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historic roman forts and camps

Brigantium & Bremenium Forts & Camps

Date: 30th April 2017
Time: 10:30 am  to  2:00 pm

Join our guided walk to Brigantium & Bremenium Forts & Camps

We start at the (now derelict) reconstructed roundhouse on the site of Brigantium Fort and climb gently to the ramparts of the fort of Bremenium which now forms the village of High Rochester.

Circling the fort we continue steadily upwards to the viewpoint at Ridley Crag and then head west to the location of a number of Roman marching camps. We march up Dere Street, literally in the footsteps of the Romans, towards the boundary now patrolled by the modern army, before returning past the site of further camps to our starting point.

Discover the best routes in the Northumberland National Park on our Guided Walks. Get outside, 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 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 – 3.5 hours

Distance – 5 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)Camien Café at Rochester

Directions: From Newcastle take the A696 north west signed ‘Jedburgh’. At Rochester Village the Camien Café car park is on the right on the same side of the road as the cafe.

OS Grid Ref: NY 829 981

Postcode: NE19 1RH

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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