Northumberland Rocks - Walk and Talk

Event date:
28th November 2021
The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre

Join us for 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.  This awe-inspiring landscape was shaped by its geology; we humans are but latecomers.

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Everything you need to know

Duration: 5 hours

Distance: 5 miles

Category: Moderate

Starting point (please meet here approx 10 minutes before the start time): The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre

Grid Ref: NY 753 669

W3W: dragons.cuff.shorthand

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)

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.

Covid Security Measures and Booking Terms

Northumberland National Park operates our events in accordance with current government guidelines and our own strict and extensive risk assessments, in order to deliver an activities programme in a Covid-Secure manner.

We recommend familiarising yourself with our existing Booking Terms. Furthermore, we would like to draw your attention to the following conditions for all participants:

  • Please do not attend an event if you or any members of your household, are currently showing symptoms of Coronavirus: Fever, Continuous Cough, Loss of Taste/Smell.
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  • Participants must abide by any health and safety measures and requests made by deliverers, staff or volunteers, and follow national safety guidelines. Full advice on measures in place at The Sill can be found here.
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