Roman Walls, Castles and Holy Wells

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The moderately-sized walk is not strenuous, using footpaths, farm tracks and short stints on country lanes and finishing on Hadrian's Wall. Its start is at 'Banks', a milecastle on Hadrian's Wall. At the time of writing the car park is free, but well-used. Be aware that you are using farm tracks and going through farmyards, so please respect farmers and their livestock.

The Holy Well itself is a sulphurous spring and even though there is a mug there, I personally did not partake of it!

England - North England - Cumbria - Countryside

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Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Museum, National Trust, Public Transport, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
9/5/2021 - Derek Barnes

We did this walk on 2 Sept 2021 after a dry weather spell. The farm track at point 7 is now a green track. When you come to the wall there is no visible path where it should be with the wall on your left (the map shows the path with the wall on the left at first before changing to be on the right) the grass was thick and at least 1.5 metres high. it was very thick and impossible to see where you were placing your feet. We turned back and approached the Holy Well from point 10. Also the sign in the picture of point 11 has been replaced by a small sign post which is now laid on the ground. Other than that it was an interesting walk but do not underestimate the stretch back to the car from Birdoswald

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