Walking the Frontier Magna to Banna

Celebrating 1900 years of Hadrian’s Wall

Tour Details

We begin our walk at Walltown Quarry Country Park and make our way westwards enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. The Roman Fort of Magna, is on our left as we descend towards the remains of the 14C Thirlwall Castle. As we proceed along The Wall Path, we’ll discuss all the history before, during and after construction as the Wall’s ditch systems become clear and stones utilised from the Wall to form boundaries of the fields can be identified. At Gilsland we take a lunch break at Poltross Burn Milecastle one of the finest on the Wall and hear about the often turbulent history of later years. Continuing we follow the visible remains of the Wall, with its signal towers to Willowford Farm and the Centurion Stone. Walking down to the remains of abutments of three Roman bridges before heading over the River Irthing and climbing up to our destination of Birdoswald Fort, Roman Banna with the opportunity to join in an optional guided tour of the Fort.


2 June 2022Thursday10am
26 July 2022Tuesday10am
11 August 2022Thursday10am
20 September 2022Saturday10am
22 October 2022Saturday10am


10am – 4pm

The tour lasts 6 hours


Adult: £10
Children (5 – 15years): Free

Entry fees to Birdoswald are still applicable unless you are an English Heritage Member when entry is free.


Booking essential at Carlisle Tourist Information 01228 598596

Please pay for entry to Birdoswald on the day or produce your English Heritage membership card

Join the Hadrian’s Wall Bus 185 in order to return to Walltown Quarry

Other Information

Wear warm, showerproof clothing and sensible walking shoes. Bring a packed lunch.