Walltown Country Park lies on the line of Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland National Park.
45 years ago, this was still a working quarry where the whinstone (that forms the crag along which Hadrian’s Wall runs) was blasted with dynamite to provide road stone for the expanding road network of the early 20th Century. After it closed in 1976, the quarry was filled in and landscaped, planted with trees and flowers, and today is a haven for wildlife.
It is also a great place to run about and take in the magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. You can even feed the ducks that now paddle quietly in this peaceful park. Our newly refurbished visitor facility offers a warm and inviting seating area, as well as new washroom and fully accessible toilet facilities with 24-hour access as well as local information at key times through the week and staff a small kiosk selling refreshments including hot and cold drinks, cold snacks and a small range of merchandise.
Walltown is also a designated Dark Sky Discovery Site, the perfect location for stargazing in England’s largest International Dark Sky Park.