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Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall

| Greenhead, Hexham, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Built by the Roman Emporer Hadrian in AD 122, the remnants of this ancient wall stretches 73 miles from Wallsend-on-Tyne to Bowness-on-Solway.
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| Greenhead, Hexham, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We parked in the Walltown Quarry car park for £1 per hour and walked on some rough paths, through a gate then uphill through a field with sheep in it to reach the top where there are some fantastic views. The sections of Hadrian's wall...More

Thank maisymeg
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked over Walltown Crags while walking from Steel Rigg to Housesteads. It is quite steep but the wall is very visible at this point and there are magnificent views over the area. A very popular site due to the car park in the quarry...More

Thank 938fjg
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This part of the Hadrian's Wall Path isn't easy; it's pretty blooming hard if you ask me. I have visual disabilities so that's my excuse. However, the views, oh my goodness the views are spectacular and worth the aching feet. The wall itself is quite...More

Thank Carrie G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hadrian’s Wall at Walltown (Crags) & only a few miles from the town of Holtwhistle (which in its own right is reputed to be the centre of Britain). Arguably one of the finest places to see/walk the most spectacular section of the wall. Here it...More

Thank Gregory O
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Easy parking by the old water filled quarry then a fairly long up hill climb,of course you could always take a cooling swim when back.

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We’ve visited the area a number of times and have enjoyed the walking and views from the top of Walltown Crags. It’s not overcrowded and in fact on one day in late April we had the whole place to ourselves. Our challenge this visit was...More

Thank LuluDol
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

its a stiff walk fron the carpark to the top of the crag but there are good views from the top, unless you are going to venture east along the wall dont put more than 1 hour on the carpark.

Thank Ian H
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Went with my wife to visit Hadrian's wall just as the beast fom the east snows hit Northumberland. Sunny and magnificent in the afternoon turned to snowdrifts overnight. Utterly magical snow-covered crags, deeply threatening dark lakes and goblins hiding behind every crag. Uniquely splendid.

Thank TimDavison
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We had great weather so the views were magnificent. We were early in the morning before the cafe opened so can't give an opinion.

Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

I have walked from Steel Rigg carpark on many occasions over the past 45 years and pulled in last Sunday, Feb 24th to find the parking fees have gone from £3.00 for the day to £2 per hour. I had intentions of being out on...More

2  Thank Michael O
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Winifred S
19 May 2018|
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Response from LuluDol | Reviewed this property |
Hi Winifred, it depends on what part/s of the wall you want to visit. The middle section is the one we always visit. If you are looking at the areas between Banks Turret and Chesters Roman Fort you really don’t need a guide... More
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Larry T
31 May 2017|
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Response from Ian S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Larry, Housesteads is not the easiest of places to get to without a car! Time has a bearing on matters too! You can take public transport eg inter city train to Newcastle, then local train to Haltwhistle, then Hadrians... More
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Pattty
24 April 2017|
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Response from Ian S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, - can't specifically answer your question but there are companies out there that do this. Met an ageing group of American tourists recently who were doing exactly that. I was sat just outside the museum at... More
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