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NorthYorkshireman
Barnard Castle, UK4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This section of Hadrians Wall is served by Steel Rigg car park. The car part costs £4 for 3 hours but that gives you plenty of time to walk at least to Sycamore Gap and back.
The path along the wall has some really steep and rocky sections but there are alternative paths which are easier to walk although they are further from the wall.
Written February 16, 2023
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roverdrover
Cheltenham, UK85 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Once we had negotiated the congested car parking we walked as far as my partner's mobility would allow but spent a considerable time taking to the two excellent staff on duty. I particularly commend long-serving Graham for his encyclopaedic knowledge of the site. The other Geordie staffer could not have been more helpful. Parking charge a little steep and should be cheaper for a short stop.
Written September 5, 2022
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Maninder S
Letchworth Garden City, UK122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Beautiful short 2-3 hours walk along Hadrian wall. Some great views all around. Parked at Steel Rigg car park. Easy to walk to Sycamore gap from Steel Rigg. Depending on how much time you got, you can shorten or lengthen the walk. We stayed at Langley Castle Hotel, beautiful place to stay just nearby.
Written August 21, 2021
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thimble
Hertfordshire, UK316 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We drove past most of the wall and pulled into the carpark near the quarry.. car park machine is a bit of a nightmare to work out.. nice gravel to walk on beautiful scenery but glad we took waterproofs as the heavens opened up! we walked to the turn stile and sheltered under the trees.. but it was a steep climb to the top and so decided to stay where we were.
Written August 13, 2020
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Steve T
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
a bit steep but initially but once your at the top the veiws are excellent and not far to the sycamore gap.
The only downside are the little bags of dog poo by the side of the path, if your dog messes bag it and take it with you or leave your dog at home. Please don't comment you leave the bags to collect later as many of the bag had been there weeks.
Written March 9, 2020
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Bubbles73uk
Weedon Bec, UK841 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This part of Hadrian's Wall is rocky, hilly and steep terrain but is graced with the most intact sections of wall and stunning views of the scenery of Northumberland National Park. Please don't forget you pay for parking, and I would advise wearing outdoors clothes, and good walking boots. A stick might be useful for some.
Written June 23, 2021
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Steve G
324 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Easy parking (pay) and you’re right there on Hadrian’s Wall. We didn’t venture too far east where you climb up a steep hill along the wall and continue 1/4-1/2 mile to Sycamore gap. If you want at least a good example of the wall itself, this is a fine example. Given its closeness and ease, it appears that being up against the wall for wheelchair users is possible.
Written May 21, 2024
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Peeceecee
Skipton, UK1,006 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Good starting point for visiting sections of Hadrian's wall. However, it is a strenuous climb up the huge rock outcrop but the views are worth it once you are up there. A nice walk along to the much photographed Sycamore gap or further afield if you have the inclination and the energy.
Written September 14, 2020
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Bibcay
Gateshead, UK4,308 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
This is great. Sycamore gap is crazy good and weird. The view to the rock formation and the lake is fantastic.
Written September 1, 2020
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JGrant44
Cork, Ireland328 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Never been to Hadrian's Wall before and we parked the car at Steel Rigg. What a great choice.

We took the obvious path out of the carpark heading for the crags and the lakes. What a stunning walk and to see the geometrically perfect Hadrain's wall (perfect in places that is) was superb. So different and contrasting to the irregular dry stone walls to be found on the area. Straight roads and perfect blocks for walls, those Romans were not slipshod and begs the question how come fiats are known for being unreliable?

There are plenty of ups and downs but nothing too strenuous. Sycamore Gap then suddenly comes upon you, the scene where Morgan Freeman meets Kevin Costner in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. So iconic and beautiful. Carrying on we walked on top of a blff overlooking the tarn and made our way towards the farm that stood out a mile, all this way walking along by Hadrian's Wall - no problems with navigation thanks to the wall and obvious path.

From here we could see an obvious looped trail and while this meant we continued on for a good way before returning it was well worth it top come back by a different and flatter route.

We were impressed, hope you will be too. In terms of footwear I would definitely recommend walking boots - the ground can get quite soft and muddy and some parts are quite steep - but not for very long.
Written December 30, 2019
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