Walks in East Cumbria
Now available as free downloads from the East Cumbria Countryside Project website (see Related Links, Great Days Out page).
The leaflets offer routes which explore the beautiful countryside surrounding the Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail. Each route has been improved where necessary with good stiles and bridges and is clearly waymarked. Leaflets can be ordered from the website or viewed online. The walks are -
Brampton to Banks Turret [5m/7.5km] - A walk involving outdoor sculptures and visiting Lanercost Priory, built from robbed Roman stone.
Coomcrag Wood, Chapel Burn and Wallholme [6m/9km] - An abundance of wildlife may be spotted on this walk throuhg ancient woodland.
Banks Turret, Wallholme and Low Row [6m/9km] - An exploration of woodlands and lanes providing the opportunity to spot roe deer and red squirrel.
Gilsland and Birdoswald [7m/11km] - One of Cumbria's best 'Wall' walks, this riverside route follows a steep wooded gorge and crosses a fantastic iron bridge.
Newtown, Irthington and Walton [8m/12.8km] - A walk full of interest across meadows and farmland with a spectacular river crossing.
Walton and Friar Waingate Bridge [6.5m/10.5km] - Starting at Walton village with its intriguing church, the walk explores attractive local countryside.