An undulating walk from Once Brewed to Gilsland enjoying some excellent views and passing some well-preserved sections of Hadrian's Wall.
Beginning in Once Brewed with a climb to Winshields Crags, this is the most strenuous part of the day, but you will be rewarded with excellent views and some of the best preserved sections of Hadrian's Wall. From here the route continues across rolling terrain passing several historic sights. The route ends in Gilsland where you can relax at a local cafe or bar enoying a well-deserved drink.
Treat the rocky steps on parts of the descents with caution – these can be slippery particularly when wet.
Be aware of any cattle and sheep grazing in fields at certain times of the year. You may need to find an alternative route and rejoin the main path when possible while the fields are occupied – please refer to signage on the route.
Be aware of traffic while walking along roads, stick to the right- hand side of the road where no pavement or verge is available.
Good walking boots, waterproofs, gloves and a hat will be necessary. The weather can change quickly and parts of this route are very exposed to the elements.
Points of Interest
A national landscape discovery center and cafe. Features interactive landscape exhibits focussing on the culture and heritage of the area.
Cawfields historic sight
Food and Drink
There are few options to get food or drink along this route so where possible arrange a packed lunch from your accomodation - best requested the evening you arrive. There are good rest stops at Cawfields Quarry and Walltown Quarry with picnic benches and toilets.