Join us on our guided walk: Flowers of Walltown Quarry & the Whin Grassland
A wide range of plants to see including four species of orchid with the bonus of good views and some of the best stretches of Hadrian’s Wall
Our short walk provides a chance to explore the old Walltown Quarry site with its wide range of habitats from ponds to crags and diverse range of flora including several types of orchid. We then follow Hadrian’s Wall to just beyond Walltown Farm while enjoying the stunning views and some of the most impressive sections of the Wall. As a bonus, we also learn about the specialised plants of the Whin grassland.
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. Sorry, dogs are not allowed on this walk. If you have not already booked online, please pay on arrival.
Lace up your boots and enjoy a great time outside.
Duration: 4 hours
Distance: 4.5 miles
Category: Easy+ ; Short walks of 3-8km (2-5 miles). Paths may be rough or uneven with some short ascents and descents.
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.