Tag: Northumberland walking
Qualified walking guide Patrick Norris’s tackles the complex problem of choosing a rucksack and figuring out what to put in it in his latest column. Packing your back pack is not as straightforward as it may seem if you are walking in the uplands in Britain, where you can sometimes experience weather from all four seasons in one day!
The Haltwhistle Autumn Walking Festival 2012 is expected to be one of the community’s most popular ever, judging by bookings so far. Some walks are still available, so come and join the celebration of the beautiful landscape around Haltwhistle in Hadrian’s Wall Country.
Want to explore nature, the outdoors and spectacular autumn colours, then be sure to take part in the National Trust’s Great British Walk events, featuring some great walks at properties across the North East of England.
A series of Voluntary Ranger free guided walks has been introduced by Northumberland National Park. The walks will give people a chance to explore the beauty and variety of the park. The walks run all the way through summer until September and take in the history, wildlife and landscape of England’s most northerly park.
A gallery of photos taken on a wet afternoon in April on the path from Morpeth to Mitford in Northumberland. The walk is mostly on a country lane, away from roads and for part of the way follows the River Wansbeck, Northumberland. There is one steep climb up some well maintained steps.
The Haltwhistle Challenge will take place on May 19. The challenge starts and finishes in the town of Haltwhistle near Hexham and takes in the stunning landscape around the town. It will take in a section along the Hadrian’s Wall footpath and exposed moorland part of the Pennine Way. The challenge will transverse the Lambley Viaduct before heading on a return route past Featherstone Castle along the South Tyne valley. Walkers must complete the challenge course within 11 hours, meanwhile runners will be hand-timed.
The Haltwhistle Spring Walking Festival is set to begin on April 28 and will include walks around Haydon Bridge, Haltwhistle circulars, loughs and crags. There will also be evening and castle walks, woodland and bird walks. The event takes place in the spring and autumn and has been massively successful in recent years.
Val McDermid has chosen one of the England’s most stunning pieces of coastline as her favourite National Trust walk. The crime writer has selected the section of beach at Low Newton on Embleton Bay in Northumberland as her favourite walk. Now the walk could be in line to take the title of the nation’s most favourite walking route.
A Northumberland outdoor company is planning a new walk for 2012 – The St Cuthbert’s Challenge. Shepherds Walks is offering ramblers the chance to stride across 18 miles of one of the finest long distance paths in Britain. The full length of St Cuthbert’s Way is 62 miles, tarting in Melrose in the Scottish Borders and finishing […]