Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall

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Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall

Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Hiking Trails • Scenic Walking Areas
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Built by the Roman Emporer Hadrian in AD 122, the remnants of this ancient wall stretches 73 miles from Wallsend-on-Tyne to Bowness-on-Solway.
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jersey45
Bristol, UK199 contributions
Stunning views of Hadrian's Wall
Oct 2021
We walked from the Roman Army Museum to Walltown Crags on the path through the trees till we reached Hadrian's Wall. The view of the wall and surrounding area was stunning.
It really showed how the wall must have been and the children loved it. They were impressed and were glad we walked from the museum to see it.
Best to see after a visit to the museum as it will bring history to life.
Written November 15, 2021
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Laura T
Middlesbrough, UK5,423 contributions
walking coast to coast along Hadrian's Wall during a heatwave - best views of the wall along this stretch
Jul 2021
Hadrian's Wall is very picturesque here, stretching up the hills before you into the distance and this makes for some great photos. There are good stretches of wall to see before and after Turret 45a at Walltown Craggs.

We did not have long to explore the area or the Country Park as we had a full day of hiking along the wall to reach our B&B, but the area is very scenic and the paths are very good, with options of several nice walks.

The Visitor Centre at Walltown is open 10am to 5pm daily, the helpful staff provide information and light refreshments. There are lots of benches around the site. The toilets are well kept and clean.

The old quarry at Walltown Quarry Country Park is now a lake. There are a couple of picnic tables here but this quarry lake is not as scenic as Cawfield Quarry, which we passed by shortly afterwards as we continued walking to the East coast.

This day's hike offered us some of the most scenic stretches of the wall; walking 15kms from Gilsland to Steel Rigg. We recommend a meal at Twice Brewed Inn if in the area too!
Written September 6, 2021
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philipJulie07
Ware, United Kingdom14 contributions
Hadrian’s wall visit
Aug 2021
Wow. Always wanted to see Hadrian’s wall and what a place to see it. Car park close by and a short walk got us to the wall. Beautiful views from the wall
Written August 25, 2021
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Tigi_Higgins
Mendip Hills Somerset719 contributions
So much History
Jul 2021
Wonderful to see Hadrians Wall in all its Glory. Can highly recommend. There are guide books available locally to help you get the best out of the experience

Written July 23, 2021
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Bubbles73uk
Weedon Bec, UK761 contributions
Well preserved section of wall
Jun 2021
Hilly terrain characterises this area - & it has one of the best stretches of the Wall to walk along. Spectacular views! Walltown Quarry is a good spot to stop for a picnic lunch - there's also a walk around the quarry and a peace labyrinth. Well worth a visit.
Written June 25, 2021
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Helen R
Hexham, UK238 contributions
Beautiful Walk
Sep 2020 • Couples
No better place for a brisk Sunday walk along Hadrian’s wall. Easy pay and display car park, well signposted tracks and the most spectacular views.
Written September 30, 2020
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Joyce W
Wallsend, England137 contributions
Good place to have a picnic
Sep 2020
Good picnic site with public toilets. Due to the Covid situation, the cafe is only open certain days - but the opening hours information is given on their website.
Good for short walks
Written September 23, 2020
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Emily R
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK19 contributions
Lovely Walk with a bit of history
Jun 2019
I visited with my husband. We had a lovely walk, since we lucked out on the weather. it was interesting to try and read the landscape and imagine what it was like for the Romans.
Written March 6, 2020
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pharming_48
Halifax, Canada359 contributions
Classic countryside
May 2019
The pastoral region of Northern England is classic. People out and about in the rolling countryside, biking, hiking, walking and having a cuppa.
Written December 2, 2019
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Osteogirl2014
Basingstoke, UK42 contributions
Historical site
Nov 2019 • Friends
This is a great place to view some of hadrians wall . Very atmospheric and near the Sill centre which serves lovely snacks and drinks before your walk :))
Written November 21, 2019
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