John Martin Heritage Trail Day Walk

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Oct 24
2020

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£12.50
Event booking closes on Oct 24 at 05:00:00
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Approximately 11.1 miles with potentially muddy bits, steep muddy climbs and descents.

This walk follows the southern section of the John Martin Hertitage Trail. Who was John Martin? He was an artist who lived from 1789 to 1854. John Martin's paintings were undoubtedly inspired by the local landscape and in particular, the valleys of the Tyne and Allen. 

The route heads up and away from the South Tyne along farmland to Moralee Wood before entering Allen Banks to meet with the river Allen and Staward Gorge.

It's then up and down (mostly up) to reach the remains of Staward Peel for the lunch stop where we'll be able to take in views of the Allen. After lunch it's then down and up through Harsondale Cleugh and onto farm tracks and minor roads to Langley Castle. The castle was built 1350-1364 to replace Staward Peel, but burnt down in 1405 and remained in ruins until 1860. The castle looks pretty impressive, but that's because it was rebuilt between 1894 and 1914.

The hike then continues along a byway and then down into the woods to meet with the Langley Burn and into the village where we'll likely stop for post walk refreshments.

Photo Credits:

Photos were all taken by the event leader while out on recces of this route and permission is granted to OutdoorLads for their use.

Staward Gorge Northumberland Taken by Markster
Remains Of Staward Peel Northumberland Taken by Markster
Allen Banks River Allen Wood Northumberland Taken by Markster
Allen Banks River Allen Wood Northumberland Taken by Markster
Field With Sheep On John Martin Heritage Trail Northumberland Taken by Markster
Muddy Field on John Martin Heritage Trail Looking Down To South Tyne Northumberland Taken by Markster
Haydon Bridge Railway Station Northumberland Taken by Markster
Langley Castle Northumberland Taken by Markster
Staward Gorge Northumberland Taken by Markster
Remains Of Staward Peel Northumberland Taken by Markster
Allen Banks River Allen Wood Northumberland Taken by Markster
Allen Banks River Allen Wood Northumberland Taken by Markster
Field With Sheep On John Martin Heritage Trail Northumberland Taken by Markster
Muddy Field on John Martin Heritage Trail Looking Down To South Tyne Northumberland Taken by Markster
Haydon Bridge Railway Station Northumberland Taken by Markster
Langley Castle Northumberland Taken by Markster

Location

54.974743495187, -2.2479642559206