A WALKING charity has teamed up with organisers of the Hadrian's Wall 1900 Festival as part of its birthday celebrations.

Hexham Ramblers will run a series of guided walks to celebrate the 1900th anniversary of Hadrian's Wall.

The monthly walks will cover distances of between eight and 13 miles, and combine stretches of walking on the wall with visits to some of the landscapes and historic sites around it.

“We are delighted to be part of the 1900th anniversary celebrations,” said Nick Markson, of the Ramblers.

“Hadrian’s Wall is such an important part of the region’s heritage and it is a wonderful walking country, as the popularity of the national trail along the wall shows so well.”

The next walk will be on Sunday, June 26 and starts at Simonburn from 10.15am, joining the wall at Sewing Shields and leaving it again at Brocolitia.

Other walks in the series include visits to Walltown Crags, Cawfields, Heavenfields church and battle site, Sycamore Gap and the Vallum.

Places are on the walks are free but shoud be booked on the Ramblers' website at:www.ramblers.org.uk/hexham 

Walkers do not have to be members of Ramblers to take part.

Hexham Ramblers is part of The Ramblers - a charity dedicated to removing barriers so everyone can enjoy walking in green spaces, and to preserving and improving hundreds of thousands of miles of well-loved paths, tracks and trails across England, Scotland, and Wales.