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Stage 13: Greenhead to Bellingham — Pennine Way

Stage 13: Greenhead to Bellingham — Pennine Way

Difficult
10:03
22.6 mi
2.2 mph
1,950 ft
2,200 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
0.99 mi
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Thirlwall Castle

Hiking Highlight

1.81 mi
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Walltown Quarry

Hiking Highlight

4.41 mi
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Aesica Roman Fort

Hiking Highlight

5.26 mi
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Cawfields Milecastle 42

Hiking Highlight

7.84 mi
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Steel Rigg

Hiking Highlight

8.40 mi
22.6 mi
Destination

Map

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Tour Profile

Waytypes

Hiking Path: 3.35 mi
Path: 10.6 mi
Footpath: 6.16 mi
Street: 167 yd
Road: 2.36 mi
State Road: < 109 yd

Surfaces

Natural: 2.22 mi
Unpaved: 1.58 mi
Gravel: 0.49 mi
Paved: 1.41 mi
Asphalt: 0.98 mi
Unknown: 15.9 mi

Weather Forecast

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komoot planned a hike.

May 28, 2019

Comments

  • komoot

    Today is a real gem on the Pennine Way; the highlights are abundant and the landscape is picturesque.

    The day begins with a brief descent to the ruins of Thirlwall Castle before a short but sharp ascent to the tall crags of Walltown Quarry, which was excavated by the Romans for stone to build Hadrian’s Wall.

    Three miles (five kilometers) later you arrive at Aesica Roman Fort, built to guard Caw Gap where the Haltwhistle Burn crosses the Wall.

    Continue past Milecastle 42 and onto the sheer cliffs of Steel Rigg, one of the most iconic sights along the wall.

    From most iconic to most photographed, up next is Sycamore Gap; a wonderfully-positioned tree that has appeared in several movies and television shows.

    The Pennine Way peels off Hadrian’s Wall just before Milecastle 37 and then it is a long slog through forest, farmland and moorland to Bellingham. Fortunately, you are predominantly descending from the wall.

    Bellingham has a good range of places to eat, drink, stay, and shop.

    • May 28, 2019

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Stage 13: Greenhead to Bellingham — Pennine Way