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Moderate walk with some great views

Great little walk this just over five miles and about a moderate in effort ,would recommend good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Simon B
Penrith, England, United Kingdom
Great walk, great scenery.

Parked in Housesteads carpark (a little expensive, but because you pay on the way out you don't... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little walk this just over five miles and about a moderate in effort ,would recommend good boots as can get muddy and slippery in places.Some great views as you walk along the wall. It's very exposed to the elements so wrap up warm as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Simon B
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Parked in Housesteads carpark (a little expensive, but because you pay on the way out you don't have to rush). So a leisurely stroll around the Roman fort and then following Hadrian's wall we hiked uphill and downhill (lost count how many times we climbed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MikeHusband
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

A friend and I traveled to Northumberland with the specific intention to do a photoshoot at this famous landmark and were not disappointed by its rugged beauty. We parked at Steelrig car park - charges payable 365 days of the year and the card payment...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank PolishTraveller
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Great walk for the the dogs, quite hilly in places and the steps coming down can be slippery. It’s well sign posted for the safest route and you get some amazing views. The sycamore tree is quite impressive on its own.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Claire N
Reviewed 12 October 2018

This was my second attempt to go to Sycamore Gap and made it this time albeit to see it only from the road as I was running out of time, the plan was to park at Steel Rigg and walk along the Hadrian's wall path...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We parked our car at the Sill and went for a walk to Sycamore Gap along the Hardians wall. Beautiful scenic route although there are a few steep climbs that look tougher than they actually are. The view of the tree was breathtaking. There is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

A great place to visit. Took a walk along the wall from Housesteads Fort and up to Sycamore Gap and back. Well worth the effort. Once again however we found a member of staff at the Museum very short with us when we asked for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank janetreeves
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We parked up at Steel Rigg car park and did the circular walk from here as we had a map for this walk but you can also do a circular walk from Housesteads. You do have to pay for the car park which is quite...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kep70
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Smashing walk, around 6 miles from Housesteads car park & return. Beautiful walk through woods just before Sycamore Gap, with views over the lough, returned partly on the military way. Several people about, as expected but chose a weekday so not too busy. As you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Rolfies
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Sycamore Gap is a lovely stop along Hadrian's wall whether walking the length or just driving along the B6318. Great views and very extremely picturesque especially at sunset. No facilities on-site but only a short distance down the road from Once Brewed or along the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Graham T
8 June 2018|
Response from 938fjg | Reviewed this property |
It is listed as number 2 of best things to do in Northumberland National Park. As for its location being in Rothbury,I suspect whoever listed it first didn't know its exact location so put it in Rothbury. I have found... More
Tracy D
2 June 2016|
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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