Convenient and Comfortable
Stanegate Cottage is the perfect centre for your walking holiday in Northumberland or Cumbria, being close to the A69. This key road crosses the north of England, making it easy to reach us from the A1 or the M6. This also opens up access by car to the rest of Northumberland and even the north Lake District.
At the end of a satisfying day out, you can sink into a comfy sofa with a cuppa or your favourite tipple. The cottage also has central heating and a woodburner, so you will soon get warm if the weather is inclement.
Nearby, Haltwhistle plays host to a walking festival twice a year. The organisers arrange a variety of walks including special interest walks to discover the heritage and landscape of Northumberland. Past walks have included fungus forays, industrial archaeology and even a walk entitled ‘In the Footsteps of Capability Brown‘. The Haltwhistle Partnership has set up the intriguingly named ‘Haltwhistle Rings‘. These are a series of 22 local circular walks carefully chosen so you can discover the very best of the area.
Close to Greenhead, along the military road, you can explore one of the most scenic sections of Hadrian’s Wall. In the area of Once Brewed, there are two short walks of about 4 miles. They take in three of the noteable local landmarks – Crag Lough, Steel Rigg and Greenlee Lough. Furthermore, if you are an early riser or like to walk at dusk, you may just catch a glimpse of deer or foxes.
Walks Straight from the Door of the Cottage …
If you don’t want to drive whilst you are here, there are plenty of walking routes straight from the door of the cottage. We can provide route cards so you can explore Roman remains including Hadrian’s wall and the Roman military museum. You can also walk parts of the Pennine Way and the Hadrian’s Wall Path! Then you can fast-forward in time as you visit the ruins of the 14th century Thirlwall Castle. Alternatively, you can make up your own routes along the numerous footpaths and bridleways around Stanegate Cottage.