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  • Title: Haltwhistle Walking Festival
    Descriptive info: .. ©.. Haltwhistle Walking Festival.. Welcome to the website of the Haltwhistle Walking Festival.. Walking Festivals based in Haltwhistle began in 2003 and have taken place twice yearly every since.. Our Autumn Festival 2013 has just ended.. We had a wonderful 9 days and hope that all the walkers who attended enjoyed themselves.. Photos from the walks are being loaded onto the web daily, so do keep checking back to see your walks.. Provisional figures suggest that about 450 walks were booked - that does not include the leaders and backups who were on the teams each day.. We think that over 50 people were new to the festival.. If you have ideas for future festivals or any comments to make, please contact us on haltywalkfest@btinternet.. com We want to provide the sort of walks you like.. The programme for the Spring 2014 festival will be unveiled in January, but we already know that we will be walking to Cross Fell and Cold Fell (on different days of course!) and we will do the whole  ...   improved and we hope that many of you will come and walk with us.. More details to follow.. Our first calendar was on sale from the beginning of the Autumn Festival.. 1 from every purchase will go to the Great North Air Ambulance charity.. Dates for 2014 Festivals:.. April 26.. to May 5.. October 11.. to 19.. Haltwhistle Challenge.. July 5.. Booking for the Spring Festival and the Challenge will start in January.. *Click here to add your name to our mailing list*.. *Follow updates on Twitter.. *.. Follow Haltwhistle Walking Festival on *.. Facebook*.. Any questions? Contact us on.. haltywalkfest@btinternet.. com.. Click.. here.. to see a short album of highlights from previous festivals.. Photo albums from the Spring 2013 album are.. Photos Autumn 2013.. Well done to the people who walked every day of the festival.. Jean Black, Tony Miller, Cathy Aynsley, Marie Miller and Sue Lancaster.. This group walked every day of the Villages, Castles, Bastles and Loughs walks, a total of 53 (ish) miles!.. Autumn 2013 walks.. Things you need to know..

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  • Title: Autumn 2013
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  • Title: Things to do
    Descriptive info: There are a lot of fascinating places to visit when you are in the area.. You may wish to have a day off from walking.. Here are some of the places you could go to or things you might like to do.. Autumn Festival 2013.. Sunday 13.. October Pop-Up Green Cinema in Haltwhistle.. Free films all day and locally made food to buy.. For more information visit the.. South Tyne Sustainability website.. Hadrian Wall Farmers’ Market at Greenhead.. October 13.. 2013.. On the second Sunday of every month from 10 am to 2 pm.. This has to be one of the best farmers’ markets you could ever have the pleasure of visiting.. The produce is excellent and you  ...   the area this autumn.. There are two forays on Sunday 6th October, and again on Sunday 20th October 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm.. All are at Allen Banks and priced at 5 per adult and 2.. 50 per child.. Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum.. Not far from Haltwhistle are 2 sites owned by the Vindolanda Charitable Trust.. More information.. English Heritage.. There are a number of properties managed by English Heritage in the area.. Here are just 3:.. Birdoswald Roman Fort.. Chesters Roman Fort and Museum.. Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens.. National Trust.. Allen Banks and Staward Gorge.. often feature in festival walks.. If you want to venture further afield, try.. Wallington.. or Cragside.. Things to do in the area..

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  • Title: Contacts
    Descriptive info: Contacts.. For queries about walks.. contact Haltwhistle Walking Festival Ltd.. 01434 322025.. (Please leave message on the.. answerphone if there is no answer).. Email: haltywalkfest@btinternet.. 2, Tyne View,.. Haltwhistle,.. Northumberland,.. NE49 9HZ.. For comments, or problems with this web site.. contact site administrator Marj Baillie on haltywalkfest@btinternet.. Bookings.. Full details of the walks are on the.. Walks page.. All bookings are via our booking agent,.. Bradsons.. Please be sure to read the.. before you make your booking..

