A accessible woodland walk beside the Haltwhistle Burn towards the Roman Wall.
The footpath is an old narrow gauge track, well surfaced with compacted sub-base
and level (1 degree gradient). There are kiss gates and bridges designed to be fully
accessible. The walk is “up and back” as the final 400 metres is across steeply
sloping fields and is not suitable for wheels. Please note that the path runs through
woodland so is subject to seasonal leaf-fall and may have some puddles after rain.
Use the map to locate Willia Road. Park in the car park, 300 Metres along the road
beside the Scout hut. Follow the tarmac road downhill (this is the only slope of
any note on the walk).and along beside the Burn until you reach a bridge. (The tall
chimney and associated buildings are the remains of the South Tyne Mine operating
between 1904 and 1931. 600 men and boys worked here.) Cross the bridge and you are
on the Burn Footpath. Turn left and follow the path through the kiss-gate. The mile
long path crosses two more bridges and kiss-gates before reaching reaching the old
stone chimney known as The Fell Chimney. This is all that now remains of the first
coal mine in the Burn valley and is a good place to picnic before retracing your
steps to Haltwhistle.Download a detailed walk leaflet here
A short walk, half on well surfaced woodland footpath, half on paved road. Please
note that the road section is used by a few cars normally travelling at low speed.
Visibility is good.
Follow the directions as above but after the second bridge turn left and follow the
path to the paved road. Follow the road back to the car park.
For those who would prefer a shorter walk up the Burn, the path may be joined about
a third of a mile along its length. Continue along Willia road past the car park
and park beside the five-barred gate. Follow the footpath to the Fell Chimney.