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Sycamore Gap

Pennine Way, Northumberland National Park, England
+44 1434 321888
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A walk from Housesteads Roman Fort

We decided on a walk to Sycamore Gap as it was a place I've wanted to visit. I love visiting places... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael S
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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
via mobile
Worth the effort

Started from the Sill and approximately 1 1/2 miles with a few steep climbs but worth going. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jgbclyde
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Giffnock, United Kingdom
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  • Average3%
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“car park” (33 reviews)
“steel rigg” (27 reviews)
“robin hood” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Pennine Way, Northumberland National Park, England
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"great walk"
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"fantastic views"
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"iconic view"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided on a walk to Sycamore Gap as it was a place I've wanted to visit. I love visiting places that have been used in films (Durham / Alnwick Castle for Harry Potter & Blast Beach, Seaham for Alien 3 to name a few),...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started from the Sill and approximately 1 1/2 miles with a few steep climbs but worth going. I found it quite atmospheric and could imagine Roman soldiers standing watch on the wall. Wall well preserved for long parts and dry stone dykes along he way.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We parked at Steel Rigg car park and walked all along the wall, to Sycamore Gap and onward. It was a rainy wet and windy day but that didn’t take away from the beauty of this stunning area. It is defiantly somewhere you have to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did a circular walk which took in milecastle 39 sycamore gap and three loughs. as you walk along the views just keep getting better and better. The wall is exposed so you need to be dressed for the weather. It is agreat waik but you...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

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

2  Thank john2445
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 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

1  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

1  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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Tracy D
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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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