Food For Thought
Welcome to our new Festival sponsor
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
AN EXTREMELY SAD LOSS
It with great sadness that we have to report the passing of Nigel Baynes of Baynes Travel.
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.
Isaac Holden & The Tea Trail
Our three-day adventure this year is along Isaac’s Tea Trail but who, exactly, was Isaac?
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
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April 2022
This two-day Festival opener is based on the former Haltwhistle Challenge. The event was originally held in 2008 and was a circular, 24+ mile route which began and finished in the Market Place. Participants were issued with a map, grid references and a general guide to the route but they had to navigate their own way around the course. They were challenged to finish the event in 10 hours.
Don’t worry! To make the challenge less intimidating, the current 26-mile route has been split into two 13-mile stretches which will be led at a comfortable pace by experienced walking teams. A bus will bring everyone back to Haltwhistle from Greenhead on Day 1 and will return us to Greenhead on Day 2 so that we can resume and complete our adventure.
There is no need to book time from work as the Round takes place over a weekend.
If this sounds like the challenge for you, book your place now. Remember, you can book for both days or either day.
See you there!