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Haltwhistle

Northumberland


Slow Ways linking Haltwhistle and Allendale Town, Alston, Bellingham, Brampton (Carlisle), Falstone, Gilsland, Hexham, Wark

England / Northumberland / Haltwhistle

Haltwhistle’s eight Slow Ways are 41% checked

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 4/8
verified: 2/8
and surveyed: 0/8

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Walk to Haltwhistle from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Brampton (Carlisle)—Haltwhistle
Brahal one

Survey me Distance 22km/13mi Ascent 344m Descent 297m
Gilsland—Haltwhistle
Gilhal one Review me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 149m Descent 153m
Haltwhistle—Allendale Town
Halall one Pioneer me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 426m Descent 546m
Haltwhistle—Alston
Halals one Review me Distance 22km/13mi Ascent 286m Descent 460m
Haltwhistle—Bellingham
Halbel one Pioneer me Distance 31km/19mi Ascent 791m Descent 795m
Haltwhistle—Bellingham
Halbel two Pioneer me Distance 31km/19mi Ascent 645m Descent 652m
Haltwhistle—Falstone
Halfal one Pioneer me Distance 28km/17mi Ascent 569m Descent 584m
Haltwhistle—Hexham
Halhex one Survey me Distance 28km/18mi Ascent 493m Descent 564m
Haltwhistle—Wark
Halwar one Pioneer me Distance 28km/17mi Ascent 548m Descent 579m

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Collective progress

42% of Haltwhistle’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

9/9

drawn

4/9

reviewed

0/9

surveyed

2/9

verified

6 people have contributed to Haltwhistle’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Haltwhistle

80km out of 219km have been walked and reviewed

230km of reviews have been shared in Haltwhistle

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We walked this route as part of our Carlisle-Newcastle journey, but we ended up splittling it over two days, walking from Haltwhistle to Haydon Bridge and then Haydon Bridge to Corbridge. Overall route was generally good and pleasant to walk, but there were a few sections on the smaller footpaths where it was quite overgrown in places. There aren't many places to stop along the way, but Haydon Bridge has a great fish and chip shop and a Co Op if you need to stock up on supplies!...

Gemma

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Once at the highest point, we saw a parting of a group of trees on the horizon which the route took us through - this section was extremely boggy and the following fields were also very wet!...

Gemma

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There are no places to stop between Haltwhistle and Haydon Bridge, however the route does pass by a National Trust car park with a toilet....

Polly

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From Hallbankgate along the A689 felt too dangerous to walk along. Overall this second half to the day felt really difficult and would only recommend to people who would want a challenging walk that may have to be diverted in parts....

Polly

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We ended up completing the section over two days, walking Haltwhistle-Haydon Bridge and then Haydon Bridge-Corbridge. The route was generally good but there are sections on the lesser used footpaths where it’s quite overgrown, especially in July. A couple of muddier sections through woodland but generally good conditions underfoot. No cafes between Haltwhistle and Haydon Bridge but there is a toilet at the National Trust’s Allen Banks site, which you pass right by. At Haydon Bridge there’s a good coffee shop and fish n’ chips....

Emerald

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Brampton-Haltwhistle made up the second day of our Slow Ways walk from Carlisle-Newcastle completed in July. It was a long and tough day’s walk for our group and receives two stars overall for the terrain underfoot, despite being a great walk in other aspects. Appropriate outdoor gear, long trousers, walking poles and stout footwear all recommended. A local recommended avoiding the main road as the large quarry vehicles go fast....

Emerald

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Gradually moving uphill, we turn onto a narrow road past Plenmeller. From here, it's a tarmac drive, then more unpaved road, broken by a brief walk through a small wood, where we rejoin the road through a gate by an info board. More tarmac drive, more unpaved road, until we enter Haydon Bridge, where we now reach paving. Leaving Haydon Bridge, we take a short unpaved residential road, where we access a footpath that leads us through Gee's Wood. Under a A69 viaduct, we hit a road, but we continue ahead on another unpaved road, but we're soon on a footpath running through fields towards Elrington Wood. Past the farm, and back onto another unpaved road, passing an old railway station and fields and fields of wheat speckled with poppies for as far as the eyes can see....

Hiking Historian

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Poltross Burn milecastle is nearby if you want a Roman diversion, but the route takes us uphill along a green path, before heading along Hadrian's Wall Path between the massive earthworks of the Wall. Through fields and past farms, we're on the Path for a while, until we reach the road to Greenhead. The road is unpaved, but we're not going far, and paved at the end (if you don't fancy a road walk, I recommend taking the path by the terraced houses, which, once over the railway level crossing, follows the burn down into Greenhead)....

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Haltwhistle

jill eastlake surveyed Haltwhistle

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Great route following the former railway, now the River Tyne Trail and National Cycle Route 68....

Walker1

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I walked this route, starting at Haltwhistle and finishing at Brampton. Coming out of Haltwhistle, the route recommends a rather circuitious diversion involving crossing the South Tyne twice. I found the eastern part quite straightforward, with the bridleway here quite clear and the ground fairly firm. The views here are possibly the most dramatic on the route, with the vast expanse of Cold Fell to the south a sight to behold, as well as good views into the valleys to the north. Before long you begin to reach a proper farm track again and the route becomes much easier going. From Hallbankgate to Brampton the route is fairly straightforward....

Chappers

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Haltwhistle

Andy Pickersgill surveyed Haltwhistle

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Brampton (Carlisle)—Haltwhistle

Slow Ways added Brahal one, a new walk from Brampton (Carlisle) to Haltwhistle

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Gilsland—Haltwhistle

Slow Ways added Gilhal one, a new walk from Gilsland to Haltwhistle

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Haltwhistle—Allendale Town

Slow Ways added Halall one, a new walk from Haltwhistle to Allendale Town

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Haltwhistle—Alston

Slow Ways added Halals one, a new walk from Haltwhistle to Alston

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Haltwhistle—Bellingham

Slow Ways added Halbel one, a new walk from Haltwhistle to Bellingham

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Haltwhistle—Bellingham

Slow Ways added Halbel two, a new walk from Haltwhistle to Bellingham

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Haltwhistle—Falstone

Slow Ways added Halfal one, a new walk from Haltwhistle to Falstone

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Haltwhistle—Hexham

Slow Ways added Halhex one, a new walk from Haltwhistle to Hexham

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Haltwhistle—Wark

Slow Ways added Halwar one, a new walk from Haltwhistle to Wark

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Haltwhistle, Wed 24 July

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Haltwhistle’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

NY7049363975

Lat / Lon

54.96952° / -2.46245°

Easting / Northing

370,493E / 563,975N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Haltwhistle's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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