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Walk 1198 - Hadrian's Wall from Steel Rigg

Nat Park   Northumberland
County/Area   Northumberland
AuthorLou Johnson
Length8.0 miles / 13 km
Ascent1250 feet / 379 metres


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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Suggested Maps

It is recommended you take a map with you when following a walk route. The preferred scale is 1:25000 used by the Explorer series.

OS ExplorerSheet OL43
OS LandrangerSheet 86
OS LandrangerSheet 87

Note : If two maps are listed at the same scale then either (a) both are required for full coverage of the route or (b) the route is covered on both maps.

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Grade - easy/moderate
Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km

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Hadrian's Wall - Walltown Crags & Aesica
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Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km

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Grade - hard
Length - 20.0 miles / 32.5 km

Walk 1477 - 11.2 miles / 18.0 km away
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Grade - moderate
Length - 14.3 miles / 23.2 km

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Grade - moderate
Length - 16.0 miles / 26 km

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Length - 13.1 miles / 21.3 km

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Length - 3.8 miles / 6.1 km

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Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

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Grade - moderate/hard
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km

Walk 3274 - 23.2 miles / 37.2 km away
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Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

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


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