Cawfields Picnic Site

Cawfields Picnic Site

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 features public toilets including a changing places facility, an information point and a sheltered picnic area. 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.

Opening details: 

Open all year

Guide Dogs Permitted
Dogs Accepted
Parking Areas for Disabled Visitor
On site parking
Picnic Site
Wi-fi available
Road directions: 
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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