Wall Walk - Fallofield - N. Tyne - Chollerford - Northumberland northofthetyne.co,uk
Wall Village, circular

Location OS Landranger sheet 87 Start point NY 918693 Length 5.5 Miles

How to get there From A69 west of Hexham take A6079 north through Acomb

to Layby beyond Wall village.

Great Views of Tyne and North Tyne valleys and walk by The North Tyne

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Start:- From the layby walk back to Wall . Do not take first junction left but next in the village.

After crossing the green take the right fork in the road at the end.
The path to Fallowfield is steep here. Once on the field at the top, take the path slightly left to a stile.
The path has yellow way markers here and following them offers superb views across the Tyne valley to Hexham
Follow the way markers over a stile, through a small wood, across the fields, over another stile and into Fallowfield, then turn left at the road junction.
In Fallowfield take the road right and follow it along until yellow signs direct you left into a field
The track across the field up and to the right leads to Written Crag
Beyond the crag follow the wall left until you come to a metalled road. Take it right downhill and uphill to the Main Road
You now cross the "Military Road" The B6318 at St. Oswald's Cross

Follow the signpost for Chollerton, to the Church on the hill ahead

Through the grounds of the church the path leaves by a stile in the far right hand corner of the wall.

The path continues down the hill to the right. Having crossed a stream follow the left side of a field to another stile

Over the stile the path goes slightly left to some old winding gear. Then downhill passing a disused quarry on the right
The area of the quarry is quite extensive and worth a look. Past the quarry the path continues downhill and into a field.

Cross the field to the left hand corner and follow the track there down and to the right.

The track goes left. At the end of this track turn right, follow the right side of the field all the way down to join the lane from Cocklaw.

Go left down the lane, go under the old railway bridge and turn left at the main road the A6079

Walk up the right hand side of the road to a way marker pointing down to the river. Chollerford 1 Mile

The mile is a pleasant walk with the North Tyne on your right

At Chollerford Bridge it would be excellent to continue beyond along the river bank, but areas of private land make this impossible.

Turn left away from the bridge, along the "Military Road" B6318 and up to the Junction with the A6079. Turn right, back on the road to Wall.

There is an adequate pavement up the busy road.

A detour is offered about 150 yards past the junction on the left of the road. This is Brunton Turret, Roman remains, part of the Hadrian's Wall defences

Returning to the road, make your way back up the hill to the Layby.
For consideration, when using the countryside

This selection of walks in Northumberland follow recognised public rights of way or permissive paths and should be easy for most people to negotiate: but please remember that wet and winter weather can make paths muddy in places and the summer months produce fresh growth of vegetation - so wear suitable clothing and footwear.

If on any of these walks you find obstructions, or damage to stiles or footbridges which make paths impassible, please report these details as soon as possible to the countryside department of the Local or National Park authority responsible for the area.

Relationships between local farmers and those who use the footpaths are generally very good and there is no reason why they should not remain so given reasonable attitudes and understanding. Remember that the countryside is the farmers' livelihood, so please observe the Country Code : keep to the paths; close gates after you ; and take care not to cause damage, or leave litter; keep your dog under control; and leave all wild flowers for others to enjoy.

Taken from: Country Walks in East Tynedale by Philip R. B. Brooks (1978) NBM Sept 2009

Dogs in the countryside :-

On Rights of Way - Dogs must be kept under close control, preferably on a short lead.

On Access Land - 1) Keep your dog on a short lead from 1 March to 31 July this to protect ground nesting birds from disturbance

2) Local restrictions may include a ban on dogs.

3) Note that restrictions do not apply to Guide/Hearing dogs, or if you are using a public right of way

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