Walk 1198

Hadrian's Wall from Steel Rigg

Nat Park - Northumberland

County/Area - Northumberland

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Ascent - 1250 feet / 379 metres

Grade - moderate

This walk covers a section of Hadrian's Wall. Starting from Steel Rigg, Northumbria National Park, the route includes a visit to Housesteads Fort and the dramatic scenery of Hotbank Crags and Crag Lough. The route along the wall has many ups and downs but does provide you with a chance to walk in the footsteps of the Roman Legions.

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Walk Description

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- OS Explorer - Sheet OL43 BUY MAP

- OS Landranger - Sheet 86 BUY MAP

- OS Landranger - Sheet 87 BUY MAP

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Area Information

Northumberland NP

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