Grid Reference: NY 751 676 (OS Outdoor Leisure 43)
Northumberland National Park Authority
Steel Rigg is located adjacent to the monument and offers outstanding views of the Wall. Note: Steel Rigg Car Park is not appropriate for coaches due to narrow road width and lack of basic facilities.
Off the B6318 opposite to National Park Centre, Once Brewed. Both the Hadrian’s Path National Trail and the Pennine Way National Trail close by. The closest bus stop for the Hadrian’s Wall Bus (AD122) is located at National Park Centre, Once Brewed 750m south of the car park.
- Cycle Stands (1 lockable, 2 Open stands)
- Car Parking Max: 32 bays including 1 bay for disabled badge holders
- Please note: No Coach Parking
- Dogs, under close supervision
Car Park concessions for Charity-led Walks only
• Ranger time – free
Access & Land Management Issues
From Steel Rigg to Housesteads the land is owned by The National Trust and is farmed under a tenancy agreement. Care is needed to avoid stock disturbance during calving and lambing periods in the spring and autumn. Some gradients along this route are steep, however the majority of these have now been stone- pitched, creating a sustainable footpath surface. There are still areas of concern around Milecastle 38 and extra care must be taken at this site as it is under constant management. Event planners are requested to be familiar with new Open Access legislation that applies to land either side of the route (see http://www.countrysideaccess.gov.uk). National Trust byelaws apply on their estate, particularly for dog owners. Note: National Park Rangers will monitor all Event activities to assess their impact on the surrounding environment.
Wet Weather Alternative Route
The Roman Military Way can be used in most places (see map). There is a Public Footpath to the north of the Wall which heads East to join with the Pennine Way and Hadrian’s Wall Path near Rapishaw Gap (see map).
Paget Lazzari, Senior Ranger
+44 (0) 1434 344430
Mobile: 07795 834951