Challenging end to walking festival
Published at 09:06, Monday, 21 May 2012
TOMORROW marks the end of another highly successful Haltwhistle Walking Festival.
To complement the spring festival, which again attracted hundreds of walkers, the fourth annual Haltwhistle Challenge will be held.
The 26-mile circular route from Haltwhistle town centre covers some of the most picturesque scenes the region has to offer, and both walkers and runners will take part.
Once again, the walking festival attracted a record number of entries with 600 bookings for the 29 walks held over 10 days.
The route for the challenge uses public rights of way with traditional signposts and waymarkers, with marshals at key points.
The ‘challenge’ for walkers is to complete the course within 11 hours, while the runners will be hand-timed. There are no prizes for the fastest finishers.
For more details, visit www.haltwhistlewalkingfestival.org.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1885Saturday, June 20th, 1885
Over 2,000 people attended the Temperance Gala held at Greencroft Park, Haltwhistle.
Led by the Bardon Mill Brass Band, 12 temperance societies paraded through the town, prior to an open air meeting in the park.
During the event the Rev. J.M. Russel condemned the House of Commons for rejecting a proposal to increase taxes on spirits and beer.