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Sycamore Gap, Northumberland National Park

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TripAdvisor
  • Not a very easy walk in parts, but worth every bit of what it takes to get to the place visited by Kevin Costner. Along the wall, you will go past ruins of a milecastle (39), and just over the next hi...  more »
  • I walked or rather climbed from the Steel Rigg car park yesterday with my dog Lucky. The afternoon was fine and sunny. I am 57 years old and a little overweight. Lucky is about 4.5 years of age and fu...  more »
  • We set out from Steel Rigg and walked to Sycamore Gap along Hadrian's Wall. The view alone is worth it. The walk there and back took us a lot longer then it would most people, my husband was carrying ...  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.