Northumberland Rocks - Walk and Talk

Event date:
1st August 2021
The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre

An informative circular walk along and to the north of Hadrian’s Wall. We will explore the landscape and history and the rocks which underpin it all.

The event will start with a presentation in The Sill on the rocks and geological history of the area and how they have influenced the landscape. We will then take our walk and see at first hand the rocks themselves and understand how they and geological processes have shaped the terrain.

The walk, which involves some quite steep, though short, stepped ascents and descents, will provide opportunity to understand how different environments and changing climates in the past have moulded our region, as well as offering majestic views of the local countryside and The Wall.

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Everything you need to know

Duration: 5 hours

Distance: 5 miles

Category: Moderate

Sorry, dogs are not allowed on this walk.

Starting point (please meet here approx. 10 minutes before the start time):

The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre

On the B6318 (Military Road). An hour’s car journey west from the centre of Newcastle and 45 mins east from Carlisle (Hadrian’s Wall Bus stops here)

OS Grid Ref: NY 752 668

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.