Haltwhistle Walking Festival is bringing the community together again with its autumn walks, which give walkers a chance to explore the beautiful and historic Northumbrian countryside.

This year’s walkers can follow in the footsteps of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, who visited the Tees and Allen Valleys over 250 years ago.

This three-day trail was devised by festival stalwart Ann Potter, and will take walkers through three different operating chapels and a number of mining locations where John preached.

There are 22 guided walks available. For the leisurely walker the Waters’ Meet Walk will pass through the salmon leap and gives walkers a chance to possibly spot the fish jumping.

More experienced walkers might enjoy the eight-mile Roman Experience trail which covers Crindledykes and the Wall, or the Long Weekend Walk from Wark to Housesteads which will pass through a prehistoric burial site now open to the public.

The festival runs from September 29 to October 7 and a full list of walks can be found on the Haltwhistle Autumn Festival website.