Walking in Northumberland
Hadrian's Wall Country is a walker's paradise!
The scenery is stunning and immensely varied, there are routes for all abilities, and the history, sights and facilities on the way are superb.
Follow in the footsteps of the Roman patrols alongside the famous Wall using the Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail. This 84 mile (135 km) trail provides a continuous path from Wallsend on the River Tyne to Bowness on Solway in Cumbria. The trail provides access to some of the best sections of the Wall remains, whilst taking advantage of the rich variety of public paths that exist already. The National Trail website provides a massive amount of information for all trail walkers.
However, if hardy long distance walking is not quite your thing, there are many more walks - well over 100 - to help you explore all aspects of this World Heritage Site. You can explore the city centres of Carlisle, Newcastle and Gateshead, and discover the industrial heritage, historic sites, churches and castles of Northumberland.
Delightful countryside walks will help you explore Northumberland National Park or, farther west, lead you to ancient forts, ports and nature reserves. Many of the shorter walks take in a pub or a tearoom, so you can break your activity with a good lunch or delicious home baking!
Haltwhistle Walking Festival 2012 Spring dates from Apr 28th thru to 26 mi le Haltwhistle Challenge lasting approx 11hrs a series of easy to streneous walks through the Wall forts & Valleys of Northumberland.Autumn dates From Oct 6th thru to Oct 14th.Please check out haltwhistlewalkingfestival.org ,for a detailed itinery.