Haltwhistle and the South Tyne Valley.
The weather always seems to be better in the South Tyne valley above Haltwhistle, so if it is a bit dubious for the Wall you may do better here.
Haltwhistle markets itself as the ‘Centre of Britain’ but don’t let that influence you as it is one of our favourite small towns in Northumberland with an industrial heritage. It is a very friendly, welcoming place.http://www.haltwhistle.net/
Haltwhistle Tourist Information Centre always has a lot of information about walks. They do a pack of 22 walks but these don’t seem to be downloadable from the web, so this should be your first port of call when you arrive.http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/defaul ... page=10754
There are some ideas for walks here:http://haltwhistleburn.org/page53.htmlHaltwhistle Burn and Hadrian’s Wall
One of our favourite walks is up Haltwhistle Burn to the military road. This is an easy walk on the line of an old tramway and you can still see the remains of a brick and tile works and a coal mine. This is the walk described as “A Walk through Time” and you can download a pdf with information here:http://haltwhistleburn.org/page534.html
If you want a longer walk this can be combined with “A Lover’s Walk - Haltwhistle Rings 3” which takes you up the burn to Hadrians wall, along the wall to Shield on the hill and then over open moorland back to Haltwhistle. Download a pdf with map here:http://www.haltwhistle.net/haltwhistlewalk03.pdfHaltwhistle to Bardon Mill Walk
This is a good walk across open countryside. Either return the same way or catch a bus or the train back to Haltwhistle. Download a map and details here:http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/Hadrians ... histle.pdfFeatherstone Castle and the South Tyne Valley
From Haltwhistle, drive to Featherstone Castle (not open) and walk through the park along the river. The brick remains on the grass are all that is left of a World War II Prisoner of War camp. Cross the road and continue on the path along the river to reach Langley Viaduct, which is on the disused Railway line. http://www.bridgesonthetyne.co.uk/lambrw.html
Walk across the viaduct for views of the valley. Return the same way. this is a good short walk with lovely views of the river, the castle and the viaduct.
If you are wanting a longer walk in the South Tyne valley then download the pdf with map and details here:
It is a circular walk from Haltwhistle out through open countryside and moorland (wear sturdy shoes or boots as this can be wet) and brings you back from Lambley viaduct on the route described above.