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Fri 4th May


17. Wear to Tyne - Day 1 (Eastgate to Allenheads)

The Lands of Bishops and Miners

This walk is Day One of a four day walk that covers almost 50 miles between Eastgate in Weardale and Alston. The walk begins in Eastgate village and heads northwards following the Weardale Way along Rookhope Burn then along the route of a disused railway line towards Westgate in Weardale. This path has great views over the Wear valley when there is good visibility. After following a bridleway the open moorland is reached beside an old fluorspar mine at Middlehope and from here we cross the fells to reach the Durham and Northumberland border at the head of Allendale Common. We traverse the county border to Shorngate Cross Currick before descending to our destination in the historic mining village of Allenheads.


Meet at: Haltwhistle Market Place, GR NY 707640, at 08:20am Coach leaves for Eastgate at 08:30am, return coach from Allenheads at the end of the walk.

Distance: 13 miles Grade: Strenuous Ascent: 2088 feet  Descent: 1500 feet

Walk Fee: £13  Bring: packed lunch

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18. Simonburn and beyond

Simonburn is a picture perfect village with a fascinating history. People have lived in the area since prehistoric times. The beautiful stone cottages have been used in a number of TV series. Our circular walk starts in the village then we wind our way uphill to the Hadrian’s Wall Trail via Teckets, Uppertown, Sharpley and Teppermoor Hill. The view north towards the Cheviots is stunning.  On Hadrian’s Wall Trail there are a number of points of interest, including Limestone Corner and Brocolitia Roman Fort. The route takes us north to complete the circle to Simonburn.


Meet: Simonburn Village, GR NY 871735, in the village car park (free) or on the street at 10:00am.

Distance: 8 miles Grade: Moderate Ascent/Descent: 823 feet

Walk Fee: £7  Bring: packed lunch

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19. Singing Walk with Bridie Jackson

Bridie is back with us by popular request to lead another Singing walk. We start at the village of Gilsland which lies on the Northumberland/Cumbria border. We stop to sing at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, before following the road up to the Gilsland Spa Hotel. Many women were evacuated here to give birth during the Second World War. From there we have a scenic, if slightly challenging, walk through the Irthing woods (we might see bluebells!) to join the road close to Wardrew House. Near Irthing House we follow the river back to Gilsland. From there we join the Hadrian’s Wall Trail, to Greencroft, where Amanda Drago will be serving our tea. We then have a short walk back to Gilsland to our cars


Meet at: Gilsland Old Station car park, GR NY 636663, with additional parking behind the Samson Inn, at 12:00 noon.

Distance : 4.5 miles Grade: Moderate Ascent/Descent: 591 feet

Walk Fee: £15 (including tea) Bring: drink and snack (if required), extra layers of clothes for standing and singing

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20.Social Evening

Be sure to book your tickets in time for the very popular social evening. We have sold out in recent festivals. There will be an excellent buffet, with plenty of time to socialise, followed by a quiz devised by Chris Marples. These evenings are always good fun and a chance to share your festival experiences.


Meet at: Comrades Club at 7:00pm

Fee: £12 (includes buffet)

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Haltwhistle Walking Festival


Haltwhistle Spring Walking Festival 2018

April 28th to May 7th

Scroll down or click on walk titles for full details

Date

No

Walk Title

Grade

Length in miles

Cost

Sat

28th

April

1

The River Tees and its Forces

2 places

Strenuous

13

£13

2

Talkin and the Gelt

Moderate

8

£7

3

What did the Romans ever do for us?

Moderate

6

£7

Sun

29th April

4

Three Counties in One Day

Strenuous

11

£7

5

East Allen from River to Fell

Moderate plus

7.5

£7

6

The Complete Railway Experience

5 extra places available

Moderate

5.5

£12

Mon

30th

April

7

Land of the Moss Troopers

Moderate plus

10.5

£7

8

Chipchase, Birtley and Gunnerton

Moderate

8

£7

Tues

1st May

9

Tyne Valley - Eastern Delights

Moderate plus

11.5

£7

10

Juliet's Wood and Devil's Water.

