Walltown - Thirlwall Castle - Walltown

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This short circular walk takes in part of Hadrian's Wall between Walltown Quarry and Thirlwall Castle. This section of Hadrian's Wall was one of its weakest points. The Scots pierced it at this point and 'thirled' or 'threw it down', which gave it the name Thirlwall Castle. There are lots of things to see along the walk, which will keep children interested as well. In the early part of the year you may be lucky and see some newborn lambs as we did in Low Old Shields Farm. After returning to the car park, you can travel the short distance to Greenhead, where there is a child-friendly pub which does good meals; otherwise there is a good picnic site at the quarry itself.

England - North England - Northumberland - Hadrians Wall


Castle, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Toilets
18/06/2020 - Jacqueline McMullan

I started this walk at Thirwall rather as there is a small 'free' car park at Thirlwall View. This car park is about half a mile outside Greenhead on the road to Gilsland before you get to the hamlet of Long-byre. Just exit the car park and follow the Hadrians Wall/Penine Way Path towards Thirlwall and Walltown across the Railway Track. It is a lovely walk from any direction

03/02/2013 - Leslie Shirt

The car park is no longer free at Walltown quarry

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