GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Walltown Crags

4 miles (6 km)

Visit one of the best preserved sections of Hadrian's Wallon this short walk in Northumberland. The walk starts at the car park near Greenhead and follows the Hadrian's Wall Path to Walltown Crags. There are splendid views towards Haltwhistle and the River South Tyne.
The route also includes a waterside section along the Tipalt Burn, before passing through Greenhead and returning to the car park.


CA8 7HY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head west along the Hadrian's Wall Path and you will soon come to Birdoswald Roman Fort. The fort is the mostimpressive of the remaining defences along the Wall today. Housesteads fort with its visitor centre and museum is a little further away to the east.
If you head a few miles west along the wall there's another historic local highlight at Lanercost Priory. The English heritage run site was originally founded in 1169 as an Augustinian monastery. Today the substantial priory ruins are well worth a visit for the fascinating history and architecure.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Northumberland Walks and Northumberland National Park Walks pages.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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Sheep below Walltown Crags. On the back slope below Turret 45A on Hadrian's Wall.

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Pasture and sign near the car park

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Hadrian's Wall at Walltown Crags. A particularly striking and well-preserved section of Hadrian's Wall as seen from Hadrians Wall National Trail which runs 84 miles from Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend.

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The Whin Sill has been extensively quarried at Walltown. Hadrian's Wall follows the crest of the crags, to the right of the image.

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This lake is evidence of the extensive quarrying in the past along the line of Hadrian's Wall at Walltown.

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View from the Crags. Looking south-east from Hadrian's Wall near Turret 45A. The Vallum lies in the floor of the nearest valley. The skyline lies beyond the valley of the South Tyne.

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View from the Crags. Looking north-east from near Turret 45A on Hadrian's Wall, one gets a feeling of infinite space in the lonely country stretching towards Wark Forest in the Kielder Forest Park.

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Nice view along the site. Taken in October 2007


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