Updated: Sep 16, 2022
Based at Vallum Farm, we are located on Milecastle 18. The Vallum is a great earthwork
consisting of a ditch and two banks. Nominally 6 meters (20 ft) wide and 3 meters (10 ft)
deep, with a flat bottom, flanked by two mounds about 6 meters wide and 2 meters (7 ft)
high, set back some 9 meters (30 ft) from the ditch edges.
Fascinating sites, temples, and Roman bath houses are scattered along the
A 73-mile stone wall that dips and dives across the UK. This striking feat of engineering by the
Roman Empire, impressive enough to inspire Game of Thrones, spans Northumberland county.
It stretches coast to coast across northern England, from Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne in
the east to Bowness-on-Solway in Cumbria on the west coast.
The National Trail follows the line of the Hadrian’s Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site,
passing through some of the most beautiful parts of England – from rolling fields and rugged
borderlands to the vibrant cities of Newcastle and Carlisle – with dozens of fascinating
museums along the way.
The route is clearly marked, and it’s worth considering whether you would rather walk the path from east-to-west, in the direction the wall was originally built, or west-to-east, which
is recommended for more favourable weather conditions.
Chesters Roman Fort
(8 miles from Hygge at Vallum)
Built almost 2000 years ago to house a Roman army garrison guarding the nearby bridge
across the River Tyne, Chester’s Roman Fort is one of the most impressive visitor attractions
in the North East.
Corbridge Roman Town
(4 miles from Hygge at Vallum)
Visitors to Corbridge can walk along the main street of this Roman garrison town, flanked by
the remains of granaries, a fountain house, markets, workshops and temples.
Housesteads Roman Fort
(15 miles from Hygge at Vallum)
A fascinating tourist attraction on Hadrian’s Wall, Housesteads is the most complete Roman
fort in Britain. Set where Hadrians Wall climbs to the top of a dramatic escarpment.