Once Brewed to Gilsland Walk

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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3.5-5h
Distance
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15.1 km
Elevation
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323 m
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Once Brewed to Gilsland Walk

The Once Brewed to Gilsland Walk is a great one-way adventure in Northumberland that follows a small segment of the Hadrian’s Wall Path to visit a number of historical sites. While out on the trail, you will pass by the Milecastle 42 stretch of Hadrian’s Wall, as well Thirlwall Castle on the way into Gilsland. Walkers should take note that this is a one-way trail, meaning you will need to either take transit back to the trailhead or arrange a pick up at the end point of the walk.

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Route Description for Once Brewed to Gilsland Walk

For those who want to explore the beautiful scenery and rich history along the Hadrian’s Wall Path but don't feel like walking the longer stretches of it, the Once Brewed to Gilsland Walk will allow you to complete a small 15.1 km segment of the trail.

Setting out from the car park in Once Brewed, you will head north towards the Steel Rigg car park. From here, you can pick up the Hadrian’s Wall Path and follow it west as it visits several well preserved sections of the famous Roman fortification, as well as the Cawfields Quarry.

Continuing on to the west, you will enjoy some nice views of the picturesque Northumberland landscape, as you pass by the Walltown Quarry and the Magnae Roman Fort. Shortly after passing the ruins of Thirlwall Castle, you will cross over Tipalt Burn and continue on to the west, where you will eventually make your way into the endpoint of the walk in Gilsland.

Getting to the Once Brewed to Gilsland Walk Trailhead

The trailhead for the Once Brewed to Gilsland Walk can be found at the car park along B6318 in Once Brewed.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    No

  • When to do

    Year-Round

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    One Way

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