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Looking for the best Haltwhistle walks? Take the Haltwhistle Burn Walk, created in collaboration with Walks Around Britain, and discover more of the village’s countryside on this Northumberland walking trail. This scenic circular walk starts and ends at Haltwhistle train station and provides relaxing views of woodland, farms and rivers.

Haltwhistle Burn Walk Details:

  • Walking distance – 6 miles / 9.5 km
  • Minimum time – 2 ½ hours • Grade – Medium – easy walking but some navigation required.
  • Map – OS Landranger 87 / Explorer OL43
  • Dog walk friendliness – Can be off lead along the South Tyne Trail - but watch for cyclists. • Nearest train station – Haltwhistle train station.

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Haltwhistle Burn Circular Walk Map & Directions

A map of the Haltwhilstle circular walk in Northumberland, starting and ending at Haltwhistle train station.

Step 1

From Haltwhistle train station, walk down Station Court and turn right on the B6322 West Road. After the zebra crossing, turn right and walk underneath the railway. Head over the lovely bridge across the River South Tyne and turn right to join Plenmeller Road – which is Sustrans route 68.

Haltwhistle train station in Northumberland.

Step 2

Take care along this road as although it isn’t very busy, the footpath doesn’t last for long, and you’ll be walking on the road. Stay on the right side of the road, so any traffic is coming towards you and can see you better. It’s not long before a wooden footpath sign on the left points into a field. Cross the road, climb the stile and follow the hedgerow towards the A69.

Bending road towards buildings on the Haltwhistle Burn walk.

Step 3

Crossing the A69 can be tricky, so be careful. Climb the stile at the far side of the road and head towards the left of the trees in the middle of the field. Walk towards the big row of trees straight ahead. Once through the trees, look for a gap in the boundary and walk down to the path below, turning right onto the path.

The A69 road and grass verges on the Haltwhistle Burn walk route.

Step 4

This is the South Tyne Trail – a 23-mile route open to walkers and cyclists. It follows the route of the River South Tyne along the old railway which closed in 1976. Follow this easy path until it is crossed by a road.

South Tyne walking and cycling trail in Haltwhistle, Northumberland.

Step 5

Turn right here and walk past the small hamlet called Park Village. Again, the road doesn’t have a pavement here, so take care. Soon, on the left just before the crash barrier is an opening for a footpath. Cross over the road and onto this path through the trees. You are now roughly halfway through the Haltwhistle Burn Walk!

Road past Park Village, part of the Haltwhistle Burn walking route.

Step 6

The footpath crosses a stream and heads over a field before reaching a road. Here, turn left and walk past Park Burnfoot Farm on the right, following the road until you reach the impressive Featherstone Bridge. Turn right and cross the bridge – with the River South Tyne underneath and turn right following the footpath sign when the road goes to the left.

Trees and countryside on the Haltwhistle Burn walk.

Step 7

At Tindale Farm, the path turns left and heads through the trees. Walk in a straight line towards the gap to the right of the boundary with the next field. Once here, look left for the corner of the hedge across the field, and head for that. Now, you’ll see a well-made track, which you walk on, past Wydon Farm all the way to the A69 bypass.

Tindale Farm path on the Haltwhistle Burn walk.

Step 8

Here, the quiet road crosses the River South Tyne on a bridge next to the big A69 one. Walk across the bridge and follow the path as it snakes to the right to go underneath both bridges. This is Plenmeller Road again, and at the next junction, turn left and cross over the River South Tyne for the last time.

Bridge over the River South Tyne.

Step 9

At the junction, turn right down on the B6322 West Road to walk into Haltwhistle. The road eventually crosses over the railway, and at the junction with West Road and Station Court, turn right to return to the station. Congratulations, you’ve completed the Haltwhistle Burn walk!

Road back to Haltwhistle train station on the Haltwhistle Burn walking route.

We hope you enjoyed the Haltwhistle Burn walk in Northumberland! Looking for more walking trails or hikes in the Northern England? See them here.

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