Event details

11/05/2024 at 11:00 am
The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre

West Tynedale Ramblers, Wellbeing Walk Leaders and National Park Volunteers have designed walks suitable for people wanting an introduction to the inspirational landscapes of Northumberland National Park. Whilst still more challenging than urban walks, our friendly leaders have chosen easier routes and will walk at a pace suitable for all.

This walk takes in some of the most photographed sections of Hadrian’s Wall. We walk around Crag Lough in the steps of the Romans to see and hear the evocative call of the Curlew, the emblem of Northumberland National Park, returning to nest. An RSPB Officer managing the CurlewLIFE study will accompany us, complete with tripod and telescope, and help identify the bird, informing us of what is being done to ensure its survival along with the identification of other species.

The walk starts from The Sill Landscape Discovery Centre crossing the military road to the Hadrian’s Wall footpath before joining the Military Way Roman Road to Sycamore Gap. From there we follow the Hadrian’s Wall trail to Hotbank for superb views of the Roman wall and Crag Lough. We leave the wall at Hotbank, walking through pasture land and taking in the magnificent views of the protected landscapes north of Crag Lough.

The walk continues past Peat Rigg to Steel Rigg and returns to The Sill where one can enjoy refreshments and the Exhibition.

Everything you need to know
Duration: 2.5 to3 hours
Distance: 4.25 miles
Category: Moderate 3
Find more information to ensure this walk is right for you on our Walking Checklist page here.

Please bring a packed lunch and water; dress for changeable weather and wear suitable footwear.
Sorry, dogs are not allowed on these walks.
Terrain: The walk starts and finishes on a clear tarmac roadside path and continues over farm tracks and footpaths over pastureland. There are gentle ascents and descents with one steep ascent.

Meeting place/walk start point: The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre, Bardon Mill, Hexham.
Postcode: NE47 7AN
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Additional information: Booking essential .
Please ring The Sill National Landscape centre for further information: 01434 341 200.
Parking Charges at The Sill apply

By purchasing tickets to this event, you agree to Northumberland National Park’s Booking Terms and Conditions, which can be found here.

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