A short walk from Walltown Visitor Centre car park. Free. Visit for: 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. With only one path in and out, there is no chance of getting lost. For more, click here.
Near Greenhead. 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.
What’s on offer
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.
Walltown is also a designated Dark Sky Discovery Site perfect for viewing the dark skies over the Northumberland National Park.
Walltown is next to the Carvoran Roman Army Museum and Hadrian’s Cycleway runs nearby. The Hadrian’s Wall Bus stops at Walltown or you can park for £4 per vehicle all day, with tickets transferable to other National Park car parks along the route of the wall. There are lock-ups for bikes and dogs under control are welcome.
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. Click here for details.