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  • Title: Links
    Descriptive info: The Haltwhistle Burn project.. Hadriana’s Treasures.. Blog from Hadrian’s Wall Country.. Haltwhistle Partnership.. Northumberland National Park.. North Pennines AONB.. Hadrian’s Wall Heritage.. Kielder Water and Forest Park.. North East England Tourism.. Northumberland Tourist Association.. Information Britain.. Long Distance Walkers Association.. (LDWA).. Walk4Life.. North of Tyne Search and Rescue Team.. National Three Peaks Challenge.. Berwick Walking Festival.. 5.. - 7.. April 2014.. North Pennines Walking Festival.. 28.. September to 6.. October 2013.. (for booking your walks).. Links..

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  • Title: Walk Photos
    Descriptive info: Photographs from our Spring Walking Festival.. Slideshows start when you click on the start triangle which becomes visible on the top photo as you move your mouse over it.. There is an information panel at the top which also appears with mouse movement and you can change the speed of the show.. The underlined titles below have a slideshow linked to them.. The others are waiting for photographs to be sent in.. Reivers’ Rally at the Kielder Stane.. Stonehaugh to Haltwhistle  ...   (Housesteads to Haltwhistle).. Bat Walk.. Postman’s Knock.. The Queen Mother and Dicky of Kingswood.. Dirt Pot Circular.. Walking in the Irthing Valley.. Sketching Walk.. Greenhead Circular via Walltown.. Geltsdale Bird Walk.. Spring Lambs and Farmhouse Tea.. Low Row Circular.. Talkin Fell and Standing Stones.. War, Peace and Reconciliation.. “Where it all started”.. Real Ale Walk.. Singing Walk.. Reivers’ March Day One.. New Paths to Old Roads.. Reivers’ March Day Two.. Linnshield Waterfall in Spring.. Reivers’ March Day Three.. Between Wall and Forest..

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  • Title: Photos Autumn 2013
    Descriptive info: Walkers on the Kellah Moor Walk, fondly called Killer Moor by some of our volunteers.. This group of hardy walkers had no problem with the challenging terrain.. Here are photos from various walks in the Autumn 2013 Walking Festival.. Click on the underlined name of a walk to see the photos.. There is a white triangle at the top right of the first page of every album.. Click on this and the slideshow will start.. You may also advance the photos by clicking on the arrows.. If you have photos from the festival, we would love to see them.. Please contact Marj on haltywalkfest@btinternet.. com and she will arrange with you the best way to send them in.. Villages, Castles, Bastles and Loughs, Day One.. - Acomb to Manor House.. These friendly alpacas at  ...   in Time, Day Two - Walltown to Haltwhistle.. Kellah Moor.. Flues and Views.. The Grey Nag.. Sewingshields Circular.. Oh Deer.. Haltwhistle to Allenbanks.. Lambley Viaduct in Autumn.. Jolly Drovers.. A Taste of the North Pennines.. North and South of the Wall.. Romans’ Eye View of the Wall.. Burns Galore.. Villages, Castles, Bastles and Loughs, Day Three.. - Charlton to Leadgate.. Elks Head Round.. Villages, Castles, Bastles and Loughs, Day Four.. - Leadgate to Haltwhistle.. Fungal Hunters.. (Plus a full list of all the fungi identified on the walk may be seen by clicking.. ).. Haltwhistle Circular.. via the North Wood.. Most people on the Flues and Views Walk had lunch at Langley Garden Station.. One couple treated themselves to afternoon tea!.. Tree seen on Lambley Viaduct Walk.. Walkers on the Views and Flues walk..

