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Haltwhistle Walking Festival

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The Smith

(Haltwhistle and District)

Charitable Trust

Haltwhistle Walking Festival


April 28th to May 7th

There is less than one week left before the festival begins. Several walks are fully booked, but there are still places on most walks. We have opened waiting lists where walks are full. People often have to drop out nearer to the festival, so do contact Maureen Hart on 01434 322025 to put your name on the list of a walk you would like to do.

You can see the full programme here. Follow this link for booking details.

Please note that the grade for Walk 1 (The River Tees and its Forces) is now Strenuous Plus and for Walk 15 (Knarsdale and South Tynedale) is Moderate Plus.

The weather: this has been a very wet winter/early spring and a lot of land is wet and boggy. The volunteer teams who organise the walks have been out checking all the routes. In some cases, minor changes have been made because of the conditions. The forecast now is for better weather, but we suggest that you come prepared with full waterproofs and consider the use of gaiters and walking poles. Snorkels are not required!

If you have booked a walk or walks, you will receive final detailed instructions next week. Please be sure to read these through and then everyone will be in the right place at the right time for the right walks!

Evening Events

Wednesday 2nd May An Evening with author Richard Smyth

“A Sweet Wild Note” - What we hear when the birds sing”

Haltwhistle Library, starts at 7.30pm. £4 on the door

Friday 4th May Social Evening

Don’t forget to book for our wonderful social evening, held at the Comrades’ Club in Haltwhistle. Good food, good company and a fun quiz.

£12 - it’s a highlight of the festival every time!

Spring Festival 2018

April 28th - May 7th

Autumn Festival 2018

September 29th - October 7th

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