Willowford Wall, Turrets and Bridge

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Willowford Wall, Turrets and Bridge

Willowford Wall, Turrets and Bridge
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Andrea Whigham I
Cumbria, UK68 contributions
atmospheric Ruins and a beautiful walk
Dec 2020
You really get the sense of how amazing the Romans were here, and there was hardly anyone about so really peaceful; . Wonderful walk along the river we saw dippers, yellow wagtails herons and ducks and not a single person !!
Written 16 February 2021
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Helena L
Malmesbury, UK782 contributions
Worth a Stop
Oct 2020 • Family
One of the better preserved small first on the wall. Close to Gilsland and worth a quick visit if detouring through the village. Easy to reach via a footpath to the side and react of the post office.
Written 29 October 2020
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MumandDad676
Carlisle, UK94 contributions
Great short walk for all the family
Jul 2020
This is a fantastic stretch of well preserved Hadrian's Wall. From the car park(free) at Gilsland school, cross the road and go through a gate where you will find an excellent information board with historical places of interest. Heading west towards Willowford farm is an easy level walk; before reaching steps taking you down towards the river Irthing(some people with restricted mobility may find the steps difficult, but they are not steep) The remains of the old bridge and smithy are very interesting and the remains of the wall remarkable; with the modern bridge spanning the river Irthing well worth a visit in its own right. It was airlifted in by chinook due to the terrain. There is a very nice café - House of meg - in Gilsland not far from the above mentioned car park.
Written 27 July 2020
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margaret julie m
Carlisle, UK32 contributions
A short trip along the wall
Oct 2018 • Friends
Living locally, sometimes you never make the effort to see places that are round about you.
A lovely little short walk along the wall down to the bridge over the river, built to finally reconnect the length of the wall. And a section of wall where there were buildings.
Written 23 June 2019
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Grannimags
Lancaster41 contributions
Terrific Turrets
Oct 2018
Fascinating walk along this huge stretch of preserved Hadrians Wall to the bridge over The Irthing, lots of info boards easy reach of car park and apart from the 100 gentle steps (haherm) manageable amble for all capabilities
Written 25 November 2018
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Danks Knows
Shoalhaven, Australia2,007 contributions
One of the best spots along Hadrian’s Wall
Sep 2018
The original Willowford Bridge, which was part of Hadrian’s Wall, is gone now. Hadrian’s Wall though on either side of the River Irting is still in existence and you can experience how it all would have looked by walking about 2 kilometres from Birdoswald Roman Fort. There is a new bridge over the very picturesque River Irting. There are several information boards explaining and showing artists impressions as to how the Hadrian’s Wall bridge over the river would have looked. This is a great historical location.
Written 7 September 2018
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John D
Bolton, UK47 contributions
Midway between Birdoswald and Gildland
Sep 2018 • Couples
Well worth the walk. It was simply stunning to stroll along beside such a long unbroken stretch of Hadrian's Wall.
Written 3 September 2018
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Linda P
Leek, UK240 contributions
Learn about Geography and History
Aug 2018 • Couples
We walked from the small car park in Gilsland. This was well away from others and gave a sense of isolation. The wall, turrets and bridge are well-preserved. Geographically it is fascinating to see how much the river has moved since Roman times.
Written 24 August 2018
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938fjg
Ulverston, UK1,846 contributions
See how the River Irthing has changed course over the years
Dec 2017 • Couples
We did the short walk out from Birdoswald to see Willowford Bridge. The remains of the wall, a turret and the bridge supports are clearly visible with several panels explaining their history.
The new bridge is several hundred metres from the Roman bridge supports,so interesting to see how much the river moved over the years.
Written 8 May 2018
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia20,963 contributions
Keep the Roman Artifacts Coming
Nov 2017 • Couples
Time Poor we made the sprint to see as much of Hadrian's Wall as possible and we loved it ! OK , Forts closed, car crashes closed road etc, etc. We stuck to the plan, saw this little village, pulled up & walked a section of the Wall ! Perfect & kept to our time line as well ! Some great sections of the old fortifications are readily accessible in the Willowford area, well worth a quick stop !!
Written 9 February 2018
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