Walking Hadrian’s Wall

One of the most popular walking routes on Hadrian’s Wall is the stretch from Housesteads Fort to Steel Rigg, one of the best viewing points along the Wall.

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You can park at Housesteads Car Park. Note: You pay for parking when you leave the site and your licence plate is scanned too…so don’t even think about it! 🙂

The National Trust operate the café and visitor’s centre. English Heritage manage Housesteads Roman Fort and Museum. The fort has examples of Roman barracks, hospital and has probably got the oldest examples of toilets on record!

The National Trust have compiled a Circular walking map of the route from Housesteads. It’s about 8 miles in total.

It is also possible to do a circular route from The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre where there is parking available. If you can, have a look at The Sill’s interpretive display showcasing the local area. The café upstairs has amazing views and the food is great too!

More about Steel Rigg here and the Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre here

If you only want to do a one way route from either the Sill or Housesteads, there is a bus that runs between the all sites on Hadrian’s Wall, aptly called the AD122 referencing the date work on Hadrian’s Wall began. Just be aware that the bus has limited availability during the winter months. Here is the timetable for the AD122 Bus Route

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All images used are personal photographs taken during a visit to Northumberland in October 2021.

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