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Sycamore Gap

Pennine Way, Northumberland National Park, England
+44 1434 321888
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Iconic sooo windy you wonder how the tree survived

Park at steel rigg car park £2 per hour about 40 leisurely walk either follow the wall path up and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
john2445
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york
Worth a visit

This is a must see bucket list. The classic view is actually from a field south of the wall or from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
NigelAlisonJnJ
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“car park” (32 reviews)
“steel rigg” (26 reviews)
“robin hood” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Pennine Way, Northumberland National Park, England
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+44 1434 321888
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"car park"
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"steel rigg"
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"robin hood"
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"kevin costner"
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"great walk"
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"well worth the effort"
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"hadrian's wall"
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"walking boots"
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"military road"
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"housesteads roman fort"
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"photo opportunity"
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"circular walk"
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"fantastic views"
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"steep steps"
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"iconic view"
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"famous tree"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Park at steel rigg car park £2 per hour about 40 leisurely walk either follow the wall path up and down a few steep climbs/descents certainly not for anyone who is injured or disabled. Easier route is to bare right at the first gate and...More

Thank john2445
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see bucket list. The classic view is actually from a field south of the wall or from a car passing. Beware of stopping on the road like a tourist as its obscured in a dip and people do travel along here...More

Thank NigelAlisonJnJ
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

If you like a gently challenging walk (especially on a bright day) this is lovely. Pretty easy walking apart from the steep-ish stones to get your up and down the gaps. You get some fabulous views and a hint at the might of Hadrian's Wall....More

Thank DiverHP
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

We had seen this place in the film and on postcards and in a painting at our rented cottage.So we was doing a car tour of Hadrians wall when we went passed the iconic tree .Being elderly we was not up to walking to it....More

Thank lottie49
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

We parked at the Steel Rigg Car Park (for a small fee) and then walked along the footpath to sycamore gap. Its a stunning place, little around it, very pretty and unspoilt. and we really enjoyed it. We did stop MANY times just to get...More

Thank purpleelle
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

We parked at the Steel Rigg Car Park (small charge) and followed the signs to Sycamore Gap . My Wife is not that mobile so she could not climb the very steep section we came to so I said I would film it and she...More

Thank David P
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful surroundings, great part of the wall to visit & recognisable from the Robin Hood film. Once off the road look for the higher paths / gates to avoid the mud. The Sill is a great place to visit really clean & modern with very...More

1  Thank robertgarvie
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We parked up at The Sill which is a great place to get information on the local area with a YHA hostel attached. It is a short walk (albeit with a few ascents and deacents) to Sycamore Gap and just one more ascent to Steel...More

Thank Loretta R
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We walked along the wall to see the Sycamore Gap. There were some steep ascents and descents, but on the way back we chose a lower footpath. All in all good to see this historic and iconic place

3  Thank olibot
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Started the walk from steal Riggs car park it was £4 for all day and we did a circle route and it was really nice day and a lovely walk it was great to see the wall and the tree from all angles

1  Thank Craig B
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Tracy D
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Response from bea_lansbury |
We visited yesterday. We took the train from Newcastle and got off at Bardon Mill (Newcastle to Carlisle route). We then walked approx. three miles along road to the junction with Once Brewed which is where the trail starts... More
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