24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
Walks & tours

Guided Walk from Walltown Country Park to Birdoswald

20 Aug 2022

We begin our walk at Walltown Quarry Country Park and make our way westwards enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. The Roman Fort of Magna, is on our left as we descend towards the remains of the 14C Thirlwall Castle. As we proceed along The Wall Path, we’ll discuss all the history before, during and after construction as the Wall’s ditch systems become clear and stones utilised from the Wall to form boundaries of the fields can be identified. At Gilsland we take a lunch break at Poltross Burn Milecastle one of the finest on the Wall and hear about the often turbulent history of later years. Continuing we follow the visible remains of the Wall, with its signal towers to Willowford Farm and the Centurion Stone. Walking down to the remains of abutments of three Roman bridges before heading over the River Irthing and climbing up to our destination of Birdoswald Fort, Roman Banna with the opportunity to join in an optional guided tour of the Fort.

Entry fees to Birdoswald are still applicable unless you are an English Heritage Member when entry is free.

Adult: £10
Children (5 – 15years): Free

Wear warm, showerproof clothing and sensible walking shoes. Bring a packed lunch.

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