This is a generally level walk which explores the footpaths and lanes to the south of Haltwhistle.
It follows stretches of the South Tyne, visits a family war memorial, has two castles and covers a short stretch of the Pennine Way.
It is likely to be muddy in parts.
Sunday 27th October 2019 - Coach Walk - Haltwhistle- Rosehill: 8.50am - Sands: 9.00am
Clocks Back 1 Hour
A walk with different views and panorama that change along the path - we start with a walk along the Roman Wall dropping down into the Irthing Valley crossing the river leads us to Gilsland where we skirt round the back of the village past the Pollross Burn milecastle into Northumbria and onwards to Thirwell Castle ruin . From here it is a fairly steep climb up to Walltown quarry where we will take lunch. Some steep up and downs along the Roman Wall will lead us to Cawfields where we pick up the Haltwhistle burn ( beck) which we follow through a lovely wooded ravine past limestone kilns and the old brick works into Haltwhistle - this is a wooded ravine which should give us some spectacular colours this time of year , and the weather outlook for next Sunday as I write this is sunny and cool
Sunday 27th October 2019
Birdoswald to Haltwhistle
10 Miles Grade 2/3
Leader: Alan Dobson
Coach Walk:Rosehill:8.50am - Sands:9.00am
A nice easy, pleasant walk in the Haltwhistle area.
We set off from Haltwhistle and cross over the South Tyne and join
The River Tyne Trail as far as Broomhouse, passing Bellister Castle (remains of) on the way. At Broomhouse we join the South Tyne Trail, the old railway line.
We stay on the South Tyne Trail as far as Park Village where we go east for
a few miles towards Ramshaw Fell.
We turn north over Broomhouse Common and rejoin the South Tyne Trail
again which takes us back to Haltwhistle.
A mixture of riverside paths, woodland paths and open fells.
A nice gentle walk, a total of 560 feet of ascent, which shall be done at
a very leisurely pace.
Car Walk: Sands 9.15am
Starting from Penruddock – GR: NY 426277
Heading west along the main street and turning left into a paddock, we carefully cross the A66 then SW toward Soddah Farm and Thackthwaite.
Lunch can be taken overlooking Ullswater near Mellfell House. We then continue north though Sparket back to Penruddock
A varied walk through lovely villages and some amazing views. Mainly on stony / grassy paths with short sections on quiet roads.