Haltwhistle Challenge 2012 - Walkers

We tried to take at least one photo of every entrant
  • Walking to the School to register
  • Doncaster boys are early to register
  • On duty already
  • Happy to help you
  • Marie checks details of late entries
  • Doncaster fathers and sons
  • Walkers begin to gather in Haltwhistle Market Place
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  • Checking the route
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  • Group photo before the start
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  • walkers HMP 2
  • Final instructions
  • The claxon sounds
  • and they are off!
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  • "I'm in Sainsbury's car park"
  • Top of Willia Road
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  • Tackling the mud at Lees Hall Farm
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  • Where did you get that hat?  "Glastonbury"
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  • It's a much muddier start than in previous years
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  • Leaving Lees Hall Farm and heading north for Markham Cottage
  • Arriving at Cawfields Quarry
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  • From Cawfields walk east on Hadrian's Wall Trail
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  • Crown Paints and others reach Cawfields Quarry
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  • Towards Caw Gap
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  • Fabulous views of Hadrian's Wall
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  • It's quite a steep section
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  • and another steep section
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  • Essential fuel
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  • It's cold and damp at the Wealside checkpoint
  • Time for the first snack
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  • Checking the route before leaving Wealside
  • First walker/runner arrives at Greenhead
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  • Walkers arriving at Greenhead
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  • Thirlwall Castle, another landmark on the route
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  • Down the hill towards Thirlwall
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  • Crown Paints (Darwen) group at Greehead
  • At Greenhead Village Hall
  • Lambley Church
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  • Still cheerful at the Lambley checkpoint (and still leading the way)
  • Coming towards Lambley checkpoint
  • From Lambley Viaduct where many walkers stopped for photos
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  • First "walkers" pass Featherstone Castle
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  • Featherstone Bridge at last
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  • Welcome refreshments in the school hall
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  • No paparazzi please!
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  • The last walkers and the sweepers arrive before the deadline.
  • The last hill back to the school