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Hadrian's Wall - Cawfields to Steel Rigg
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Nat Park - Northumberland

County/Area - Northumberland County

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km

Ascent - 650 feet / 197 metres

Grade - easy/mod

This short walk along Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland utilises the AD122 bus service. The route along the wall starts at Cawfields and follows the up and downs of the countryside as far as Steel Rigg. 

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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