Steel Rigg Circular

Event date:
3rd June 2022
The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre

If you only do one Hadrians Wall walk this might just be it. We start at the visitors centre at The Sill and climb up to Steel Rigg, where the views are fantastic.

We then walk the top of the Wall all the way to Housesteads, some would say the best bit. Some of this section is quite up and down and steppy, care is needed. We will pass Sycamore Gap and look down on Crag Lough. We wont be entering Housesteads Fort but you might like to return another time.

We now cross the fells and walk a section of the Stanegate down to Vindolanda, another place to return to, then on to the Stanegate again due west passed one of the few thatched houses in Northumberland, followed by a quiet lane back to The Sill.

Everything you need to know

Duration: 4 hours

Distance: 7 miles

Category: Moderate 6

Find more information to ensure this walk is right for you on our Walking Checklist page here.

Please note - dogs are not permitted on this guided walk.

Starting point (please meet here approximately 10 minutes before the walk 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

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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. 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.

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