This is one of the finest places to see Hadrian's Wall, where it snakes and dives through dramatic countryside along the crags of the Whin Sill. Not only is the Wall itself especially well preserved here, but it also shows how the soldiers who built it coped with the presence of large outcrops of natural rock - sometimes incorporating it into the Wall, and sometimes almost butting up against it. At one end is Walltown turret, which unusually was first built as a free standing tower.
Before You Go
Access: There is a small climb to the site from the car park across uneven turf. The site is very exposed with no shelter.
Parking: There is a Northumberland National Parks car park beneath the site. Charges apply, however once purchased you can use your ticket at all of their car parks along Hadrian's Wall at no extra cost for the day.
Please be aware: Farm livestock is likely to be present on the path.
Plan a Great Day Out
Walltown Crags sits between Birdoswald Roman Fort and Housesteads Roman Fort. Walltown is a good spot to stop between the two and take in what is arguably the most spectacular bit of Hadrian's Wall. Both Birdoswald and Housesteads have a great gift shop allowing you to seek out that special Roman reminder of your day. Birdoswald also has a charming tearoom, serving local produce.