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Walk 23: Birds in Hadrian’s Wall Country (Special Interest Walk) Saturday 29th April 2023
This walk is accessible for those staying in Haltwhistle without a car as it begins and ends in the Market Place.
By train to Haltwhistle: (www.northernrailway.co.uk)
By bus to Haltwhistle: (www.stagecoachbus.com)
With ready access to rivers and burns, woodland and fell, Hadrian’s Wall Country is ideally located to attract a wide variety of birdlife. You don't need much to enjoy birds, just your eyes, ears, and a pair of binoculars if you have them. But there is one thing that can make it easier - access to an expert. So, for those who enjoy watching birds but would like to learn more, book a day out with our local birding guide, Nick Leeming. A keen birdwatcher, Nick has lived in Haltwhistle for many years. His bird walks in the Spring Festival are legendary. Early booking is strongly advised.
The walk will start in Haltwhistle Market Place and follows a route down to the river South Tyne. A good number of birds may be spotted whilst still in the town, but the intention is also to visit a range of different habitats including woodland, farmland, and moorland. The actual route will depend on the weather and the birds. Please do not wear bright clothing; the birds do not like it!
Please note: this walk is for watching birds, not photography.
Distance: Approx 5.5 miles Grade: 1+, Easy+ Ascent: 540 feet
Meet: 10:00 at Haltwhistle Market Place (GR: NY708640)
Parking: There is a large car park beside Sainsbury’s, off Fair Hill.
Fee: £15 Places: 12
Bring: Packed lunch; warm clothes for standing and listening; binoculars (optional)
Please remember to read the THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW before booking.