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  • Title: Autumn 2013 walks
    Descriptive info: Hadrian.. Sandwiches.. Suppliers of fresh sandwiches.. using local produce.. Walking groups catered for.. providing packed lunches,.. buffets, outside catering available.. Enquiries to Karen.. Telephone.. 01434 344337.. Mobile.. 0771358423.. Twice Brewed Inn.. Military Road,.. Bardon Mill, NE47 7AN.. Situated close to all main Roman sites.. 3 star accommodation.. Some en suite.. Home cooked meals served all day,.. In CAMRA Good Beer Guide.. Ground floor wheelchair access.. Tel: 01434 344534.. Email:.. info@twicebrewedinn.. co.. uk.. Web:.. www.. twicebrewedinn.. Read about Walking for Health walks in Northumberland by clicking.. Saturday 5.. October.. 1.. Villages, Castles, Bastles Loughs - Day 1.. Acomb to Manor House.. We have chosen a new area for most of this 4 day walk starting north of Hexham in the village of Acomb.. We travel north up to and over Hadrian’s Wall to meet the River North Tyne, following the route of the river on and off for the first half today.. There are well marked trails on footpaths, tracks and country roads.. ,.. passing by and through lovely villages.. Meet:.. Haltwhistle Market Place GR NY707641 at 8.. 20am.. Coach leaves for Acomb at 8.. 30am.. Return by coach from Manor House.. Distance:.. 13.. 5 miles (all day).. Grade:.. Moderate plus.. Walk Fee:.. 10 or pay for all 4 walks for 32.. Bring:.. packed lunch.. Leader:.. Alistair Lishman.. Fully booked.. October.. 2.. A walk back in time - Day 1.. Birdoswald to Walltown.. Starting at the Roman fort at Birdoswald we walk the Hadrian’s Wall Trail and see other evidence of the Roman occupation.. We pass a bridge built to cross a river, but where has the river gone? We then move forward in time and visit a Victorian Spa Hotel where the residents took the waters and Sir Walter Scott dallied with a lady! Another leap forward takes us to the Second World War, when the hotel served as a temporary Maternity Hospital.. After walking through the woodland we cross fields to reach Hadrian’s Wall Trail again.. The next step takes us back to the 14th Century with the remains of Thirlwall castle.. After leaving this, we are now back to current time visiting the village of Greenhead, before making our way to Walltown.. Haltwhistle Market Place GR NY707641 at 10.. Coach leaves for Birdoswald at 10.. Return by coach from Walltown.. 8 miles (5 hours).. Moderate.. 10.. Leader:.. Brian Walters.. Sunday 6.. 3.. Villages, Castles, Bastles Loughs - Day 2.. Manor House to Charlton.. Starting where we finished yesterday, we walk further north, here and there following the route of the River North Tyne.. The terrain will be very much like yesterday, with fields, footpaths and country roads and we pass through the very varied villages of Wark, Birtley and Redesmouth.. The Countess Park Wood is towards the end of the route.. Meet.. : Haltwhistle Market Place GR NY707641 at 8.. Coach leaves for Manor House at 8.. Return by coach from Charlton.. 12.. Walk Fee.. : 10.. packed lunch.. Harry Kay.. 4.. A walk back in Time - Day2.. Walltown to Haltwhistle.. We return to Walltown and Hadrian’s Wall Trail to pass Walltown Crags formed long before the Romans came! After leaving the Trail.. we take a track passing farms and fields before once again going back in time to see the site of a Roman fort at Aesica.. We also visit Cawfields quarry and the 19.. century workings.. The return to Haltwhistle is by the side of the Burn, now a tranquil place belying its noisy industrial past.. Meet:.. Coach leaves for Walltown at 10.. 7.. 5 miles (5 hours).. Grade:.. 8.. Monday 7.. Kellah Moor.. Greenhead to Haltwhistle.. Walking on the Pennine Way is never easy, especially crossing the Kellah Moor on Open Access land, but it is well worth it.. The walk ends on gentler footpaths and tracks.. back towards the river and Haltwhistle.. When Haltwhistle Walkers did this walk in July, the moorland was uncharacteristically dry; this is unlikely to be the case in October! Make sure your boots are waterproof and come and enjoy the walk.. Haltwhistle Market Place GR NY707641 at 9.. Coach to Greenhead leaves at 9.. 10 miles (all day) Grade: Moderate plus.. Tony Miller.. 