Hadrian's Wall and Haltwhistle Dene
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A 6.5 mile walk from the town of Haltwhistle up its picturesque Dene, arriving at Cawfields Milecastle and then taking in one of the best-preserved miles of Hadrian's Wall, before romping south back down into the beautiful Tyne Valley. A novel way to see the Wall!
The photographs shown on this page were all taken previously by the leader of this walk, (ncl_toby), and Outdoorlads have permission to use them.
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What to bring
Be aware that the walk goes along a hillside exposed to the wind. It will be a few degrees cooler than in Newcastle or Carlisle on the day.
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking. The walk undulates and some of the ground is uneven so trainers without ankle support are not recommended.
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch
Food & drink
The Sainsbury's can supply sandwiches drinks etc if required.
Be sure to bring a packed lunch and enough water as there will not be any opportunities to buy food and drink until near the very end of the walk.