Making A Difference
Many of you will have seen David Attenborough’s new series, Wild Isles, which focuses on the stunning wildlife to be found in the British Isles. He also made an impassioned plea for us all to do more to halt the decline in numbers of our native species.
Following on from this programme, our local BBC Look North, broadcasted an item on the work being carried out at the Geltsdale Nature Reserve, managed by the RSPB. They are making a huge difference by “rewilding a remote and ruggedly beautiful corner of the North Pennines”.
By coincidence, this is where our Festival Walk, Cumbria Rocks begins! Join us to explore this little known part of Cumbria and learn more about the quarrying which took place here over the centuries which helped create the landscape we see today.
To find out more about the work being done at the Nature Reserve, check out their website:
To see the walk description and book, click here
AGE UK ACTIVITIES
For the more mature of us, Age UK North Tyneside is offering a range of pursuits to keep us active. Perhaps you are not able to walk as far as you once did, are recovering from an illness or injury or just want to have a go at something different? There is plenty on offer from Walking Football, Zumba and Line Dancing to Tai Chi, Gentle Exercise and Pilates.
For more information, check out the website:
A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
If 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! (https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/yha-the-sill-at-hadrians-wall).
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 (https://www.yha.org.uk/festival-of-walking/social-walks) 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.
Successful Lottery Bid!
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!