Cawfields Picnic Site

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From the A1, take the A69 to Park Lane near Haltwhistle. Follow Park Lane to the B6316, where Cawfields is opposite The Milecastle Inn.


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A great starting point to walk to Milecastle 42 and a fine stretch of Hadrian’s Wall.

The second legion built this to protect the weak spot of Hole Gap. It hangs on to the edge of the sheer crags. You can also see the bedrock of the Whin Sill in Cawfields itself, as it used to be a quarry. Cawfields car park is a wonderful place to view the dark skies over the Northumberland National Park. The site is also a designated Dark Sky Discovery Site perfect for stargazing.

Cawfields features public toilets including a fully accessible Changing Places toilet designed with generous space and equipment. There is also an information point and a sheltered picnic area.

Find out more about Cawfields car parking charges.

Please note: Swimming is not permitted at Cawfields. Hidden hazards and extreme low water temperatures can be fatal. Please be responsible and consider your safety and the safety of those around you.

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