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YHA LogoIf your idea of a stay in a Youth Hostel is of an uncomfy bunk in a dilapidated hut, just check out the YHA accommodation at The Sill! (
There are 4 more hostels in Northumberland and others in various locations around the UK, all offering a range of accommodation. A great way to experience a different area of the country, particularly if you are on a budget.
The YHA Festival of Walking ( aims to offer a “supported and safe place to get involved with walking, meet other walkers and build confidence walking in rural locations.”
This reflects the goals HWF had in mind when it began all those years ago and continues to promote. We are delighted to support this YHA initiative as we work together to make walking accessible to as many people as possible.

Check out what the YHA has on offer and don’t forget our walks around Allendale and Haltwhistle on 1st and 2nd October.


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


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.

haltwhistle leisure centre

Please click on the advert to find out more.