Walltown/Willowford

Walltown To Willowford

Quick Facts

Walltown Crags

Walltown Crags

Walltown Crags

Where

Hadrian’s Wall at Walltown, Northumberland Map

What Remains

  • Long section of wall on top of the crags of the Whin Sill. The landscape is barren and rocky; a dead tree with twisting branches sticks out against the blue sky. Horned and black-faced sheep sit or graze amongst gnarly hawthorns and rocky outcroppings.
  • Mucklebank Turret 44b
  • Walltown Turret 45a

Roman Army Museum

Where

Walltown, Northumberland

Map & Website

What Remains

  • The museum is run by the Vindolanda Trust
  • The museum is beside the earthwork remains of Carvoran fort.
  • The highlight of the museum is The Eagle’s Eye, a 3D film with aerial footage of Hadrian’s Wall running from Vindolanda to Carvoran.
Poltross Burn Milecastle

Poltross Burn Milecastle

Poltross Burn Milecastle

Where

Gilsland, Northumberland Map & Website

What Remains

  • Poltross Burn Milecastle 48 is one of the largest and best preserved milecastles along the wall.
  • It was built by the Sixth Legion and could hold sixty-four men.
  • Remains include two ovens in the northwest corner and the bottom part of a flight of stairs here which led up to the wall.
Hadrian's Wall at Willowford

Hadrian’s Wall at Willowford

Willowford

Where

Willowford, Northumberland Map & Website

What Remains

  • The wall is well over six foot in some places.
  • Where the wall changed width is visible here – the six foot wide narrow wall stands on the twelve foot broad foundations, as well as where the narrow wall meets the wider wall spurs of Turret 48A.
  • Turret 48B sits at the top of a fairly steep slope where the wall runs down to the River Irthing.
  • Near the river are the remains of the Roman bridge abutment. Over time the Romans build three bridges at this site.
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