6.. Flues and Views.. (Haydon Bridge Circular via Langley Garden Station).. The walk is initially south-west passing the childhood home of the world famous Victorian artist, John Martin.. We then climb through farmland to Deanraw and the village of Langley.. Here we stop for lunch at the wonderfully quirky Garden Station on the disused Hexham to Allendale railway and look at the industrial archaeological remains of the old lead and earthenware producers.. We follow the flues up to the restored landmark chimney at Stublick, returning to Haydon Bridge via Humbleton and the Langley Burn gorge at Spring Wood.. There are great views over the South Tyne Valley to Hadrian s Wall and fascinating local history.. Sold out with waiting list.. The Bridge Library, Church Street, Haydon Bridge NE47 6JQ (NY842644) at 10.. Parking is in the Station Yard or considerately in the street.. 5miles (4 hours).. 6.. Food:.. Teas, coffees, excellent light lunches and cakes are available at.. ‘The Garden Station’.. or bring your own packed lunch.. Henry Swaddle.. Tuesday 8.. (Slaggyford to Alston).. This walk starts on roads  ...   so that we can take in wide views of the landscape and understand how the geology of the area influenced the Romans.. The route includes Steel Rigg, Long Side, Castle Nick, Crindledyke limekiln, the trig point on Barcombe Fell and Chesterholm.. There will be a good view of Vindolanda Roman site.. The route is mainly on paths and tracks with some road walking.. Richard Holmes is a great interpreter of the landscape and his walks are very popular.. The route is mainly straightforward but there are two steeper ascents.. Meet.. Tourist Information Centre, Once Brewed GR NY 752668 at 10am.. 5 miles (6 hours).. 10.. 16.. Burns Galore’.. Greenhead Circular.. The return of a popular Greenhead circular walk, taking in a little of the Hadrian’s Wall Trail before turning off and joining pretty tracks and footpaths over fields and burns.. Greenhead Church (GR NY660653) at 10.. 5 miles (4-5 hours).. Grade.. : Moderate.. Cliff Wood.. Back to top.. Saturday 12.. 17.. Villages, Castles Bastles and Loughs Day 3.. (Charlton to Leadgate).. Returning to our 4 day walk.. we start at Charlton by a dismantled railway.. The terrain now changes significantly and we make our way over open access land passing the remains of Dally Castle.. We cross open moorland and forestry land before joining tracks and footpaths through farmland and our finish point for today.. Coach leaves for Charlton at 8.. Return coach from Leadgate.. 12 miles (all day).. Marie Miller.. Now fully booked but places remain on all other 3 days of this walk.. 18.. Crossing the Blueback Bridge there is a woodland climb to Bearsbridge, from where there should be lovely views of Whitfield and the West Allen.. We then cross fields to Oakpool to meet the East Allen, and follow a short stretch of the Isaac’s Tea Trail.. The route goes over Keenley Fell back to the start point.. 10 am at Car park next to Elks Head Inn GR NY 781570.. 7 miles (4-5 hours) Grade: Moderate.. 19.. Villages, Castles Bastles.. and Loughs - Day 4.. (.. Leadgate to Haltwhistle).. The final day of this walk has arrived and we are back to tracks we know and have followed in the past.. After a short time on forest tracks we join an open access area of the Northumberland National Park.. We pass between three beautiful Loughs before joining the world famous Hadrian’s Wall Trail and make our way back to Haltwhistle.. Coach leaves for Leadgate at 8.. 14 miles (all day).. 20.. Fungal Hunters’ with Gordon Beakes.. We are going a little farther afield to find fungi in this festival.. The Gelt Wood is very beautiful at any time of year and we hope to find a wide range of fungi growing in this habitat.. The walk will proceed at a slow pace with plenty of stops to discuss our finds.. Gordon Beakes is a regular expert leader for our autumn festivals which will tell you that his walks are very popular and always a sell-out.. Early booking is recommended.. 30am at Geltsdale carpark GR NY519591.. Distance: 5.. miles approximately (distance will depend on how many fungi we find).. (5 hours).. packed lunch, basket for mushrooms if you wish to collect some for cooking.. 21.. (via North Wood).. This is a walk from Haltwhistle through the beautiful North Wood.. The Walking Festival has provided funding for the National Trust to improve an eroded footpath here.. We climb up to Featherstone and join the South Tyne Trail for a short distance before taking footpaths and tracks back to Haltwhistle passing the remains of Throstle Hall.. This is a pretty walk with some steep ascents which we will take steadily.. Haltwhistle Market Place GR NY707641 at 11.. 5 miles (4-5 hours).. John Johnson.. Date.. No.. Walk name.. Length.. Cost.. 5th.. Villages, Castles, Bastles and Loughs.. (Day 1 - Acomb to Manor House).. M Plus.. 5m.. A Walk Back in Time.. (Day 1 - Birdoswald to Walltown).. M.. 8m.. 6th.. (Day 2 Manor House to Charlton).. (Day 2 - Walltown to Haltwhistle).. 