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Aesica Roman Fort and Hadrian’s Wall

Date: 18th June 2017
Time: 10:30 am  to  3:00 pm

Join us on our guided walk: Aesica Roman Fort and Hadrian’s Wall

A fascinating walk with stunning views, a Roman Fort complete with altar and a house with connections to an executed bishop.

Join us to learn a little about the fascinating history of the area.  This figure of eight walk along Hadrian’s Wall passes King Arthur’s Well, Walltown Farm with its connection to ‘Bloody Mary’ before visiting Aesica fort with it’s interesting altar.  Learn how, over the centuries, man has recycled the Roman masonry and how his activities have been influenced by the geology of the area.

Discover the best routes in the Northumberland National Park on our Volunteer Guided Walks. Get outside and enjoy your time walking and leave the planning and navigation to us; it’s what we’re best at.

Nobody knows the best places to walk in the National Park like our volunteers so you’ll never be short of local history, stories, features and viewpoints.

Places for this walk should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment and in the event we need to contact you to cancel or postpone due to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Please dress for changeable weather, wear walking boots or shoes and bring drinks and snacks. Whilst well behaved dogs on leads are welcome, please take note of any specific instructions by the walk leader and the concerns of others.  If you have not already booked online, please pay on arrival.

Lace up your boots and enjoy a great time outside.

Duration: 4.5 hours

Distance: 6 miles

Category: Moderate – medium length walks of 5-16km (3-10 miles) on hilly ground with rising and falling levels. A reasonable level of fitness is required.

Starting point (please meet here approx 10 minutes before the start time): Walltown Quarry Country Park (National Park car park)

Directions: On the A69 (Newcastle to Carlisle road) take the B6318, signed ‘Greenhead’ after 1 mile take a left to Walltown. Walltown car park is just past the Roman Army museum on the right (Hadrian’s Wall Bus stops here).

OS Grid Ref: NY 669 659

Postcode: CA8 7JD (general area)

For those wishing to use GPS/Sat-Nav to find walk start points please note that, particularly in open country, postcodes cover a large area, so, whilst the postcode will get you to the right general area, you will still need to follow the detailed directions to locate the actual Walk Start Point.

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