Chesters and Humshaugh

Chesters and Humshaugh


Chesters Roman Fort


  • From Chesters Roman Fort walk up the quiet lane and turn right to Lincoln Hill.
  • You will arrive at a crossroads, turn right here, this part of the route will be signed for the Cycle Byway.
  • After about 1/2mile, cross the main road and continue into Humshaugh.
  • Admire the magnificent eastward views from the war memorial, and walk through the village.
  • Leaving the village follow the road back to Chollerford and Chesters Roman Fort.


  • Chesters Roman Fort (English Heritage)
  • Humshaugh village and church

Nearby attractions

  • Brocolitia Fort and the Temple of Mithras
  • Brunton Turret
  • Chesters Bridge abutment
  • Chesters Walled Garden
  • Hadrian’s Wall
  • Hexham Abbey
  • Hexham Moot Hall and Gallery
  • Hexham Queen’s Hall
  • Housesteads Roman Fort (English Heritage / National Trust)
  • Roman Vindolanda
  • The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre
Route image: 
Route type: 
2 1/2 miles
Estimated walk time: 
1 hour walking plus time to visit attractions
Suggested start/finish: 
Chesters Roman Fort (Grid Ref: NY 910 704)
Tourist information: 
Hexham Tourist Information Centre, Tel: 01434 652220
Public transport: 
AD122 Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus 9 (Easter to October), 880 all year to Chollerford
Ordnance Survey Map: 
Explorer (OL) 43 Hadrian’s Wall
Places to eat and drink: 
Crown Inn, Humshaugh; George Hotel and Riverside tea room at Chollerford; “Lucullus’s Larder” at Chesters Roman Fort (site visitors only)
Other walks in this area: 
Walks Around the Mid-Tyne (Wall, Humshaugh and Chollerford). (Enquire at Tourist Information Centre)
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