This replaces Warden Hill and Frankham Fell because part of that route is too flooded to walk

Moderate

8

£7

Wed

2nd May

11

The Grey Nag and Gilling Brigg FULLY BOOKED

Strenuous

13

£7

12

Tea Walk

Moderate

6

£12

13

"A Sweet Wild Note" What we hear when the birds sing

Evening talk in association with Northumberland Libraries

Richard Smyth will be talking about his book on bird song. (Note that Richard is leading a walk on Thursday)                                      £4

Thur

3rd May


14

Dilston and Dipton Circular

Strenuous

13

£7

15

Knarsdale and South Tynedale

 Moderate

8

£7

16

Bird Song Walk with Richard Smyth FULLY BOOKED

Moderate

5

£10


Fri

4th May

17

Wear to Tyne - Day One

The Lands of Bishops and Miners

(Eastgate to Allenheads

FULLY BOOKED

Strenuous

13

£13

18

Simonburn and Beyond

Moderate

8

£7

19

Singing Walk with Bridie Jackson

(Gilsland Circular) Includes tea

Moderate

4.5

£15

20

Social Evening

Comrades Club at 7pm Includes buffet and a quiz

£12

Sat

5th

May

21

Wear to Tyne - Day 2

To the Lands of the White Monks

FULLY BOOKED

Strenuous

11.5

£13

22

Above and Along the Nent Valley

Moderate

7.5

£7

Sun 6th May

23

Wear to Tyne - Day 3

The Land of Blaeberries, Rowanberries and Pies

Blanchland to Allendale FULL

Strenuous

11

£13

24

Bowes Lyon Country

Moderate

7

£7

Mon 7th May

25

Wear to Tyne - Day 4

The Lands of Flues, Cleughs and Waterfalls

Allendale to Alston FULLY BOOKED

Strenuous

12.5

£13

26

Spring Woodland Walk

Moderate plus

7

£7


How to Book


All bookings are made through our booking agents, Bradsons. Click on this link to take you to the booking page. Online booking is quick and easy. Please give your mobile ‘phone number because this helps if we need to contact you on the day of the walk.  If you prefer to pay by telephone, then contact Bradsons on 01749 813899 and give your debit/credit card details. We even take cheques!


NB You do not need a password to book, just choose your walks and click on Buy Now to take you to the next page of the process. Bradsons’ website is fully secure when you reach the payment page.


FULLY BOOKED WALKS - If a walk is fully booked, you can put your name on a waiting list. Places often become free nearer to the festival. Please ‘phone Maureen Hart on 01434 322025 and she will add your name to the lists.





General Information about walks


The full details of all the walks and events are given below.   We are keen to help you to choose the right walks for you, so please contact us with any questions.  Our walks’ grades are described in detail on the Things you need to know page. Please read the page before you book.


The Special Interest Walks have been highlighted in green.  Expect to have more frequent and longer stops than on the other walks, so bring extra layers of clothing. It is harder to warm up than to cool down!


You will hear about the area and any points of interest on the other walks too.  


Details of ascents and descents are included in the walk details below.


We try to provide accurate descriptions of our walks.  Please remember that a spell of very wet weather before the festival will result in waterlogged land and extra bogginess.  

We reserve the right to alter routes or even cancel a walk if the weather is atrocious. We have not yet cancelled a walk, but have occasionally had to use an easier or shorter route for safety reasons.


Scroll down this page for walk details.


When you book, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions as described on the Things you need to Know page.





Sat 5th May


21. Wear to Tyne Day 2 – (Allenheads to Blanchland)

To the Land of the White Monks

From Allenheads we climb through the lead mining landscape to reach the Carriers Way before joining the East Allen river.  After a short stretch along the river we cross, climbing up the east side of the valley to Broad Way. Initially travelling north, before turning east, we cross the moor at Riddlehamhope to join the Carriers’ Way. Following the ridge we arrive at Keddy’s Edge to start the descent into the picturesque village of Blanchland.


Meet at: Haltwhistle Market Place, GR NY 707640, at 08:20am. Coach leaves for Allenheads at  08:30am  Return coach from Blanchland

Distance: 11.5 miles Grade: Strenuous Ascent: 976 feet Descent: 1498 feet

Walk Fee: £13 Bring: packed lunch

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22. Above and along the Nent Valley

Commencing in the market town of Alston, this stunning circular walk offers panoramic views over the surrounding area. It ascends to moorland subsequently traversing an area of former mining heritage complete with disused mines.  The walk drops down to follow the beautiful river Nent back to Alston providing a tantalising glimpse of Isaac’s Tea trail.


Meet at: Alston Railway Station GR NY 717467, at 10:00am.

