Haltwhistle Burn runs from the Roman Wall to the South Tyne through a varied and
fascinating valley. Sometimes flanked by meadow and farmland and sometimes cutting
through narrow rock gorges, the Burn has provided the raw materials for succession
of industries which brought prosperity to the town. Now reclaimed by nature, it provides
a stimulus to learning across a broad curriculum.
Recently the footpath which runs from the town to the Military Road has been resurfaced,
bridges have been replaced and gates have been made wheelchair accessible. It provides
an excellent venue for classes who wish to incorporate real experiences into their
There are no buildings along the Burn but classes may have the use of a portable
toilet, hand-washing facilities and a large “canvas” shelter which comfortably
accommodates a class of 30 plus adult helpers.
History, Geography, Science, Creative Arts
Walks and field trips can be tailored to suit individual class requirements. Planning
visits, preliminary and follow-up visits can be arranged.
· The visits are led by Alison Higgs, an experienced primary teacher and science
· Visits can be booked throughout the year
· As this project is fully funded there is no charge.
To discuss what your requirements or find out more please phone Alison Higgs at
the Haltwhistle Partnership office : 01434 321242 on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays.