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Willowford Wall, Turrets and Bridge

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Terrific Turrets

Fascinating walk along this huge stretch of preserved Hadrians Wall to the bridge over The Irthing... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018
One of the best spots along Hadrian’s Wall

The original Willowford Bridge, which was part of Hadrian’s Wall, is gone now. Hadrian’s Wall... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

Fascinating walk along this huge stretch of preserved Hadrians Wall to the bridge over The Irthing, lots of info boards easy reach of car park and apart from the 100 gentle steps (haherm) manageable amble for all capabilities

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Grannimags
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

The original Willowford Bridge, which was part of Hadrian’s Wall, is gone now. Hadrian’s Wall though on either side of the River Irting is still in existence and you can experience how it all would have looked by walking about 2 kilometres from Birdoswald Roman...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Well worth the walk. It was simply stunning to stroll along beside such a long unbroken stretch of Hadrian's Wall.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John D
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We walked from the small car park in Gilsland. This was well away from others and gave a sense of isolation. The wall, turrets and bridge are well-preserved. Geographically it is fascinating to see how much the river has moved since Roman times.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Linda P
Reviewed 8 May 2018

We did the short walk out from Birdoswald to see Willowford Bridge. The remains of the wall, a turret and the bridge supports are clearly visible with several panels explaining their history. The new bridge is several hundred metres from the Roman bridge supports,so interesting...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank 938fjg
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Time Poor we made the sprint to see as much of Hadrian's Wall as possible and we loved it ! OK , Forts closed, car crashes closed road etc, etc. We stuck to the plan, saw this little village, pulled up & walked a section...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit when walking along Hadrians Wall. Lovely part of the country. Lots of places to stay nearby

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank 191jand
Reviewed 19 October 2016

A milecastle, a handful of Roman Turrets, a centurion stone in a farmhouse wall and a ruined Roman bridge , as well as a fabulous preserved stretch of Hadrian's wall make this one of my favourite walks. A circular walk from Gilsland ( free parking...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank awayaday
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Parked in the free car park across the road, near the school at Gilsland. There are still large parts of Hadrian's Wall visible and we walked right along the edge. Some parts of the footpath are a little uneven and steep and adjacent to fields...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Jandanda
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This was a remnant of the Roman bridge and it was cool to see how it shifted over the years We liked the historical significance

Date of experience: September 2016
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22 July 2015|
Response from FortheEskimos | Reviewed this property |
It's a nice place to visit but some of the walking is steep but yes nice to visit anyway. Hope you enjoy It