Walking Coast To Coast Via Hadrians Wall Path : Newcastle To Chollerford
Day two commenced by walking along the North bank of the Tyne under the high level Newcastle bridges out of the city, passing shopping trollies and traffic cones residing in the muddy foreshore. There was also a wide variety of bird life on the mud flats when the tide went out.
|Victorian Swing Bridge
||Signpost for Hadrians Way
||Tyne Rail Bridge
By the time we got to Newburn the walk had become rural and the views over the river were delightful before we followed the path inland. After an uphill stretch we got to Heddon On The Wall where there was a nice little deli/coffee shop and a newsagents where we bought a sandwich that we ate sitting on the Roman wall at the top of the hill.
|The Tyne Near Newburn
||Heddon On The Wall
||Hadrians Wall Path Heading West
Most of the rest of the day was spent alongside and criss crossing the B6318. We ate at the pub at Port Gate after which we carried on walking as far as Chollerford where we spent the night. The campsite here is for backpackers only and is an ideal stopping point, there is a cafe and a pub in the town as well.
|Harlow Hill Reservoirs
||Near Halton Shields
||Hadrians Wall And Some Cows
We covered about 37km on day 2, starting in Newcastle at 9.30am and arriving at Chollerford at 10pm. Although sightings of Hadrians Wall itself to this point were fairly limited, we had seen some large sections of the Vallum, the earthwork that runs to the South of the wall.
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