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Up and Back to the Fell Chimney  

A  accessible  woodland walk beside the Haltwhistle Burn towards the Roman Wall.  The footpath is an old narrow gauge track, well surfaced with compacted sub-base and level (1 degree gradient). There are kiss gates and bridges designed to be fully accessible. The walk is “up and back” as the final 400  metres is across steeply sloping fields and is not suitable for wheels.  Please note that the path runs through woodland so is subject to seasonal leaf-fall and may have some  puddles after rain.



Use the map to locate Willia Road.  Park in the car park, 300 Metres along the road beside the Scout hut. Follow the tarmac road downhill (this is the only slope of any note on the walk).and along beside the Burn until you reach a bridge. (The tall chimney and associated buildings are the remains of the South Tyne Mine operating between 1904 and 1931. 600 men and boys worked here.) Cross the bridge and you are on the Burn Footpath. Turn left and follow the path through the kiss-gate. The mile long path crosses two more bridges and kiss-gates before reaching reaching the old stone chimney known as The Fell Chimney. This is all that now remains of the first coal mine in the Burn valley and is a good place to picnic before retracing your steps to Haltwhistle.    Download a  detailed walk leaflet here



Short Circular

A short walk, half on well surfaced woodland footpath, half on paved road. Please note that the road section is used by a few cars normally travelling at low speed. Visibility is good.



Follow the directions as above but after the second bridge turn left and follow the path to the paved road. Follow the road back to the car park.


Disabled Parking

For those who would prefer a shorter walk up the Burn, the path may be joined about  a third of a mile along its length. Continue along Willia road past the car park  and park beside the five-barred gate. Follow the footpath to the Fell Chimney.

Accessible Walks

for Buggies and Wheelchairs

To Hadrian’s Wall



A Walk through Time

A Lover’s Walk

Coal, Wool and Sheep Shanks

Going In Circles!


Haltwhistle Walking  Festival


Haltwhistle Challenge


Children’s walks

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