Distance: 7.5 miles  Grade: Moderate plus Ascent/Descent: 1207 feet

Walk Fee: £7  Bring: packed lunch

Leader:



Sun 6th May


23. Wear to Tyne - Day 3 (Blanchland to Allendale)

The Lands of blaeberries, rowanberries and pies

From Blanchland the route takes us up to Blanchland Moor, skirting Pennypie Fell. We cross the Carriers’ Way and continue down to the valley near Devils Water, then climb to the remote farm at Harwood Shield. The path goes past Rowantree Cleugh and Hangman Hill with memorable views across the moor. The walk continues to Blaeberry Cleugh. Finally we walk to Stobb Cross  and descend into Allendale.


Meet at: Haltwhistle Market Place, GR NY 707640, at 08:20am. Coach leaves for Blanchland at 08:30am. Return coach from Allendale

Distance: 11 miles  Grade: Strenuous Ascent: 1442 feet Descent: 1482 feet

Walk Fee: £13 Bring: packed lunch

Leader:



24. Bowes Lyon country

From Bardon Mill we walk south over the railway line and cross the footbridge over the river Tyne. Here we are in a nature reserve until we arrive in the picturesque village of Beltingham, with strong links to the Bowes Lyon family. From the village the walk takes us back to the river before we climb south to the beautiful Moralee Tarn. We walk through Allen Banks to cross the river at Plankey Mill and on to Briarwood Farm. Now it is downhill with extensive views across the South Tyne valley before we re-trace our steps across the river.


Meet at: Bardon Mill (Thorngrafton road by the football ground), GR NY 781647, at 10:00am

Distance: 7 miles  Grade: Moderate Ascent/Descent: 929 feet

Walk Fee: £7  Bring: packed lunch

Leader:


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Mon 7th May


25. Wear to Tyne - Day 4 (Allendale to Alston)

The Lands of Flues, Cleughs and Waterfalls

On leaving Allendale we climb up to the lead mining chimneys and across Dryburn Moor. Our walk takes us down to West Allen valley to join a short stretch of Isaac’s tea trail. The route then goes along the Mohope Burn and up onto Mohope Moor, crossing the county boundary into Cumbria. From here we walk downhill before turning west passing an area of disused mines at Blagill. This four day walk in North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), across three counties, ends at the confluence of the River Nent and the River South Tyne at Alston.


Meet at: Haltwhistle Market Place at 08:20am for 08.30 coach to Allendale, return coach from Alston.

Distance: 12.5 miles Grade: Strenuous Ascent: 1862 feet Descent: 1739 feet

Walk Fee: £13 Bring: packed lunch

Leader:


26. Spring Woodland Walk

This is a lovely walk that begins on Hadrian's Wall Trail above the valley of the River Irthing. First we go down to, and then along the river, enjoying the spring woodland before rising to higher ground with great views to the north. Heading east through fields and small villages, we re-join the Irthing and follow it as it twists its way through more woodland and past rocky crags. This section has some steep but short ascents but, if the Spring weather is kind to us, the display of bluebells in the woods will be a wonderful addition to an already beautiful walk. We then rise again to the Hadrian's Wall Trail, with wide views to the south and the hills of the North Pennines, and follow the path back to the end of the walk. 

Meet at: Banks East Turret Car Park, Pike Hill, GR NY 575647, CA8 2BX, at 10:00am. Car park free.

Distance: 7 miles Grade: Moderate plus Ascent/Descent: 883 feet  

Walk Fee: £7 Bring: packed lunch

Leader:

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NB  The descriptions given are correct at the time of publication.  It is sometimes necessary to make changes to routes due to local conditions nearer to the festival. Distances are correct within 10% either way.  

Directions to the starts of walks will be issued by email approximately 2 weeks before the Festival.


If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on haltywalkfest@btinternet.com or by telephone on 01434 322025.





Sat 28th April


1. The River Tees and its Forces

The day commences with a lovely coach journey through the North Pennines from Haltwhistle to the hamlet of Forest-in-Teesdale. Our walk begins with a stroll up the Tees Valley to Merrygill before turning eastwards across open fells to re-join the river beside Low Force waterfall. We now head to the west and follow a section of the Pennine Way which passes above the spectacular High Force waterfall where it tumbles 29 metres over the Whin Sill. After taking in this splendid view we continue along the river and back to Forest-in-Teesdale where our coach awaits us for our return journey to Haltwhistle.


