From the Market Square in Haltwhistle it is just a short stroll to the start of the
Haltwhistle Burn Footpath. and a delightful and fascinating walk Go north through
the lush woods and dramatic scenery of the Burn Gorge and enjoy the peace and serenity
of walking beside a tumbling stream to its source in the moors beside the Roman Wall
or take the path south towards the foot of the town. Whichever way you turn you can
experience the wildlife and discover something of The Burn’s industrial industrial
heritage as this small stream and its rich geology provided employment and resources
for Haltwhistle and the surrounding communities from the 17th century until the
Arriving by car. Most walkers park in either the supermarket car park (marked as
“The Mart” on the map below) or the Willia Road Car park (indicated by the red circle).
Both are free.
Arriving by Bus alight at the market place on Westgate and walk to red circle on
Arriving by Train alight at Haltwhistle Station and walk to the red circle on the
Choose a Walk
Haltwhistle to Hadrian’s Wall
From Willia Road car park walk downhill and follow the road as it bends to the left.
Cross the burn on the foot bridge and follow the finger posts to Cawfields Quarry.
The foot path is fully accessible for a mile.
A Walk through Time (accessible)
A “there and back” walk highlighting the geology and history of the Burn.
Haltwhistle Town to The Military Road 2.25 miles 4.25km
Wheelchair and Buggy friendly except for the most northerly 100 metres.
This 6-mile walk, which takes you through the heavily wooded valley alongside the
Haltwhistle Burn, is both very beautiful and extremely interesting. The stretch along
Hadrian’s Wall provides spectacular views both of the Wall and the wild open country
and forests to the north. When the walk strikes south the way is over semi-moorland
with fine views of the moors to the south and of Haltwhistle and the South Tyne Valley
below. Watch out for salmon and sea trout up the Burn as well as red squirrels, dippers
This walk contains only a small amount of information about the history of the Burn.
To make the most of your walk please download “A Walk Through Time” to supplement
the historical and geological information.
Coal, Wool and Sheep Shanks
A circular walk exploring the history of the lower reaches of the Haltwhistle Burn
and Town Foot from Mediaeval to Modern times.
Going In Circles!
There are 22 circular walks in and around Haltwhistle ranging from 2 to 10 miles
long. Leaflets giving detailed directions and fascinating information about points
of interest can be downloaded as PDF fileshere
Haltwhistle Walking Festival
A twice yearly festival of guided walks in Hadrian’s Wall Country.