Steel Rigg to Walton
The great Whin Sill reaches its highest point at Windshields Crags, only 1131 feet (345 metres) above sea level yet the aspect is upland Britain at its best. There isn't very much between yourself and the Shetlands, a wasteland occupied by "The Barbarians", or so the Romans called them, two millennia ago. Roughly half way along the Trail, at Walltown Crags, you can not only see southern Scotland and the north Pennines, but also your ultimate destination, Bowness-on-Solway, and the land will gradually fall away until your arrival there. Greenhead and Gilsland provide welcome refreshments to relieve the physical, and maybe you will be inspired by the new footbridge at Willowford, fabricated out of the same "weathering" steel as the Angel of the North. A modern structure but one that respects the past, we hope, it might even become tomorrow's heritage, perhaps. The last piece of upstanding Wall (if you are going west) is at Hare Hill. Savour it.