Event details

25/05/2024 at 11:45 am
Walltown Country Park

Our Walk to Wellbeing Programme is the easy way to get out and get healthy in Northumberland National Park.  
West Tynedale Health Walk Leaders and National Park Volunteers have designed and are leading walks suitable for people wanting an easy introduction to the inspirational landscapes of Northumberland National Park.

This walk is rocks and Romans, coal and chives – and beside that In spring the gorge of the Tipalt Burn can be a woodland flower delight.  From the Walltown National Park Visitor Centre, the walk descends past the Roman Army Museum to Greenhead village, and then follows a pretty path along the Tipalt Burn past Thirlwall Castle to the footbridge – and stepping stones – at Cairney Croft.  Crossing the burn, the walk rises across farmland and rough pasture past High Old Shields to the gap at King Arthurs Well and its curious flora.  The route returns to Walltown Quarry, the country park, hard rock trail and potential refreshments along a quiet minor road.

Distance:4.75 miles

Terrain:Good footpaths and rough farm tracks over farmland with a little rough pastureland.  There are moderate ascents and descents and a couple of places where it is likely to be wet underfoot.  Depending on rainfall before the walk we may divert to avoid a potential flood.  The walk finishes on a quiet tarmac road before re-entering Walltown Quarry.
Meeting place/walk start point: Walltown Quarry, Greenhead, Brampton.  Grid Reference NY668659
Postcode: CA8 7JB (although this is not particularly precise)
Getting there: Parking Charges Apply
AD122 Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus is scheduled to stop at Walltown Quarry at 11:40.
See AD122 for full timetable and fares.  The walk will wait for the bus.

Additional information:
Booking advisable.
Please ring The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre for further information: 01434 341 200.

Dress for changeable weather and wear suitable footwear.  Bring some water, drinks and snacks with you too.  Sorry, dogs are not allowed on these walks.

For other short Health Walks in West Northumberland with our partners see Active Northumberland

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