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Going North


Haltwhistle to Hadrian’s Wall


From Willia Road car park walk downhill and follow the road as it bends to the left. Cross the burn on the foot bridge and follow the finger posts to Cawfields Quarry. The foot path is fully accessible for a mile.



A Walk through Time (accessible)

A “there and back” walk highlighting the geology and history of the Burn.  

Haltwhistle Town to The Military Road   2.25 miles  4.25km


Wheelchair and Buggy friendly except for the most northerly 100 metres.


Can be linked to  Lover’s Walk below.


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A Lover’s Walk -  Haltwhistle Rings 3


This 6-mile walk, which takes you through the heavily wooded valley alongside the Haltwhistle Burn, is both very beautiful and extremely interesting. The stretch along Hadrian’s Wall provides spectacular views both of the Wall and the wild open country and forests to the north. When the walk strikes south the way is over semi-moorland with fine views of the moors to the south and of Haltwhistle and the South Tyne Valley below. Watch out for salmon and sea trout up the Burn as well as red squirrels, dippers and heron.

6 miles 9.7 km


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This walk contains only a small amount of information about the history of the Burn. To make the most of your walk  please download “A Walk Through Time” to supplement the historical and geological information.



Going South

Coal, Wool and Sheep Shanks

A circular walk exploring the history of the lower reaches of the Haltwhistle Burn and Town Foot from Mediaeval to Modern times.



Going In Circles!

There are 22 circular walks in and around Haltwhistle ranging from 2 to 10 miles long. Leaflets giving detailed directions and fascinating information about points of interest can be downloaded  as PDF files here


Haltwhistle Walking Festival

A twice yearly festival of guided walks in Hadrian’s Wall Country.

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Haltwhistle Challenge

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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

From the Market Square in Haltwhistle it is just a short stroll to the start of the Haltwhistle Burn Footpath. and a delightful and fascinating walk  Go north through the lush woods and dramatic scenery of the Burn Gorge and enjoy the peace and serenity of walking beside a tumbling stream to its source in the moors beside the Roman Wall or take the path south towards the foot of the town. Whichever way you turn you can  experience the wildlife and discover  something of The Burn’s industrial  industrial heritage as this small stream  and its rich geology provided employment and resources for Haltwhistle and the surrounding communities from  the 17th century until the 1960s




Starting Point


Arriving by car. Most walkers park in either the supermarket car park (marked as “The Mart” on the map below) or the Willia Road Car park (indicated by the red circle). Both are free.

Arriving by Bus alight at the market place on Westgate and walk to red circle on the map.

Arriving by Train alight at Haltwhistle Station and walk to the red circle on the map.




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