Beautiful spot for a picnic near Hadrian's Wall

It’s great to explore Walltown with its tall crags around the large hollow left after quarrying. Here you can see how Hadrian’s Wall was built on the sheer north-facing edge of a great wave of volcanic rock.

Walltown features woodland, meadows, wildlife lakes car parking, toilets, café and firm paths. The pleasant circular walks can be enjoyed by everyone, including those in wheelchairs and buggies.

Peace Labyrinth

A chance to walk through thousands of willow plants in 20 different colours. It was designed by artists Glynis Rose and Ruth Gownland and planted in 2011.

The labyrinth constructed at Walltown is accessible to everyone, including wheelchair users, and is based on the pattern of the seven path Cretan labyrinth. More than 1000 willow trees have been planted to create the walls, using over 20 different varieties and a range of colours. The trees, once fully grown, will form a giant labyrinth measuring more than 150 feet in diameter. With only one path in and out, there is no chance of getting lost.

National Parks Week at Walltown

Walltown is our annual home to our National Parks Week celebrations. The impressive Walltown Crags are a great place for climbing.

Dark Sky Discovery

Walltown is also a designated Dark Sky Discovery Site perfect for viewing the dark skies over the Northumberland National Park. Dark Sky Discovery Sites are places that:

  • are away from the worst of any local light pollution
  • provide good sightlines of the sky
  • have good public access, including firm ground for wheelchairs. The sites are generally freely accessible at all times – please check the links for any special access arrangements.

Getting there

Car

From the A1, follow A69 to the B630. Take the Glenwhelt Bank/B6318 to your destination.

Bus

The Hadrian’s Wall Bus stops at Walltown.

Dave Richardson

Volunteer Coordinator

With a young family, we find ourselves returning to Walltown Country Park on Hadrian’s Wall time after time. We take a picnic and walk our dogs. The accessible paths are great for our three-year-old on his balance bike and there’s plenty of space for him to run around.