A short circular walk, taking in part of Hadrian's Wall between Walltown Quarry and Thirlwall Castle.
This section of Hadrian's Wall was one of its weakest points. The Scots pierced it at this point and "thirled" or "threw it down" which gave it the name Thirlwall Castle. There are lots of things to see along the walk, which will keep children interested as well. In the early part of the year you may be lucky and see some newborn lambs as we did in Low Old Shields Farm.
After returning to the car park, you can travel the short distance to Greenhead, where there is a child-friendly pub which does good meals, otherwise there is a good picnic site at the Quarry itself.