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Walk to Wellbeing – Milecastle Circular

Date: 7th July 2017
Time: 11:00 am  to  1:00 pm

Walk to Wellbeing in Northumberland National Park

Get out and get healthy in Northumberland National Park with our Walk to Wellbeing Programme.

Northumberland National Park and Active Northumberland are working with Healthy Walks leaders to design walks suitable for people wanting an easy introduction to the inspirational landscapes of Northumberland National Park.

All walks are led by West Tynedale Health Walk trained volunteers.

This walk is a circular walk taking in and discussing Roman history initially heading across to Cawfields quarry passing the site of a Roman fort. We then head north of the wall to take in the magnificent view of the wall and Cawfields crags from a “Barbarian” point of view, returning back to Cawfields on this wonderful section of the wall.

Please note that the end time is approximate only, as the walk rate will be that of the slowest walker.

We can quite often end the walk with a visit to a local cafe or pub (the costs here are your own!)

To avoid disappointment we recommend you book your tickets in advance online as places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

The booking for the event will close before the event takes place, often on the afternoon of the last working day prior to the event.  There may still be tickets available; unless this event shows either that booking is essential or that tickets are “sold out” you may still be able to attend simply by turning up on the day.  However, do note that places are always allocated on a first come first served basis because of number restrictions.

Please dress for changeable weather, wear walking boots or shoes and bring drinks and snacks with you. Sorry, dogs are not allowed on this walk.  If you have not already booked online, please pay on arrival at the walk start point.

Distance: 3.1 miles

Terrain:  Good footpaths with a couple of sections on quiet roads. Most of the route is relatively flat or slight undulations. The last part of the route, coming back along Hadrian’s Wall Path has greater ascents and descents and also the only stile on the route which can be avoided by taking the lower path if needed.

Meeting place/walk start point: Milecastle Inn, Miltary Road, Haltwhistle NE49 9NN

Directions: 4 miles east of Greenhead on the B6318-military road.

Postcode: NE49 9NN

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.

For public transport accessibility see travel line.

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Planning in the National Park

Northumberland National Park Authority is the statutory Planning Authority for the area of the Northumberland National Park. View our planning pages here.