: Wydon Farm is situated just off A69, south of Haltwhistle. If travelling west along the A69, ignore the signs for Haltwhistle and turn left at the road signed ‘Alston (A689), Halton Lea Gate, Coanwood’ then immediately turn right over the cattle grid. Wydon Farm is approx. 0.5 miles up the lane. Sat Nav users please use postcode NE49 0HZ. This will bring you to a house opposite the farm entrance.
By train: To Haltwhistle (www.northernrailway.co.uk)
Leave the station from Platform 2, past the old signal box, then turn right over Old Tyne Bridge (Blue Bridge). Turn right at the T-junction and follow the road for about 600 yards until you reach a right hand turn with a barrier and bollards. This is the old road over Bellister Bridge. Cross the bridge and take the signposted lane on the left.*
By bus: Number 685 to Haltwhistle (www.stagecoachbus.com) Newcastle to Carlise route.
Ask for the stop at the cemetery. Those arriving from Carlisle will need to cross the road. From the cemetery walk towards Haltwhistle. Take the first road on the right, past a sign for Stoney Rigg Close. Just before the barrier and bollards at Bellister Bridge, turn right into a lane.*
*For both routes: Follow the lane and then turn left at the signposted path. Follow the steps down, go under the road bridge and up the steps on the other side. Continue to follow the track and, at the signpost, turn left. Follow the metalled road to Wydon Farm.