Event Details

Event date:
10:30 am
Steel Rigg Car Park

A rare chance to do some “lough” bagging with some unusual plants and plenty of evidence of otters and crayfish.

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About the walk

Our walk begins by using the boardwalk through reed beds to the National Nature Reserve at Greenlee Lough.

We then head east to pick up the Pennine Way before going around the shoreline of Broomlee Lough with its contrasting geology and flora and which is home to otters and our native crayfish. Our return leg provides excellent views of Hadrian’s Wall from the north before we finish by passing Crag Lough, the last of the three loughs, all relics of the last Ice Age more than 10,000 years ago.

Everything you need to know

Duration: 5.5 hrs

Distance: 8.5 miles

Category: Strenuous.  Long and energetic walks up to 18km.(11miles) Some ascents and descents may be quite steep, and on loose material. A good level of fitness is needed.

Starting point (please meet here approx 10 minutes before the start time):  Steel Rigg National Park Car Park, Henshaw, NE47 7AN

Directions: On the Military Road (B6318) at The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre junction, turn north and follow the road around 0.5 miles to Steel Rigg car park  (Hadrian’s Wall Bus stops at the junction)

OS Grid Ref: NY 751 677

Postcode:  NE47 7AN

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.