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Our Northumberland – Hadrian’s Wall

Our tours are based on our favourite places so, naturally, #1 on our list of walks on Hadrian’s Wall is our signature tour – Roam with The Romans.

Most visitors make a beeline for the honey pot, Sycamore Gap. Steel Rigg is stunning and well worth the visit. Accept that hundreds of other people will be joining you for a walk along that stretch of Hadrian’s Wall.

Our place of choice is Cawfields, a tranquil and secluded site. We often have the place to ourselves. The views over the Northumberland National Park and the North Pennines are breath-taking. The surrounding fields are filled with archaeology… if you know where to look.

Another favourite walk along this National Trail is Walltown. Here you will find the highest remaining sections of Hadrian’s Wall, approximately 6-7ft in places.

There is a lovely little walk on the Northumbria/Cumbria border, walking west from Gilsland to Birdoswald Roman Fort.

One of the best views of Hadrian’s Wall is a couple miles to the south. This little gem of a walk is definitely one of our Top 10 Walks in Northumberland. From Bardon Mill you walk up over Thongrafton Common and ‘top out’ next to The Longstone, overlooking Vindolanda. From here you can see The Roman Wall snake along the Whin Sill. It’s epic.

A great books to discover new walks in the Tyne Valley is: Walking The Northumberland Dales – Hadrian’s Wall Country by Jennifer Norderhaug & Barbara Thompson

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