7th.. (Greenhead to Haltwhistle).. M plus.. 10m.. 8th.. (Slaggyford to Alston).. S.. Upgraded to Moderate Plus.. 9th.. M+/S.. 13m.. “Oh Deer!”.. M+.. 6m.. 10th.. 12m.. 11th.. (Haltwhistle Circular via Longsike).. Roman’s Eye View of the Wall.. Geology walk with Richard Holmes.. (Greenhead Circular).. 12th.. (Day 3 Charlton to Leadgate).. 7m.. 13th.. (Day 4 - Leadgate to Haltwhistle).. 14m.. Fungal Hunters with Gordon Beakes.. 5m.. (Via the North Wood).. Full details of walks for the Haltwhistle Autumn Walking Festival 2013.. October 5.. - 13th.. The Autumn 2013 Walking Festival is over.. The names and details of walks have been left here in case you want to refer back to them, or to see the sort of walks we do.. The Spring 2014 programme will be published in January, when booking opens.. If you are on the email list, you will receive a message to tell you when booking starts.. The Spring programme includes the whole of the Isaac’s Tea Trail, over the May Bank Holiday weekend.. There will be a 2 day shorter walk, “Calling All Stations” over the first weekend.. Other walks: Cold Fell, Cross Fell, North of Brocolitia, Birds, Tea walks (both long and short), Singing, Real Ale and many more..

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  • Title: Things you need to know
    Descriptive info: How to join a walk.. All walks must be pre-booked and numbers are limited.. We use a booking agent, Bradsons, for all bookings.. Walks and other events can be booked directly via a web link to Bradsons.. We hope you will find this a simple and efficient way to book your walks.. If you would prefer not to book online, you may book by telephoning Bradsons using a credit or debit card.. You may also pay by cheque: ‘phone Bradsons first to make your booking and then send the cheque to them.. Which walk is for me?.. The walk grades are described below.. Please check the mileage for each walk and be sure that it is within your own capabilities.. Although the walk leaders will do their best to set a pace to suit everyone, it is important to be sure you are fit for the walks you choose.. What should I wear?.. We recommend that all walkers wear comfortable and supportive footwear.. In practice this nearly always means walking boots with good ankle support.. Please also remember suitable clothing such as waterproofs and sunhats.. Waterproofs are essential on ALL walks.. Please be aware that if there has been rainfall some routes may be muddy and gaiters can provide good protection.. A day pack for packed lunch, drinks and extra clothing is recommended.. Walk leaders reserve the right to refuse to take anyone on the walk if they are not adequately equipped.. This is particularly important on the longer more strenuous walks, where there are unlikely to be “escape points” where walks can be shortened.. Walk Grades.. Please read the detailed instructions for each walk,  ...   Moderate to brisk pace.. Do I need to bring anything?.. Some walks will indicate that you need to bring a packed lunch.. It is very important to bring plenty to drink.. If you use medication (e.. g.. for asthma) please don’t forget to bring it with you.. You may also like to bring a camera to capture the wonderful views along your walk.. You may need sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, gloves, etc.. Which walks can children do?.. Children over the age of 7 are also welcome on the easy and moderate walks if they are accompanied by a responsible adult.. They must wear appropriate clothes and footwear.. Are dogs allowed?.. The presence of a dog can scatter livestock and cause distress, therefore we cannot allow dogs to be taken on any of the walks.. We regret any disappointment that this may cause.. Dietary requirements.. Food is provided on some walks.. It you have any special dietary requirements, please phone 01434 322025 (or tell the staff at Bradsons when booking).. Transport.. If it is possible, we arrange for the starting points of walks to be accessible by public transport.. Sometimes this is not practical.. If you want to come on a walk and have no transport to the starting point, please contact us and we will see if we can arrange a lift for you.. Cancellations.. We regret that we are unable to provide a refund if you have to cancel a walk.. We will provide refunds for any walks or activities that we have to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances.. (Be reassured, this is a very rare event.. ).. Back to Autumn 2013 walks page..

