Being located just 1 mile from Hadrian's Wall, it seemed an obvious choice to name each of our Wigwam Cabins after landmarks along the wall. Below you can find out more about the famous landmarks - these are names of each of our Wee Brave Wigwam Cabins.
A milecastle is a small fort, built at every Roman mile Carvoran Located 5 minutes West of Herding Hill Farm, little is left Crag Lough Venturing East past Sycamore Gap walkers are (1,000 paces) to control who crossed the wall. Between each milecastle there were then two turrets. There are many milecastle remains along Hadrian’s Wall, but Poltross Burn, at Gilsland, also known as Milecastle 48, is the most well preserved.
Located 5 minutes West of Herding Hill Farm, little is left of the Carvoran Roman Fort, also known as Magna. The Fort sits within the grounds of the impressive Roman Army Museum which you can also visit as part of a joint ticket with Vindolanda. There is also an excellent circular walk between Carvoran Fort, Greenhead, Thirlwall Castle and the nearby Walltown Quarry Country Park.
Venturing East past Sycamore Gap walkers are rewarded with tremendous scenic views from Hadrian's Wall and the Whin Sill crags down to Crag Lough or lake.
As its name suggests Wallsend is the end of Hadrian’s Wall on the East coast. It is also the start (or end depending on which direction you walk it in!) of the 84-mile long distance National Trail footpath called the Hadrian’s Wall Path. If you would like to stay at Herding Hill Farm and complete the walk please give us a call on 01434 320175.