Starting from outside the Sill. Facing the main entrance follow the path around the right hand side of the building to the wicket gate by the main road. Cross the road into the small woodland and turn left up the footpath alongside the road, heading uphill.
At the corner cross the road by Peel Bothy Cottage. Go through the gate signed 'Hadrian's Wall', keep to the left-hand path heading up to Hadrian's Wall. Go through the gate in Hadrian's Wall and turn right down the flagged path.
Climb up the steep stone steps to the top of Peel Crags and continue on the path alongside Hadrian's Wall as it goes up and down to Milecastle 39 and Sycamore Gap.
Continue on, up Highshield Crags where you look down to Crag Lough. Take care along the crags - steep drops!
Follow the path through the wood and go through the gate, then another gate on your right.
Cross over the farm track and keep to the path through the gate, signed 'Housesteads'. Follow the path up to the top of Hotbank Crags.
Go down the steep stone steps, at the Pennine Way sign (heading left), do not go through the gate. Instead, turn south (right) along the grassy track that zig-zags downhill to the main road.
At the road turn right and walk 50 metres, cross carefully, and head down the road signed 'Bardon Mill'. Go past Crindledykes Limekiln.
At the junction turn right and keep following the road downhill.
Turn right down the single track road signed 'Vindolanda'. Go past the entrance to Vindolanda Roman Fort, well worth a visit if you have time. Keep to the road, passing Causeway House with its heather thatched roof.
Turn right at the T-junction and head along the road until you come to The Sill on your left (entry is free and well worth a visit).