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Celebrating the Pennine Way

Date: 23rd April 2017
Time: 10:00 am  to  4:00 pm

Join our guided walk celebrating the Pennine Way – from Bellingham to Housesteads

One of two walks this year which celebrate the Pennine Way, which was founded 52 years ago as the first National Trail in England.

We meet at Housesteads Car Park, where transport will be provided to take us to Bellingham (note the 10.00am start time).  From Bellingham we head south through open farm and moorland before entering the Wark Forest. We continue through the forest, and emerge close to the Nature Reserve at Greenlee Lough. With Hadrian’s Wall now in view, we head for Rapishaw Gap before following the Wall itself back to Housesteads.

This walk has been made possible through support from the Pennine Way Association.

Discover the best routes in the Northumberland National Park on our Volunteer Guided Walks. Get outside, enjoy your time walking and leave the planning and navigation to us; it’s what we’re best at.

Numbers are limited to it is essential to book; please do not just turn up on the day.

Please dress for changeable weather, wear walking boots or shoes and bring drinks and snacks. Sorry, dogs are not allowed on this walk.

Lace up your boots and enjoy a great time outside.

Duration – 6 hours

Distance – 12.5 miles

Category – Strenuous. Long and energetic walks up to 18km (11 miles). Some ascents and descents may be quite steep and on loose material.  A good level of fitness is needed.

Starting point (please meet here approx 10 minutes before the start time): Housesteads National Park Car Park

Directions: 9 miles west of Chollerford on the B6318.  Meet outside the visitor centre. (Hadrian’s Wall Bus stops here)

OS Grid Ref: NY 794 685

Postcode: NE47 6NN

For those wishing to use GPS/Sat-Nav to find walk start points please note that, particularly in open country, postcodes cover a large area, so, whilst the postcode will get you to the right general area, you will still need to follow the detailed directions to locate the actual Walk Start Point.

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