The Haltwhistle Spring Walking Festival will run from April 28 to May 7, taking in walks of varying length and difficulty.
The event takes place in the spring and autumn and has been a phenomenal success in recent years. It offers all walkers from novice to experienced an opportunity to enjoy companionship, organised walks, dramatic landscape, exercise and great fun!
Walks include real ale walks, Haydon Bridge, Haltwhistle circulars, loughs and crags, evening and castle walks, woodland and bird walks, a singing walk and many, many more.
Those who have visited Haltwhistle before will be well aware of the absolutely beautiful countryside surrounding the town. It takes in everything from the hills and valleys to the Roman Wall. The town is on a main route and only 35 miles from Newcastle and 21 miles from Carlisle, so it is very easy to access.
Hikes run in length from five to 14 miles. They are graded from easy, moderate to strenuous. It costs £6 per walk. Be sure to bring a packed lunch and if you are a novice walker and need advice on gear contact the festival.
All the full details for the festival will be available by February and this should give those interested more than enough time to make their preparations and their plans ahead of the start on April 28. Follow the festival’s website here: www.haltwhistlewalkingfestival.org, or its Twitter feed @walkhaltwhistle.