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Heart of Hadrian's Wall

...a day is never long enough

Activities

You don't have to be a fitness fanatic! You don't need to walk the entire length of Hadrian's Wall in one go, though some people have! At the Heart of the Wall country there are lots of outdoor activities Walking - Cycling - Angling - exploring - wildlife & woodlands and wild wild places. But if you base yourself here you can go at your own pace, strike out for half days to follow history trails or visit a Roman site. Find out more about local Reiver names, dig up a few ancestors.

There are arts & craft galleries all around, many with tearooms or coffee shops, and within easy reach of The Heart of Hadrian's Wall area. Or if plants and gardens are your passion, why not give yourself a treat and visit Chipchase Castle Nursery or Dilston Physic Garden.

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Leisure Activities
Explore the hidden gems and iconic sites of beautiful Northumberland. Learn about the rise and fall of one of Rome’s most famous constructions at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall. Discover why Northumberland has more castles than any other county in England. See romantic moorland, sweeping coastlines and...
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Glendale Pool is a self contained, indoor, heated swimming pool, available for private hire. L10m x W5m x D1.9m Water temp 31oC floats and toys available Family friendly all weather activity
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Walking
Offering Self-Guided Walking Tours in England, Scotland and Ireland.
Leisure Activities
Visit the Explore North Pennines portal to discover the amazing range of leisure activities available across the North Pennines AONB. At the heart of this site is an interactive map which will allow you to search by activity, interest and location.
Northumberland National Park - Free Voluntary Ranger led guided walks
Walking
Free Voluntary Ranger led guided walks Every summer a programme of guided walks and talks starting at various locations throughout the National Park. These walks take in some of the most interesting and beautiful parts of the National Parks from Hadrian's Wall in the south up to...
Leisure Activities

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Founded in 1876, the club have appeared in 37 Northumberland Senior Cup Finals, winning the cup on 23 occasions. The club have a number of teams and events for all ages, including Mums. For further information and fixtures visit the website.
Allen Banks & Staward Gorge
Walking

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This extensive area of gorge and river scenery, signposted off the A69 east of Bardon Mill. and managed by The National Trust, includes the 41-hectare (101-acre) Staward Peel Site of Special Scientific Interest. Allen Banks has miles of waymarked walks through ornamental and ancient woods where you may even...
Walking

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The Cramel Linn Waterfall, near Gilsland, is situated about a mile and a half up the River Irthing from the Popping Stone. You can enjoy a pleasant walk along the river or it would be a splendid place for a summer picnic or wild winter trek.
Cycling
Route 72 starts in Kendal and makes its way around the Cumbrian coast via Barrow-in-Furness and Whitehaven to Silloth. From Silloth the route heads along the Solway Firth to Carlisle and across Northumberland to South Shields via Haltwhistle, roughly following Hadrian's Wall.
Haltwhistle Walking Festival
Walking

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Haltwhistle Walking Festival. This twice yearly festival, held in the Spring & Autumn of each year, is organised by a group of enthusiastic local volunteers who want to share their love of the area with others. All walks are guided by trained leaders who aim to provide interesting routes...
Walking

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Haltwhistle Burn, winding its way down from the Roman Wall to the old stone houses of Town Foot, the wooded burn valley has a secret to unfold. Starting from the peaty soil of the wild moor land high above the town, the water of the burn runs...
Isaac's Tea Trail
Walking

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Isaac's Tea Trail has been described as England's last great undiscovered wilderness trek. The trail runs over 36 miles and is mainly in Northumberland and entirely within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Following in Isaac's footsteps is a great way to discover the comparatively...
Cycling
Route 68 is known as the Pennine Cycleway, and runs up the spine of England and through three National Parks between Derby and Berwick-upon-Tweed. The route takes in some of the most spectacular landscapes and unspoilt countryside that England has to offer, including the Eden valley, the North Pennines...
Walking

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Is a beautiful strip of public land which runs alongside the river Tyne. The Tyne bridge is the main entrance into Hexham and is a back drop to this idyllic open park. Along the green is a rowing club, a wonderful picnic area and open grass area,...
Cycling
The South Tyne Cycle Trail runs between Haltwhistle and the source of the river South Tyne above Alston and Garrigill. It runs past the magnificent Lambley Viaduct, through riverside meadows and the wild moorland of the North Pennine AONB.
John Martin Trail
Walking
John Martin (1789 - 1864) was to become the most popular landscape artist and engraver of his time. The John Martin Trail is in two circular sections centered on Haydon Bridge, the northern section to Haydon Old Church (2 miles) and the southern section to Allen Banks,...
Cycling
The Hadrian’s Cycleway runs the length of the Wall between Maryport on the West coast and Newcastle-upon-Tyne on the East coast. This exciting cycleway passes through picturesque market towns and villages as well as passing historic Roman forts.
Hareshaw Linn
Walking

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Designated as a 'site of Special Scientific Interest' for its rich diversity of wildlife especially the luxurious fern, mosses and lichens growing on the trees and rocks. This 3 mile walk follows alongside the burn up to a beautiful waterfall. It passes through a steep sided wooded...
Walking

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Haltwhistle Rings Walks Leaflets - Describing 22 walks in and around the historic parishes of Haltwhistle and the surrounding area. Available from Haltwhistle Partnership Office and various outlets in the town, price £6.50 (£9.50 including postage & packing).
Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail
Walking
Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail is the long-distance footpath that runs through the World Heritage Site. 84 miles of glorious walking through rugged moorland, rolling fields and dynamic urban landscape. The National Trail runs a passport season between May and October each year where walkers can use...
North East Guides
Adventure Activities

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North East Guides are based in the NE of England, and operate mainly in Northumberland National Park and the Hadrian's Wall area. However we will work almost anywhere in the North, from the Lakes and North Pennines, to the Cheviots and Borders. We are happy to travel and will provide...
Talkin Tarn Country Park
Walking

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Talkin Tarn Country Park, close to the historic market town of Brampton, nestles in a 165 acre site, containing a glacial tarn surrounded by mature woodland and gentle meadows with the stunning Pennine Hills as a backdrop. The Tarn has a 1.3 mile circular path that is...
Walking
268 miles of chasing the Pennine Mountain tops along the rugged backbone of England, from the Peak District through the Yorkshire Dales and over Hadrian's Wall to the Cheviots. Amongst the finest upland walking in England.
South Tyne Trail to Lambley Viaduct
Walking
South Tyne Trail to Lambley Viaduct follows the former Haltwhistle to Alston railway line. This easy going route is suitable for all the family with much of it accessable to pushchairs and wheelchairs.
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