GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Heddon on the Wall Walks

9 miles (14 km)

This village in Northumberland is located on the Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail.
It's a significant spot which includes the longest section of unbroken wall at its original and planned width, now known as Broad Wall. The area also includes the noteworthy St Andrew's church where you'll find Saxon features dating back to 680AD.
This walk from the village takes you along a section of the trail to visit the Tyne Riverside Country Park. The park features 200 acres of meadows, chalk grassland, woodland and river bank. It's located just over a mile south east of the village.
On the way you will also enjoy a riverside section along the River Tyne which flows just to the south of the settlement.
You can extend the walk by heading west along the river to visit Wylam. Here you could pay a visit to Stephenson's Cottage, the birthplace of railway pioneer, George Stephenson.
For more information on the history of this section of the wall see the informative English Heritage page.

Postcode

NE15 0ED - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Heddon on the Wall OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Heddon on the Wall Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Heddon on the Wall

  • Wylam - This pleasant riverside village is located in a lovely spot, a few miles west of Newcastle
  • Hadrian's Wall Path - Starting in Wallsend near the east coast of England, head across the country to Bowness-on-Solway along this wonderful trail that follows the famous Roman wall
  • Tyne Riverside Country Park - This park follows the River Tyne for four miles through 200 acres of meadows, chalk grassland, woodland and river bank
  • Hadrian's Wall Path - Starting in Wallsend near the east coast of England, head across the country to Bowness-on-Solway along this wonderful trail that follows the famous Roman wall
  • Gateshead - This major north east town has a number of good options for walkers with two significant waymarked trails running through the area
  • Whittle Dene Reservoir - Enjoy a circular walk around this scenic group of reservoirs next to Hadrian's Wall
  • Newburn to Wylam Walk - This circular walk takes you from Newburn to Wylam along a section of the River Tyne
  • Ponteland - This Northumberland based town is located just east of Newcastle
  • Ovingham - These two neighbouring villages are located in a pleasant spot on the River Tyne in Northumberland.
  • Keelmans Way - This 10 mile walking and cycling trail runs along the River Tyne from Wylam to the upper reaches of the Tyne and the Derwent Walk Country Park in Gateshead.
  • Clara Vale - This small village is located on the south bank of the River Tyne to the west of Newcastle in Tyne and Wear

Pubs/Cafes

The Three Tuns is located at 1 Military Rd, NE15 0BQ. They do a fine Sunday roast and have a garden area.

Photos

The Roman Wall at Heddon-on-the- Wall, Northumberland - geograph.org.uk - 3074568

The Roman Wall at Heddon-on-the- Wall, Northumberland

The Glebe Field, Heddon on the Wall - geograph.org.uk - 3906457

The Glebe Field, Heddon on the Wall

East section of the Roman Wall at Heddon on the Wall - geograph.org.uk - 2259306

East section of the Roman Wall

Memorial Park, Heddon on the Wall - geograph.org.uk - 2259776

Memorial Park

Visitor Centre, Tyne Riverside Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1987987

Visitor Centre, Tyne Riverside Country Park

River Tyne, Newburn - geograph.org.uk - 1897426

River Tyne, Newburn

Walking towards Newburn - geograph.org.uk - 2893975

Walking towards Newburn

Tyne Riverside Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1362753

Tyne Riverside Country Park

GPS Files

GPX File

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