LOCAL WALKS

If you cannot find some decent walks in the largest, and least populated county in England, there must be something seriously wrong.

At the hotel we have details of a number of walks, but here are a sample:

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1. Aydon Castle - 5 1/2 Kilometres
A pleasant walk over a mixture of pretty dene side paths and farmland, leading to the old fortified manor house called Aydon Castle, which is set on a prominent position overlooking the dene.

2. Whitley Chapel & Juniper - 4 Kilometres
The walk is mixed, varying between pastures and woodland, and involves virtually no ascent after the short climb up the side of the burn near Whitley Mill.

3. Blanchland - Pennypie Fell - 6 Kilometres
The picturesque small village of Blanchland is well worth a visit in its own right. It lies on the north bank of the River Derwent. The walk follows a delightful traverse up Pennypie Fell finishing with charming views along the banks of the Derwent.

4. Walltown & Thirlwall Castle - 6 1/2 Kilometres
A very satisfying walk with lots of variety. The route goes via Walltown Crags, Cairny Croft, The Tipalt Burn, Thirlwall Castle and finally along the Roman fighting ditch very close to Carvoran.

5. Cawfields & The Milecastle - 4 Kilometres
Short, easy-going and almost on the level, this most pleasant stroll follows a triangular route between Hadrian's Wall and the Milecastle Inn.

6. Steel Rigg Classic - 6 1/2 Kilometres
This magnificent short walk starts at the public car park which lies at Steel Rigg, a rounded grassy ridge running parallel to the much more majestic outcrop of whinsill upon which stands Hadrian's Wall.

7. Vindolanda, Housesteads & The Wall - 9 Kilometres
Three of the most important features of the Roman presence in Northumberland are visited on this route. Enjoy the spectacular walk along the wall between Housesteads and Milking Gap.
Hadrian
Hadrian's Wall At National Park
Hadrian's Wall
National Park