Meet at: Haltwhistle Market Place, GR NY 707640, at 08:20am Coach leaves at 08:30am to Forest in Teesdale. Return coach at the end of the walk.

Distance: 13 miles  Grade: Strenuous  Ascent/Descent: 1501 feet

Walk Fee: £13 Bring: packed lunch

Leader:


2. Talkin & the Gelt

Beginning at the beautiful Talkin Tarn, we walk across tracks and fields to the site of the Capon Tree, where Jacobite rebels were executed after the '45 rising, and on to the valley of the River Gelt. Here the Romans quarried stone leaving inscriptions in the rock face. Leaving the wooded valley, we walk through the Cumbrian countryside beneath Talkin Fell to the attractive village of Talkin before finishing with a pleasant walk around the tarn itself.


Meet at: Talkin Tarn car park, GR NY 543590, at 10:00am. Car park fee £2.25

Distance: 8 miles Grade: Moderate Ascent/Descent: 578 feet

Walk Fee: £7  Bring: packed lunch

Leader:


3. What did the Romans ever do for us?

The preoccupation with our Roman heritage can distract our attention from quite how wonderful a landscape we enjoy in the Haltwhistle area.  No longer. The Northumberland National Park has opened The Sill, the National Landscape Discovery Centre, with a mission to open the public mind to all aspects of the landscape.  Starting from The Sill, we will explore the landscape to the east of The Sill in a circular walk of about 6 miles under the leadership and guidance of David Young.  David is a volunteer leader of walks for both the National Park and the Festival, and also guides visitors around the subtleties of The Sill.

On the walk we will examine the past 500 million years or so of the physical landscape, and a rather shorter time span of human landscape.  We return to The Sill at the end of the walk for a fuller appreciation of the building itself and the many ways in which its design echoes and enhances understanding of its surroundings.


Meet at:  The Sill, GR NY 752668, NE47 7AN, at 10:00am. The Sill is on the B6318 at Once Brewed.  Car parking is charged at £1 per hour up to a maximum of £5. Drivers should anticipate the maximum charge.

Distance: 6 Miles Grade: Moderate  Ascent/descent: 700feet  

Walk Fee: £7 Bring: packed lunch, extra layers of clothes if weather cold (for standing and listening)

Leader:











Sun 29th April


4. Three Counties in One Day

Commencing from the village of Nenthead our walk takes us past a model village then along the Nent valley before climbing steadily up onto the fells. We head towards the place where the three counties of Cumbria, Northumberland and Durham meet. In three short steps you can stand in each one. Moving on towards the Nags Head, we pass Killhope Cross, before visiting the site of three small mysterious stone crosses on the hillside. We then walk on to Deadstones which at 700 metres is the highest point of the walk. From here we descend through areas of old mining works, back to the village of Nenthead.


Meet at: Nenthead car park, GR NY 780436 at 10:00am

Distance: 11 miles  Grade: Strenuous  Ascent/Descent: 1397 feet

Walk Fee: £7  Bring: packed lunch

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5. East Allen from River to Fell.

We walk down the Peth from Allendale and join the path by the river East Allen along Isaac’s Tea Trail until we arrive at Rowantree Stob. This ruined farmhouse is reputed to have been one of the earliest bastles in Allendale. We cross over the river and climb up to Sinderhope, with further evidence of the troubled times of the Border Reivers. The walk continues up East Garrets Hill to join a quiet road with wide views across the valley. From High Scotch Hall the route descends back into Allendale.


Meet at: Allendale Market Place, GR NY 837558, at 10:00am

Distance: 7.5 miles Grade: Moderate plus Ascent/Descent: 1103 feet

Walk Fee: £7 Bring: packed lunch  

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6. The Complete Railway Experience

Hop on a steam train, visit the engine sheds and explore an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. South Tynedale railway, the highest narrow gauge railway in England has just finished a 3 year developmental project. This award winning tourist attraction has now extended the track along the former route of the Haltwhistle to Alston line as far as Slaggyford. The day will be a fascinating exploration of the history of the line, visit to the engine sheds and, of course, a ride on a steam train. We will enjoy a walk along the beautiful South Tyne, passing railway bridges and viaducts and The Church of the Holy Paraclete. The route crosses both river and railway and briefly joins the Pennine Way and Isaac’s Tea Trail. Tea and cake will greet us on our return to Alston with a tour of the engine sheds and a visit and talk at the new Discovery Centre.  MAGIC!


