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Haltwhistle Goes Dutch!

roman wallToday I received a very interesting email from Michel Spreeuwers who runs a walking website in Holland. He recently visited Haltwhistle and was very complimentary about the area, the people and especially the Roman Wall. I hereby include a copy (in Dutch) of an article which I hope will be useful to Dutch tourists looking to the region in the future :-

Haltwhistle is perfect centraal gelegen als u graag de muur van Hadrianus wilt bezichtigen of (delen van) de lange wandelroute Hadrian’s Wall Path wilt bewandelen. Ik heb dit mooie dorp zelf ook als uitvalsbasis gebruikt om de muur te zien en een mooi gedeelte van de route te lopen. In dit gebied kunt u namelijk het mooiste gedeelte van die wandelroute lopen omdat de uitzichten het best zijn en er tevens Romeinse opgravingen in de buurt te vinden zijn . De hoger gelegen delen van de muur die u door middel van de oorspronkelijke, door de Romeinen gelegde treden kunt bereiken geven u mooie uitzichten richting het Kielder Forest Park in het noorden, the Pennines richting het zuiden en uiteraard de lager gelegen delen van de muur van Hadrianus voor en achter u. U kunt gewoon vanuit het dorp door middel van een korte wandeling naar de muur toe lopen. Eenmaal bij de muur aangekomen volgt u gewoon de wandelpaden naar het westen of oosten. Wat ook zeker van pas komt is dat Haltwhistle een treinstation heeft waardoor u ook nog gemakkelijk een bezoek kan brengen aan de steden Carlisle of Newcastle. De liefhebber van mooie landschappen, Romeinse –en Britse geschiedenis en wandelen kan dus prima terecht hier langs Hadrian’s Wall, in Haltwhistle.

For those interested in the origins of this article please visit the website in question at :-

Groot Brittannië Liefhebbers

Many thanks for your article Michel.

Regards,

Mark Benson

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Haltwhistle Walking Festival 2010

The Haltwhistle Walking Festival 2010 will be taking place between 9 October and 17 October and is certain to attract the attention of many people from around the UK. Walking around Haltwhistle and around Hadrian’s Wall is one of the most breathtaking walking trails you can imagine in the UK and the number of people attending is growing year by year.
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Haltwhistle Centre of Britain website

One interesting website to look at in relation to Haltwhistle is the Haltwhistle Centre of Britain website which offers the latest news, views and opinions from around the area as well as local events and history about Haltwhistle. There are also some very interesting Haltwhistle photographs covering many years and giving a feel for how the town has developed in recent times.
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Haltwhistle First School

The Haltwhistle First School website is proving very popular amongst children and parents offering a chance to see exactly what the school has to offer, future events and a means of communication between the school and parents. This is a school which has been very prominent in the Haltwhistle community for many years and is obviously very important to children and parents alike.
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Haltwhistle Film Project

The Haltwhistle Film Project is based in the Haltwhistle main street and brings together filmmakers, artists and organisations in the film industry from the Northeast and the Northwest of England. The project offers training in film services and animation and is proving to be something of a godsend for many people looking to prosper in this particular sector.
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Haltwhistle buses

Haltwhistle has a very comprehensive bus service run by the Arriva company taking in the full length and breadth of the A69 road. Haltwhistle buses run between Carlisle and Newcastle taking in such places as Brampton, Hexham and Corbridge to name but a few. The main Newcastle to Carlisle route is covered by the 685 service, Newcastle to Hexham by the 85 and X85 and the Brampton to Hexham service is the 185 bus.

There are a number of variations along the way taking in smaller villages between Carlisle and Newcastle which offer the chance to see some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK. Roman wall country is attracting more and more people, from not only the UK but from around the world, and tourist numbers have been increasing for many years. Even though places such as Haltwhistle may be out in the far-flung countryside of the UK it is well served by trains, buses and main roads.

Route planner : Arriva

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VisitNorthumberland.com promotes North of England tourism

The VisitNorthumberland.com website is a one-stop website for those interested in visiting and touring the Northumberland region. It offers specific sections for regions of Northumberland, towns and villages, major attractions, activities and an array of events available in the region. This particular website is part of the official Northumberland tourist board and has access to most of the information you would require when visiting the region.
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