Walltown To Willowford – Quick Facts
Hadrian’s Wall at Walltown, Northumberland Map
- Long section of wall on top of the crags of the Whin Sill. The landscape is barren and rocky; a dead tree with twisting branches sticks out against the blue sky. Horned and black-faced sheep sit or graze amongst gnarly hawthorns and rocky outcroppings.
- Mucklebank Turret 44b
- Walltown Turret 45a
Roman Army Museum
- The museum is run by the Vindolanda Trust
- The museum is beside the earthwork remains of Carvoranfort.
- The highlight of the museum is The Eagle’s Eye, a 3D film with aerial footage of Hadrian’s Wall running from Vindolanda to Carvoran.
Poltross Burn Milecastle
- Poltross Burn Milecastle 48 is one of the largest and best preserved milecastles along the wall.
- It was built by the Sixth Legion and could hold sixty-four men.
- Remains include two ovens in the northwest corner and the bottom part of a flight of stairs here which led up to the wall.
- The wall is well over six foot in some places.
- Where the wall changed width is visible here – the six foot wide narrow wall stands on the twelve foot broad foundations, as well as where the narrow wall meets the wider wall spurs of Turret 48A.
- Turret 48B sits at the top of a fairly steep slope where the wall runs down to the River Irthing.
- Near the river are the remains of the Roman bridge abutment. Over time the Romans build three bridges at this site.