The summer sun shines on the beautiful Crag Lough. Photo by David Taylor.
This lake was formed by glaciers in the last Ice Age.
Visit for: Probably the best viewpoint of Hadrian’s Wall. You can see it snaking up and along the crags, with the lake of Crag Lough in the distance.
Explore Steel Rigg & Crag Lough on Google Street View
What’s on offer
Car parking at Steel Rigg car park – OS Map grid reference NY750676 – or 700m from Once Brewed National Park Visitor Centre. There is a daily charge of £4 per vehicle, per day, but tickets are transferable between Northumberland National Park car parks along the route of Hadrian’s Wall.
The mist rolls across the valley before impacting upon Steel Rigg, with Hadrian’s Wall perched on top. Photo by Roger Clegg.
Car: From the A1, follow the A69 and turn off onto Park Lane. Follow that road to the car park for Steel Rigg.
Set your alarm and join us for an early morning guided walk to hear the Dawn Chrous. ...
Dawn Chorus Walk
May 7, 2017, 5:30am - May 7, 2017, 8:00am
To celebrate International Dawn Chorus month join our Ecologist, Gill Thomson at Hareshaw Linn to listen to the beautiful dawn chorus.
Hareshaw Linn is rich in flora and fauna at this time of year, so come along and listen to the spectacular nature symphony.
Breakfast buttie and hot drink at 8:00am included in price.
Not suitable for under 8 yr olds. 8-16 yr olds must be accompanied by an adult.
To avoid disappointment we recommend you book your tickets in advance online as places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
As this is an outdoor event, please dress appropriately and wear appropriate footwear. As the weather can change, and it is early morning, please remember to bring waterproofs and warm clothing. Sorry, dogs are not allowed on this event.
For those wishing to use GPS/Sat-Nav 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 directions to locate the venue.
Search for St. Ethelreda on our guided walk next week. ...
Guided Walk - Search for St Ethelreda
May 3, 2017, 10:30am - May 3, 2017, 4:00pm
Join us on our guided walk; Search for St. Ethelreda.
Our walk begins by climbing up onto Laddies Knowe and then down to Elsdonburnshank en route to one of the possible sites of St Ethelreda’s Chapel close to the Border.
We return to Kirknewton via Sheep Dip and Elsdonburn.
Discover the best routes in the Northumberland National Park on our Volunteer 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.
Duration – 5.5 hours
Distance – 9 miles
Category – Strenuous