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  • Title: Walkdetails
    Descriptive info: Saturday 6.. “A Long Way Round” - Day 1 – Haltwhistle to Banks.. Day 1 finds us making our way from Haltwhistle to Hadrian’s Wall at Cawfields Quarry.. We then walk along the Hadrian’s Wall Trail, passing Walltown, Gilsland and Birdoswald before arriving at the small hamlet of Banks.. There are lovely views along the route and a few ascents and descents.. Haltwhistle Market Place GR NY707641 at 0930.. Coach from Banks back to Haltwhistle.. 12½ miles (6-7 hours).. Moderate +.. Fee:.. 8.. Packed lunch.. Saturday 6th October.. Gorges, Ghosts, Flames and Fortunes (Gilsland Circular).. This walk starts in the spa village of Gilsland.. After a short section on the Hadrian’s Wall Trail we walk by the river Irthing to the Gilsland Spa Hotel (of War Babies Sir Walter Scott fame) and on to the magnificent Crammel Linn Waterfall.. Gilsland old station car park at 1000 GR: NY 636 663.. Fee:.. Jennifer Goff.. Sunday 7.. “A Long Way Round” - Day 2 – Banks to Cumrew.. From Banks we follow minor roads and public footpaths passing through Lanercost, skirting the busy town of Brampton, making our way towards Castle Carrock.. We should enjoy great views of the North Pennines finishing our second day at Cumrew.. Haltwhistle Market Place GR NY707641 at 0850.. Coach to Banks leaves at 0900.. Return by coach from Cumrew.. 12 miles (6 hours).. Moderate +.. Roman Pile and Black Forest Honeymoon.. We walk on the Pennine way over Gilderdale to the Roman Fort at Whitley Castle.. The route goes down to the bottom of the valley over the wide South Tyne river at Kirkhaugh Bridge, and returns on the eastern side of the valley with great views and a riverside walk.. Alston railway station car park at 1000.. GR: NY 716 467.. 7miles (4 hours).. Monday 8.. Autumn colours over the Viaduct.. A return of the popular Autumn walk where we will hopefully see wonderful views as the woodland changes colour.. The Lambley Viaduct will provide an always popular lunch stop, before we return to Haltwhistle via paths on and off the South Tyne Trail.. Haltwhistle Market Place GR NY707641 at 1000.. 10 miles.. Around Broomlee Lough (Housesteads Circular).. This is a circular walk with many attractive features, including parts of the Pennine Way and the Hadrian’s Wall trail.. We pass by the Trail’s second highest point, from which six loughs may be seen.. The terrain is varied with some moorland, upland pasture, isolated hill farms, hidden valleys and much photographed, iconic crags.. After the end of the walk, those who wish might stay on to visit the newly refurbished Housesteads Fort museum and visitor centre (English Heritage and National Trust).. Housesteads car park at 1100 (car park fee payable) GR: NY 793 684.. 7 miles (4 Hours).. Tuesday 9.. “Over the Hill and Far Away” – Low Row to Haltwhistle.. From Low Row, first 1½ miles of this route rises steadily from about 500 to 800 feet.. We pass quiet hill farms set in an interesting landscape of humps and hollows.. After upland pastures and a section of woodland, we cross some rough moorland.. This can be boggy, but the views are great.. We cross the Pennine way before dropping down to the South Tyne valley near Featherstone Castle and walk back to Haltwhistle.. Meet: Haltwhistle Market Place GR NY707641 at 0920.. Coach for Low Row leaves 0930.. 11 miles (5-6 hours).. Ian Walton.. Geltsdale Round.. From the small village of Hallbankgate we make our way to the beautiful Tindale Tarn where we should hopefully see the resident black swan and other water birds.. We circle the tarn passing the Geltsdale RSPB Information Centre which we should have time to visit.. We return to Hallbankgate via an old dismantled railway, and farm tracks.. Hallbankgate Village at 1000.. Please park tidily in the main village street.. Walk starts from village green.. GR: NY 580 596.. 7 miles (4 hours).. Pat Johnston.. Wednesday 10.. Issac’s Tea Trail.. This section of the famous 37 mile trail, which follows in the footsteps of Isaac Holden, the itinerant tea seller, starts just outside Nenthead.. It passes through Coalcleugh, in what was lead mining country, then over moorland.. The latter part of the walk follows the River Allen all the way to Allendale Town.. Allendale Market Place at 0920.. Coach to Nenthead leaves at 0930..  ...   a stiff climb through fields to the ‘Tofts’ and head west to the settlements of Chesterwood with its former bastle houses.. We pass a number of farms keeping well above the busy road and rail routes with the valley bottom below.. We pass through Henshaw with one of the few ‘open’ village greens in the county, before starting a steady climb up to Hollin Crags and on to Haltwhistle.. Haltwhistle Market Place GR NY707641 at 0850 for coach to Haydon Bridge at 0900.. Moderate+.. David Cadwgan.. 14.. A Most Uncommon Common – Bardon Mill circular.. We walk across the heather, fern and rock common to the magnificent views from historical Barcombe Hill.. Then we walk down to the Roman Fort of Vindolanda and along the secluded wooded valley of Chainley Burn to return to Bardon Mill.. Bardon Mill Pottery car park (by kind permission of the owners) at 1000.. GR: NY 778 646.. 6 miles.. Saturday 13.. 15.. “A Long Way Round” - Day 3 - Cumrew to Slaggyford.. We start Day 3 of this great walk where we finished last Sunday.. From Cumrew we tramp over open access land, crossing Croglin Fell and Knarsdale Common, making our way to the pretty village of Slaggyford.. This route crosses streams and there are no bridges.. It cannot be attempted if the streams are in spate, in which case an alternative route in the same area will be followed.. Coach leaves for Cumrew at 0900.. Return by coach from Slaggyford.. Between Two Valleys.. This walk circles the angle between the valleys and rivers of the East Allen and the West Allen, before they merge to join the South Tyne.. The route briefly rises above the riverside and its flanking woods to make a leisurely circuit with great views by quiet paths, lanes and farms, wooded denes and a truly pastoral autumn scene.. The downhill finish to a popular local watering hole rounds off a good day out.. Car park adjacent to Elks Head at 10am GR: NY 781 570.. 7½ miles.. Fungal Foray – with Gordon Beakes.. Gordon Beakes of Newcastle University returns for another of his very popular fungi walks.. This year Gordon will lead a walk in the South Tyne Valley.. It includes both conifer and birch woodlands before dropping down to the Langley viaduct and eventually returns by the South Tyne Trail.. Gordon says, “This is a nice walk and quite good for fungi – but people do need to be warned about the very soggy nature of the return route that definitely requires stout boots.. Also the footpath up through birch woodland is not for faint hearted – as it is rather steep – although there is a support wire for some of the way.. It is a fairly good challenge for those who like a good walk as well as collecting mushrooms.. ”.. Packed lunch and basket for mushrooms if you wish.. Julie Harrison.. This route is almost identical to the Geology Walk and provides the rare opportunity to see the same landscape through the eyes of two different experts.. Social Evening at the Comrades Club.. This is the ever popular social evening when we get together to relax just before the end of the festival.. There will be local entertainment from Stephen Fry and Pete Stenhouse with their mix of Geordie songs and humour.. It goes without saying that the buffet supper will be excellent!.. 7pm at the Comrades of the Great War Social Club, 2, Central Place, Haltwhistle, NE49 0DF.. Sunday 14.. “A Long Way Round” Day 4 – Slaggyford to Haltwhistle.. Our final day starts in Slaggyford.. We join the Pennine Way for a short while, before crossing over Lambley Common en route for Haltwhistle.. The views in the valley never fail to delight walkers.. We walk mainly on farm tracks, public footpaths and minor roads.. Haltwhistle Market Place GR NY707641 at 0850 for coach to Slaggyford at 0900.. Linnshield Waterfall in Autumn.. This linear walk starts at Coanwood.. We will visit the remote and atmospheric Quaker Chapel, normally beyond the range of the shorter walks.. Our return via Linnshield waterfall and Broomhouse Common makes this a pleasant and relaxing end to the Festival week.. 50 for coach departure 1100.. 7 miles.. If you wish to print off the walks you can do so by opening.. this file..

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