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Taster Walks

Successful Lottery Bid!Lottery Logo


We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant from The Lottery, Awards for All Fund.
After two fallow years, these most welcome funds will help safeguard the future of our fabulous Festival.
The funds also mean that we are able to deliver a new project for 1st and 2nd October 2022.

Put the dates in your diary. More information will be revealed soon!

Food For Thought

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Proprietors, Donna and Peter, have provided the catering needs of HWF for several years now and have been great at promoting the Festival to walkers visiting their shop.

This year they are offering an exclusive Packed Lunch Deal to all participants of the 2022 Festival.

No need to worry about what to buy in for your lunch, just place an order and let the team at Jethro's do all the hard work!

Convienently situated in the Market Square, all you have to do is pick up your lunch, pop it in your rucksack and away you go.

What's more, you can even order your breakfast. A bacon / sausage butty and a cup of tea / coffee is a great way to start your walking day.

Jethro's also make their own ice cream - why not treat yourself?

Click here to find out more

Fun Fact: The original owners of Jethro's named the shop after their favourite band - Jethro Tull

Nigel Baynes

AN EXTREMELY SAD LOSS

It with great sadness that we have to report the passing of Nigel Baynes of Baynes Travel.
His company has been our coach provider for many years and their service has always been exemplary.

Nigel was known as Mr. Allendale, as he was a major feature in many of Allendale's events and groups. His sudden death has come as a shock to the whole Tynedale community.

We have passed on our sincere condolences and very best wishes to his family and colleagues.
Our thoughts are with all who knew and loved Nigel who was a very popular and well-respected member of the community.
An obituary can be found in the Hexham Courant dated Thursday March 17th.

Isaac Holden & The Tea Trail

Our three-day adventure this year is along Isaac’s Tea Trail but who, exactly, was Isaac?Issac

Isaac Holden (not to be confused with Sir Isaac Holden, Radical Liberal Member of Parliament) was born around 1805 in Mohope into an extremely poor lead mining family. He never went to school and followed into the family tradition until ill health and a decline of the lead mining industry meant he had to find an alternative way of making a living.

He became an itinerant tea seller, delivering his goods in all weathers to mining communities, farms and remote hamlets. He was also a great philanthropist and some of the mementos of his charitable deeds, such as Isaac’s Well and the Wesleyan Chapel in Allendale, can still be seen along the Trail.

Join us over the May Day Holiday weekend to enjoy this beautiful long distance walk and find out more about an amazing man, his legacy and why the respect in which he was held led to a footpath being named after him.

Learn more about Isaac and the trail on: isaacs-tea-trail.co.uk

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