Haltwhistle, Lambley Viaduct, Castle and PoW Camp Day Walk

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Jan 26
2019

10 people attending

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£10.00
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Distance 9.75 Miles some descents and ascents can be quite muddy

Starting in Haltwhistle, this walk heads out across the South Tyne onto the South Tyne Trail which follows the former Haltwhistle to Alston railway. You can still see the platforms at some of the former stations along the route. Before too long, the trail crosses the impressive viaduct with views of the South Tyne Below.

The route turns off the trail and goes downward to cross the river again with views of the viaduct from below. The hike then continues to Cockshot Wood and shortly after that you can see the former WW2 prisoner of war camp.

Featherstone Castle then comes into view before crossing the South Tyne once again. This site belonged to the Featherstonehaugh family and played an important role in battles between England and Scotland.

It's then into the woods and across farmland before coming back into Haltwhistle where there'll be a pub stop for those who want refreshments.

Lambley viaduct from below
Lambley viaduct from Top
Former Station on Alston Branch Line
Featherstone Castle
South Tyne
Lambley village from a distance on a frosty day
Lambley viaduct from below
Lambley viaduct from Top
Former Station on Alston Branch Line
Featherstone Castle
South Tyne
Lambley village from a distance on a frosty day

Location

54.968019586407, -2.4634948093128