Crag Lough and Housesteads Roman Fort Circular

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Northumberland National Park

Crag Lough and Housesteads Roman Fort Circular is a 8.1 mile loop trail located near Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Length8.1 miElevation gain1,026 ftRoute typeLoop
kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingRunningLakeViewsWildflowersWildlifeHistoric site
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Enjoy this picturesque circular walk around Crag Lough. Travel back in time to the Roman Empire as you see the Housesteads Roman Fort. This is part of Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site.

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liam jeffrey
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Kris Brash
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Good 8 mile trail, varied terrain and worth the walk/hike. Look forward to a second time round here in future

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Anthony Mccourt
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great walk only did the fist half then loopd back as the feilds were a total bog after heavy rain stunning veiws

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Amy Fazackerley
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One of my favourite walks, ever! Very boggy at the moment, went slightly off tour when we loops back round unsure where but was stunning think the view was of Bromlee Lough.

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Lewis Middleton
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Fantastic walk. The scenery is beautiful on a bright day. First third can be quite busy but still very enjoyable.

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kyle robertson
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A good hike and nice loop looking back onto the Wall. The second half of the hike (opposite the Wall) is lightly trafficked, while the first half through the ruins was overrun by families and those taking in the sites. Overall an enjoyable hike and convenient parking, assuming the lot is not full. A good way to see a nice section of the Wall.

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Chad Vanderhorst
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Beautiful views and historic pathway. Rocky trail along the wall with some steap ascents and descents with loose rocks. Tough with kids from the housesteads and Roman fort. Many public pathways.

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Raphadan Barwick-Berding
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Great trail and even better views of Hadrians Wall, Sycamore Gap and the old fort. One thing we will say: we are avid hikers and this trail does have steep sections, plus it’s quite long. For this reason, would grade at moderate rather than easy. A great hike to do while in the Hexham region.

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Deborah Oneill
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Jema Baynes
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Ian Betts
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Nicola Bishop
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Steven Ward
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Robby Wilson
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Delyth Owen
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Ashworm ᛟ
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Ross Burnham
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Dave Mee
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Ben Lightfoot
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Ben Lightfoot
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David Wright
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Brian Mahaffey
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Daniel Dufresne
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