There are few places on earth as dramatic as Walltown Crags, which dips through sweeping volcanic rock cliffs and offers incredible views of Hadrian’s Wall.
Walltown Crags Walk
A scenic route of Hadrian’s Wall runs along the crags of the Whin Sill, making it one of the best places to see it. Here, not only is the Wall extremely well maintained, but it also displays how the builders dealt with massive outcrops of natural rock, sometimes integrating them into the Wall and at other times having them practically impeding it.
Originally built as a freestanding structure, the Walltown turret stands at one end of the wall.
The site can be extended into a full day out by visiting Birdoswald Fort and Housesteads Roman Fort. There are several scenics, circular routes in the area, so park at Walltown Visitor Centre and plan your route once you arrive.
If you wish, you can enjoy your trip with a picnic, as there are many beautiful spots where you can spread a blanket to admire the views.
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