Event details

30/09/2023 at 11:30 am
Walltown Country Park

As part of our Wellbeing Weekend join this easy circular walk. We start at the impressive Walltown Country Park then step back in time and walk along some of the most dramatic and lesser-known parts of Hadrian’s Wall.

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. Our friendly leaders have chosen easier routes and will walk at a pace suitable for all.

Walltown Country Park is formed from an old quarry site which closed in the 1970’s. The nature recovery that has taken place since then has left us with a fantastic site to start our walk. After exploring the country park, with its birdlife, ponds and peace labyrinth we will walk up to a conserved section of Hadrian’s Wall and walk along the Hadrian’s Wall National Trail.

We will pass the sites of two Roman turrets, a Roman milecastle and the scared spring, ‘King Arthur’s Well’ before returning via Walltown Farm.

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Everything you need to know

Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours
Distance: 2½ miles
Category: Easy  2

Please bring a packed lunch and water; dress for changeable weather and wear suitable footwear

Sorry, dogs are not allowed on these walks.

Terrain: Clear paths in Walltown country park. A short, steep climb through fields to the Wall, then a section of undulating path which can be rocky and slippery underfoot. The return from Walltown Farm is on a little used road. There is also one short steep set of steps as we return to the site which can be avoided if necessary.
Meeting place/walk start point:  Walltown Visitor Centre.
Postcode:  CA8 7HZ
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Getting there: By car, Walltown is signposted from the B6318. By Bus, The AD122 Hadrian’s Wall bus stops in Walltown Country Park Car Park. We will wait for the 11.40 to arrive and there is a return bus at 15.45. For the full bus timetable please click here.

Additional information:
Walltown Country Park has a small visitor centre and toilets. Car parking charges apply. Booking highly recommended.

Please ring The Sill National Landscape centre for further information: 01434 341 200 or email events@nnpa.org.uk.