Collision + Conflict first launches to audiences geographically nearby Gilsland & Greenhead from Friday 26 March 2021 and then wider as lockdown eases. You should follow up to date Government social distancing and travel guidelines when experiencing Collision + Conflict. Please check services and transport options before travelling.
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COLLISION + CONFLICT
The route is a circular walk and there are various car parks and on street parking though we suggest you start and end the walk at Walltown Country Park.
- Walltown Country Park Car Park (fees apply)
- Thirlwall Castle Car Park, between Greenhead and Longbyre along the B6318 (Free)
- On street car parking at Greenhead Village.
Hadrian’s Cycleway route passes next to Walltown Country Park.
Click HERE for a more information on Hadrian’s Cycleway
Walltown Country Park toilets (including disabled) and a Changing Places facility is open day and night, throughout the year.
The New Greenhead Tea Room and The Greenhead Hotel have toilets for customers.
The walk is approximately 7 kms / 4.3 miles and will take around 2-2.5 hours longer depending on how fast you walk or how many stops you take.
We suggest going at a leisurely pace and pause to listen, chat with your family or friends about what you enjoy or rest at the various picnic tables to enjoy the view or stop for picnic.
Some eateries are closed or only offering takeaway. Please check before visiting.
On the route
- The New Greenhead Tea Room, Greenhead
- The Greenhead Hotel, Greenhead
- Walltown Country Park visitors centre
- The Samson Inn, Gilsland
- House of Meg, Gilsland
- Blenkinsopp Castle Inn, Greenhead
Please make sure you have a fully charged phone before travelling. Bring your own phone charging cable and remember your headphones.
When we are allowed to open there will be power sockets at Green Croft Information Point if you need to recharge your phone halfway through the walk. (May 2021)
The nearest train station is Haltwhistle Rail Station, just over 4 miles away. It is located on the Tyne Valley Line serving the Newcastle - Carlisle trains.
AD122 and 185 bus services pick-up and drop off at Haltwhistle station.
There are picnic tables and outdoor seating at
- Green Croft On The Wall
- Walltown Country Park
- Greenhead Tea Room