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Eyrie Sight just One Tree

This was my second attempt to go to Sycamore Gap and made it this time albeit to see it only from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Essex, England
Beautiful scenic walk

We parked our car at the Sill and went for a walk to Sycamore Gap along the Hardians wall... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul B
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Pennine Way / Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland National Park, England
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All reviews car park steel rigg robin hood kevin costner great walk hadrian's wall well worth the effort circular walk housesteads roman fort photo opportunity amazing views per hour iconic view easy walk mile castle few minutes some great photos
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank janetreeves
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

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

1  Thank GeoForce
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Came for a walk here setting off from Housesteads. Nice easy walk which can be extended, very scenic and well preserved parts of Hadrian’s wall on view. Lovely view over the Northumberland countryside

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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We passed this on our way from west to east, nothing special apart from the fact that it’s been used in a Robin Hood film...

Thank IanfromTempland
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We drove past Sycamore gap on the way to Housesteads carpark and then we walked to it on foot. I must admit that it looks far more spectacular from a distance. It is a good photo opportunity and the scenery is nice. It was nice...More

1  Thank acs1984
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

If you want to see Hadrian’s Wall then here is a good spot . It’s steep so wear the right footwear . Great views of Crag Lough and Sycamore gap . See the tree from the scene in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves .

1  Thank JRP-Bkk
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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