Hadrian's Wall and Winshield Crags

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Hadrian's Wall and Winshield Crags is a 11.6 kilometer loop trail located near Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

Distance: 11.6 km Elevation Gain: 309 m Route Type: Loop

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A circular, and fairly strenuous, walk within the Northumberland National Park, close to the small village of Haltwhistle. The route follows one of the best preserved sections of Hadrian's Wall before returning through the rolling hillside pastures to the south. There are magnificent views throughout as you explore the Roman remains and there is plenty of wildlife to enjoy along the way. The walk includes many fairly steep climbs and descents throughout. The wall-side path can be fairly uneven and rocky in places and the pasture paths can get quite boggy so good boots are a must. You will need to negotiate several kissing gates plus five stiles. The stile types are three wooden ladder stiles over stone walls, one standard wooden stile and one stone stile over a stone wall. All of these should be suitable for agile dogs to negotiate. The last mile of the walk follows a quiet tarmac lane so take care of any traffic on this stretch. You will be sharing the majority of the route with sheep and cattle grazing so take care with dogs, but the fields are very large hillside pastures so you are able to keep a good distance away from any cattle if needed. Approximate time 3.5 to 4 hours.

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