Meet at: at Alston Station, GR NY 717467, CA9 3JB, at 10:30am for train to Slaggyford

Distance: 5.5 miles  Ascent: 850 feet  Descent: 705 feet

Walk Fee: £12 (includes steam train ride, guided tour, talk & slide show, tea /coffee and tray bake) Bring: packed lunch

Leader:



Mon 30th April


7. Lands of the Moss Troopers (Greenhead Circular)

Step into the turbulent history of the Borderlands with this walk north of Hadrian's Wall where the notorious Moss Troupers, renegade soldiers of the Civil War, roamed the wild and inhospitable moors. Visit Thirlwall Castle, a medieval stronghold in this much fought over area, before heading north into the "Debatable Lands". We return to Hadrian's Wall, the border between the Barbarian North and the civilised Roman Empire, following its route along the impressive rock outcrop back to Greenhead.


Meet at: Greenhead Village, GR NY 660653 at 10:00am

Distance: 10.5 miles  Grade: Moderate Plus Ascent/Descent: 949 feet

Walk Fee: £7  Bring: packed lunch

Leader:


8. Chipchase, Birtley and Gunnerton

Walks in the Birtley area are relatively recent newcomers to the festival; walkers enjoy the peaceful countryside and the riverside views, so we have devised another walk for this festival. The start is in Birtley village itself, which stands 700 feet above sea level and commands superb panoramic views over the North Tyne valley, and beyond to the North Pennines, the Wark Forest and northwards to the Cheviots. The walk includes a pretty stretch alongside the River North Tyne, south of Chipchase Castle. This is a private residence, but we have good views of the house and its 14th century pele tower. We also visit Gunnerton, a sleepy hamlet with some interesting history.


Meet: Birtley Village, GR NY 879782, in the main street near the village hall, at 10:00am.

Distance: 8 miles  Grade: Moderate  Ascent/Descent: 645 feet  

Walk Fee: £7  Bring: packed lunch  

Leader:



Tues 1st May


9. Tyne Valley – Eastern Delights

Beginning at the Tyne Riverside Country Park (Prudhoe), this circular walk offers a different perspective of the Tyne Valley. It crosses the Tyne by way of Ovingham Bridge, passing through woods on the north side of the Tyne to descend through Ovington to the banks of the Tyne.  The walk then crosses the river and proceeds through woodland, climbing up to High Mickley to offer glorious views over the Tyne Valley, before descending through woodland back to the starting point.


Meet at: Tyne Riverside Country Park, Low Prudhoe GR NZ 086634 at 10:00am.

Distance: 11.5 miles  Grade: Moderate Plus  Ascent/Descent: 1224 feet

Walk Fee: £7  Bring: packed lunch

Leader:


10.  Juliet’s Wood and Devil’s Water

This walk replaces the Warden Walk because that route partly under water.

We are sure you will like this replacement.

The walk starts in the village of Slaley and heads northwards through fields to Juliet’s Wood Nature Reserve which is managed by the Northumberland Wildlife Trust. The site is an area of ancient semi-natural woodland which attracts many varieties of birds and mammals. We walk west and descend to the Devils Water where we follow a section of Alfred Wainwright’s ‘A Pennine Journey’ route. Turning eastwards we head towards the historic Dukesfield Hall, a cluster of buildings that date back as far as the 17th Century which have historic connections with the lead mining industry. From here we saunter through lovely countryside back to our destination in Slaley village.


Meet at:  Main Street Slaley Village, GR NY974577, near The Rose and Crown  pub, NE47 0AA  at 10:00am

Distance: 8 miles Grade: Moderate Ascent/Descent: 703 feet

Walk Fee: £7 Bring: packed lunch

Leader:




Thurs 3rd May


14. Dilston and Dipton Circular

Starting at the car park in Corbridge, this route follows the river Tyne west to cross the Devil’s Water and past an interesting garden near Dilston. The route then passes to the south of Hexham taking in part of Wainwright’s Pennine Journey. When in the Vale of Nunsbrough, you will no doubt hear about the Jacobite Rising and see where the troops rested. We walk through the delightful expanse of Dipton Woods, before returning via Corbridge station


