This section of the Way is 11 or 14.3 miles (18 or 23 Km) to Carlisle
starting from either Walton or Banks respectively. There is a gradual
decline over the section of 60 metres from a starting height of 75
On this section there are few signs of Hadrian's Wall remains so enjoy
the last significant portion maintained by English Heritage at Hare
Hill. A farm is soon reached and beyond it the path starts to slowly
descent from Craggle Hill to Garthside.
There are interesting views over the Irthing Valley as the walk heads
Many of the fields will have livestock and walkers are advised that all dogs must be kept on the lead.
On approaching Walton the way drops into the valley below crossing King
Water at the road bridge. A short section of road takes the walk into
the village of Walton.
The walking route is in a general WSW direction keeping close to the
line of the Vallum all the way to the Sandy Lane.
At the end of the lane the route crosses the A689 road via a cattle/ farmers bridge then across a field to reach the Stanecate Roman Road.
The Village of Crosby on Eden is in two parts joined by a road that
previously was the line of the Stanegate Roman Road. Crosby House and
hotel are at the point where the path exists the field. Turn right and
use the footpath to arrive at Lower Crosby with its charming village
with pub, bistro, school and church. Throough the villge on the left
is a road running down to the Eden River and from here the path starts
to follow the river downstream.
Mr George Head Head owned Rickerby House in the 19th Century and this
was a time when towers and turrets were in vogue. Examples of this are
passed in the form of a tower standing in the middle of a field and
more towers built into the Rickerby Gardens and Farm buildings.
Although this is close to the city centre and the neaxt section of
urban walking is very attractive with wide open parkland on both sides.
Keeping the golf course on the left the path curves round to the west and approaches the bridge carrying the A7 road into the City Centre. Passing underneath on of the arches this walk continues beside the river and come next to the Castle. Alternative the walker many want to break from the River at the bridge and enter the City centre, with its interest and history.
Navigate to each section of the walk using this
link or the right hand section