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Winshields Wall

nr Windshields, Northumberland

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Photo Point. The highest point on the Wall, in rugged country with spectacular views when its a clear day.

View from the trig point, the highest point on the wall looking east

Photo by Andrew Smith

Approaching the trig point from the west looking east

Photo by Andrew Smith

On my visit it was a wet day so I took the road route, there is a side road that goes over the wall and then runs along giving a view of the wall from the north, these are the images I managed to get.


Location: Winshields Wall, nr Windsheilds, Northumberland

Grid Reference: NY744676 Ceremonial County: Northumberland

Map Link: Multimap

Aerial photo: Multimap

Getting there: Accessible from small roads that cross the wall, see the map above for details.  Access is also available from Walltown Quarry NY670660, where there is parking. You could also access this section of the wall from Cawfields Quarry going west. See Cawfields Roman Wall and Milecastle 42 for information

You can also get a driving view by following a small road that goes over the wall and then runs along to the north of it, before re-crossing the wall further along at Steel Rigg.

Access: By foot
Other Useful Websites: EH (corrected)     Geograph
Postcode: Telephone:
Opening Times: Open all the time

Charges: Access to the wall is free, I have not visited Walltown Quarry and there may be pay and display meters there.

Nearby Locations: Roman Army Museum Cawfields Roman Wall and Milecastle 42
Other Location Pages: Hadrian's Wall Route Guide

Other Relevant Pages: Roman Frontiers    Hadrian's Wall      

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Page Ref: Winshields_Wall Topic: Roman Britain Last Updated: 05/2010


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