Join us on our guided walk: Sewingshields and Broomlee Lough
Lovely views and a chance to visit Broomlee Lough, a remnant of the last ice age 12,000 years ago now home to otters, our native crayfish and a wide variety of flowers.
Our walk begins with a climb up to Housesteads Fort before turning east to follow Hadrian’s Wall over Sewingshields Crag which provides excellent views of the surrounding countryside. The return to the north passes prehistoric monuments before skirting Broomlee Lough, a remnant of the last ice age and home to otters, our native crayfish and a diverse range of flora before picking up the Pennine Way for our return.
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: 4.5 hours
Distance: 7.5 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): Housesteads National Park Car Park, NE47 6NN
Directions: 9 miles west of Chollerford on the B6318. Meet outside the Visitor Centre (Hadrian’s Wall Bus stops here).
OS grid ref: NY 794 685
Postcode: NE47 6NN (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.