Haltwhistle » Things To Do http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk Centre of Britain | Roman Wall | Tourism Tue, 17 Aug 2010 00:37:13 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.4 en hourly 1 Haltwhistle Swimming and Leisure Centre http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/things-to-do/haltwhistle-swimming-and-leisure-centre/ http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/things-to-do/haltwhistle-swimming-and-leisure-centre/#comments Mon, 14 Jun 2010 11:05:19 +0000 The Tourist http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/?p=236 The Haltwhistle Swimming and Leisure Centre is one of the focal points of the local community offering a main pool which is 25 m x 10 m, a learner pool which is 10 m x 8 m and a paddling pool which is 3 m x 3 m. The leisure centre also has a sports hall, fitness suite, changing and shower areas, cafe facilities, adventure play area, tennis court, picnic area and squash courts.

In the summertime there is massive demand for the Haltwhistle Swimming and Leisure Centre and indeed there are a number of special events over the summer period. Situated just a short distance from the two main schools in Haltwhistle it is literally the perfect venue. This is just one of many leisure facilities in the Haltwhistle area which help to bring together a community and give young and older residents the chance to participate in numerous events.

Site :- http://www.hslc.freeserve.co.uk/

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North East History Tours http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/things-to-do/north-east-history-tours/ http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/things-to-do/north-east-history-tours/#comments Mon, 16 Nov 2009 22:58:45 +0000 The Tourist http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/?p=181 As tourist numbers continue to grow in the north-east of England why not check out the North East History Tours website at www.NorthEastHistoryTours.co.uk and peruse the list of themed history tours available in the region. Whether you are interested in Christian Heritage, Border Warfare or the Mining and Railway history which has dominated the region for many years, there is something for you on the website.

The commentaries for the tours are provided by Walter Wilcox MA MITG who is a university history lecturer, a qualified blue badge guide and has lived in the region for over 40 years. There is so much history and some beautiful scenery in the north-east of England that many believe tourist numbers will continue to grow for years to come. So why not make the most of your visit to the north-east of England with North East History Tours and ensure that you take in as many tourist destinations as possible, and learn the history of the region, which in the eyes of many has been a hidden gem for some time.

So whether you are looking to check out Hadrians Wall, the Northumbrian coast, the North Pennines, Durham, Hexham Newcastle upon Tyne then look no further than visit the North East History Tours website at www.NorthEastHistoryTours.co.uk today. Let the professionals make your visit to the region a one to remember!

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The Haltwhistle Rings http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/things-to-do/the-haltwhistle-rings/ http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/things-to-do/the-haltwhistle-rings/#comments Thu, 10 Sep 2009 13:34:10 +0000 The Tourist http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/?p=131 The famous Haltwhistle Rings are a set of 22 circular walks in and around the Haltwhistle region which take in some of the most breathtaking sights in the UK. This is true Roman Wall country taking in the highs and lows of the Haltwhistle countryside, the peaks and troughs of the Roman Wall and farmland and forestry as far as the eye can see.

As we have mentioned on numerous occasions, there are few areas in the UK which can boast the kind of scenery and the kind of views available around the Roman Wall. The Haltwhistle Rings in particular continue to attract visitors from all around the UK and all around the world with many believing this has been one of the U.K.’s best kept secrets for some time. Thankfully, after the demise of the UK mining industry which was very prevalent in the area the tourist sector and increasing tourist activity has certainly been a godsend for many businesses in the region.

We will shortly be adding a link so that you can download your own copy of the Haltwhistle Rings and plan one of those walking holidays which you had always thought about. You are literally 35 miles from Newcastle and just over 20 miles from Carlisle ensuring a whole array of activities and facilities literally at your doorstep.

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Hadrian’s Wall Walk http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/things-to-do/hadrians-wall-walk/ http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/things-to-do/hadrians-wall-walk/#comments Mon, 07 Sep 2009 23:24:29 +0000 The Tourist http://www.haltwhistle.org.uk/?p=107 There are few walking holidays which can match the Hadrian’s Wall walk which stretches from Wallsend in the East to Bowness-on-Solway in the West taking in 84 miles of unbroken and uninterrupted walking. While Haltwhistle is the more prominent of the tourist destinations almost within touching distance of the Roman Wall there are many more places along the Hadrians Wall Walk worth taking in.

Beginning at Wallsend, the Hadrian’s Wall Walk takes in Newcastle upon Tyne, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Humshaugh, Greenhead, Gilsland, Walton, Carlisle, Burgh by Sands and finally ending at Bowness-on-Solway. The Hadrian’s Wall Walk also skirts past towns such as Corbridge , Hexham, Haydon Bridge, Brampton and an array of other potential stopping points along the way. Stretching from Tyne and Wear through to Northumberland and then passing through Cumbria there is no doubt you will be taking in some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK.

There are many tourist attractions, accommodation, entertainment venues and food and drink establishments the length and breadth of the Hadrian’s Wall Walk which offer a welcome mat for tourists and visitors to the region. To see such a historic monument in such good shape and attracting massive numbers of tourists, both from the UK and overseas, is a testament to the time and effort put into maintaining Hadrian’s Wall by the various tourist related authorities in the region.

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