Walk 13: In the Footsteps of Romans and Augustinians (Short Walk)
Our walk begins at Lanercost Old Bridge in the valley of the River Irthing from where we will wander up towards Hadrian’s Wall Path, crossing the course of the vallum on the way. We will walk along the path, passing places where milecastles and turrets once stood. From an elevated position above the valley we pass the site of a Roman signal station before descending back down to the river. A gentle wander along the valley takes us along footpaths beside the amazing Lanercost Priory where you could choose to end the walk and explore or, alternatively, continue the short distance back to the end of the walk. (Note: if you would like to visit the priory, you will need to book your own tickets on the English Heritage website in advance. The price of entry is NOT included in the walk fee. Entry is free for members of English Heritage, although booking is still required).
Distance: Approx 7.5 miles
Ascent/Descent: Approx 620 Feet
Grade: 2, Moderate
Meet: 10:20 for 10:30 start. Lanercost Old Bridge. (GR: NY553633)
Bring: Packed lunch
Meeting Point - Lanercost Old Bridge
Grid Ref: NY553633
By car: Lanercost is near Brampton, Cumbria and is signposted from A69. Please park considerately beside Lanercost Old Bridge.
Walk Team Members will be on hand to facilitate parking.