- 03/03/2024 at 10:30 am
- Cawfields Quarry
A most interesting circular walk which starts in the Roman era and takes in a lovely stretch of Hadrians Wall but then shows how 18th and 19th century industrialisation transformed the area.
We start from the National Park car park at Cawfields and walk east, taking in the quarry and its lake , passed Milecastle 42. We might be lucky and get great 360 degree views from our high vantage point. The walk turns south across undulating fells and we work our way towards Haltwhistle and the southern end of its namesake burn. The walk returns to Cawfields using the burn as its handrail, passing heritage all along the way, so much to see.
Dress for changeable weather and wear suitable footwear. Bring a packed lunch, snacks and a drink for the break.
Dogs are not permitted at this event.
Duration: 4 hours
Distance: 6 miles
Meeting place/walk start point: Cawfields Quarry
Postcode: NE49 9PH
Grid Ref: NY 713 665
On the B6318 (Military Road), approx 1.5 miles west of the Sill Visitor Centre, turn right (north) onto a minor Road. Car Park is on the right after 1/4 mile
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.