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Advance warning: A motor rally event will be taking place in Wark Forest in Northumberland on 17th September 2023 which will impact walkers on the Pennine Way. The section of trail which includes the affected areas is shown highlighted on the map.
Hexham & District Motor Club are running the Kielder Targa Rally in the area and part of their route is through a section of Wark Forest. The rally stages will follow the forest roads and this includes a 700 metre section of the Pennine Way near Mollerstead Sike. The southernmost end of the highlighted section shown on the map shows the start of this section which continues north for 700 metres. Walkers on this section of trail may encounter rally marshals and could be asked to wait for a short time for safety reasons; marshals will also be able to stop cars to enable walkers to pass through safely.
In addition to the above, the rally will also cross the Pennine Way at two points further north within the plantation north of Haughton Common (as shown on the highlighted route on the map). The crossing points will be marshalled.