The Wall and Heavenfield is a short walk but so varied and beautiful. It is one of Julie’s favourite shorter walks.
We met on the village green, mainly due to the facilities. We welcomed back Mary, Ken, Sally and Jane, who we haven’t seen for a while , as well as the others who we have seen more recently.
After the warm up we headed off through the beautiful village of Wall, Jane pointed out where she lived.
Martin was in the lead as usual, however he didn’t know the route, so turned right when he should have turned left. Short detour (we haven’t had one of those for a while).
First uphill part coming up, through the trees to the fields. The view from here is breathtaking.
We made our way diagonally through a field which held a lot of cows, calves and bullocks. Every time we have done this walk they have been in the same field. We are always respectful of these beasts. Today they didn’t even lift their heads.
After negotiating the stone stile we passed through Fallowfield Farm. Again the views are stunning here.
Onward we went across lots of fields, until we came to a large area of wild mint. The smell was incredible.
Our next stop was to be Heavenfield, however to get to Heavenfield we had to walk downhill to the footpath on the other side of the road. No problem until we told everyone they had to walk back up the hill.
We got to the Church at Heavenfield and stopped for a small snack. We admired the view and Linda visited the exhibition inside the Church.
We made our way to a small section (15 metres) of Hadrian’s Wall. It is very important as it shows that the width of the wall was narrowed from 10 to 8 feet maybe to speed up the building of the Wall. We took our group photograph here.
Back to Wall
From Planetrees, it was just a short walk through some lovely woods and along a road. We were back to Wall.
We did a cool down and agreed where we were going to tea.
Afterwards, we went along to Chollerford and The Riverside Kitchen. When we were all full up, we said our goodbyes and went on our way.
Hope you enjoyed it. See you at the next one.
Julie and Martin x
If you enjoyed the Wall and Heavenfield walk, why not take a look at our other walks.
Gallery – Wall and Heavenfield
Strolls with Poles – Nordic Walking for Fun and Fitness