Meet at: Corbridge Bridge End Car Park, GR NY 988640, at 10:00am

Distance: 13 miles Grade: Strenuous Ascent/Descent: 1327 feet

Walk Fee: £7  Bring: packed lunch

Leader:


15. Knarsdale and South Tynedale

The walk starts in the pretty hamlet of Slaggyford, where the extension of South Tyne Railway line ends. After a short stretch on the South Tyne Trail, we have our only real climb of the walk, up to Hanging Shaw. Then the route steadily descends and crosses the pretty Knar Burn before joining the Pennine Way which runs alongside the South Tyne railway at Lintley. We cross the river at Kirkhaugh, and see the interesting Bavarian style church; then take the delightful path that runs above the river all the way to Williamston, and return to Slaggyford.


Meet at: Slaggyford Station car park GR NY 677524  at 10:00am

Distance: 8 miles Grade: Moderate Ascent/Descent: 1057 feet

Walk Fee: £7 Bring: packed lunch

Leader:


16. Bird song walk with Richard Smyth

Our bird walk this year is a little different. We walk in the area around Whitley Chapel. Our expert is Richard Smyth, who is also giving a talk in Haltwhistle Library on the evening of Wednesday May 2nd.  Richard has written a book called “A Sweet, Wild Note: What We Hear When the Birds Sing”.  As we walk, we concentrate on the birds we hear in the variety of habitats around Whitley Chapel. This promises to be a very special event. Numbers are strictly limited.


Meet: Whitley Chapel, GR NY 927577, in the village at 10:00am.

Distance: 5 miles  Grade: Moderate  Ascent/Descent: 382 feet

Walk Fee: £10  Bring: packed lunch, binoculars, extra layers of clothes for standing and listening.

Leader: John Robinson





Wed 2nd May


11. The Grey Nag and Gilling Brigg

This is a proper Pennines’ fell walk with views in abundance on a clear day. We commence the walk from the village of Slaggyford and within a short distance we are straight onto open access fells. We climb up towards the trig point at the summit of the Grey Nag which at 656 metres is the highest point on the walk. We then traverse across the saddle towards Tom Smith’s Stone and maintain this elevated level and head northwards across the fells to reach Gillingbrigg Gate. From here we begin our descent across Gilling Brigg Fell and Knarsdale Common. From  high above the Knar Burn we meander down the delightful Knars Dale and back into the village of Slaggyford.


Meet at: Slaggyford Railway Station car park, GR NY 677524, at 10:00am

Distance: 13 miles  Grade: Strenuous  Ascent/Descent: 1691 feet

Walk Fee: £7  Bring: packed lunch

Leader:


12. Tea Walk

Back by popular demand is another tea walk. After completing a 6 mile walk around stunning Cumbrian countryside, the ladies of Castle Carrock WI will provide a scrumptious tea in the village’s Watson Hall. The walk commences from the picturesque Castle Carrock village and heads eastwards to meet the Gelt Valley. The path climbs up to higher ground where the views begin to open up and the route then gently meanders downhill to the lovely Talkin Village. From here we make our way through farmland to High Gelt Bridge then back to Castle Carrock for the refreshments.

Please note that this walk is hillier than some previous tea walks. Be sure you can manage the route.


Meet at: Castle Carrock village, outside the Duke of Cumberland pub, GR NY 542553, CA8 9LU at 10:30am.

Distance: 6 miles Grade: Moderate Ascent/Descent: 871 feet

Walk Fee: £12    Bring: Light packed lunch and drink

Leader:


13. Evening Talk in association with Northumberland Libraries

“A Sweet Wild Note – What we hear when the Birds Sing”

 

The first evening event of this festival is a talk by Richard Smyth.  In his book, “A Sweet Wild Note”, he asks the question “what is it that we love about birdsong?”  He explores the many ways in which birdsong has influenced literature, music, science, individuals and communities. It is a fascinating read.

Richard is a multi-talented author, writing about the things that interest him. His books include: “English History Strange but True”, “Bloody English History: Leeds”, “Bum Fodder: An Absorbing History of Toilet Paper” and a number of novels. He also works as a journalist, devises crosswords and sets questions for Mastermind.


Meet: Haltwhistle Library, doors open at 7:00pm. Talk starts at 7:30pm

Please note that this event is organised by the Library service and booking is via Eventbrite. Click here to find the booking link. Tickets are £4 online (no booking fee) or at the door.



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