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Sycamore Gap, Northumberland National Park

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TripAdvisor
  • This has always been a favourite walk of ours, not only does it have breathtaking views but the whole area is oozing in history which fascinates me. You are literally walking in history be it from Ste...  more »
  • Absolutely stunning walk from Steel Rigg car park, despite being not the easiest walk we've done (and we are experienced walkers!) It took us more like 45 mins to walk there although we had lots of ph...  more »
  • Spare of the moment. With my husband,2 children under 5 and our uncontrollable puppy. Been to the homestead many oif times but never here. Can't believe we had never been. The walk was amazing. Mind n...  more »
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  • Beautiful view, and excellent location for photographs. Getting there involves a bit of a walk/trek and it's an interesting location for the tree. Apparently Sycamore are a foreign species and thought to be introduced to Britain in as late as 1500s, and have lifespan of about 400 years. I like the thought of this being a potential exception and maybe they alternated between the two trees(there is a smaller tree on the other side of the wall). I like the thought of a small rating place for travellers, like a motorway service station for people and horses to rest, use the well, and then continue on.
  • Spectacular views along this rural area of Hadrian's Wall. You can almost feel the loneliness a roman soldier must have felt whilst there. A truly great hike for any age, my 5yr and 9yr old children loved it - some steep, some reasonably easy walking, the beautiful landscape makes up for any challenging parts. Around 8 miles from House stead Fort to Steel Rigg and back again with the famous Sycamore Gap tree in the middle to take a breather and immerse yourself in the glorious surroundings or reminisce of where Robin Hood Prince of Thieves was filmed...highly recommend!
  • A short walk from Steel Rigg car park and a great place for a picnic.
  • Beautiful view from the roadside and of course closer if you can access it.
  • If it's good enough for Robin Hood then it's good enough for me. Beautiful place.