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ARTICLE CONTENTS:


SECTION 1: Introduction

- Visiting Rome’s Northern Frontier

- Components of the Frontier


SECTION 2: History of the Wall

- Empire Without Limits

- A Frontier - but Where?

- Holding the Line


SECTION 3: The Wall east to west as it exists today

- South Shields to Benwell Hill (including Newcastle)

- Benwell Hill to Rudchester (including Heddon-on-the-Wall)

- Rudchester to Halton Chesters

- Halton Chesters to Chesters

- Chesters to Carrawburgh

- Carrawburgh to Housesteads

- Housesteads to Great Chesters (including Steel Rigg and Cawfields)

- Great Chesters to Birdoswald (including Walltown)

- Birdoswald to Castlesteads

- Castlesteads to Stanwix

- Stanwix to Burgh-by-Sands (including Carlisle)

- Burgh-by-Sands to Bowness-on-Solway

- Western Sea Defences

TRAVEL AND PARKING

The first two-thirds of this section is in a rural setting along very quiet roads or footpaths. The route then joins the busy A689 and enters the suburbs of Carlisle. Parking is predominantly in this area.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (Opens in new window)

On this section of the wall there are no staffed staffed sites. Information about the Hadrian’s Wall National Trail however can be accessed at (link opens in new window):

- Hadrian’s Wall Path: Official National Trail


As the components of the frontier become less visible, they are nevertheless noted in village and street names.

MILECASTLES

Milecastle 58: Located in Newtown (no visible remains):

GETTING THERE


LAT/LONG

OS GRID REF

POSTCODE

Castlesteads Roman Fort (Camboglanna)

54.9635N 2.7637W

NY 5120263477

CA8 2AX

Milecastle 58

54.9562N 2.7846W

NY 4985462682

CA6 4PA

Milecastle 59

(Oldwall)

54.9478N 2.8048W

NY 4854761759

CA6 4NL

Milecastle 60

54.9443N 2.8266W

NY 4714961388

CA6 4PL


Milecastle 61

(Est Position)


54.9403N 2.8482W

NY 4575760955

CA6 4QX

Milecastle 62

(Walby)

54.9365N 2.8706W

NY 4431760546

N/A

Milecastle 63

(Walfoot)

(Est Position)

54.9254N 2.8947W

NY 4275959334

N/A

Milecastle 64

54.9201N 2.9091W

NY 4183058753

CA6 4RH


Milecastle 65

54.9125N 2.9247W

NY 4081457929

CA3 9AU

Milecastle 59

Milecastle 60

Milecastle 61

Milecastle 62

Milecastle 63:

Milecastle 63 - Walfoot (Estimated Position Only)


Lat/Long:  54.9254N 2.8947W

Grid Ref:   NY 4275959334

Postcode: N/A

Milecastle 60


Lat/Long:  54.9443N 2.8266W

Grid Ref:   NY 4714961388

Postcode: CA6 4PL

Milecastle 58


Lat/Long:  54.9562N 2.7846W

Grid Ref:   NY 4985462682

Postcode: CA6 4PA

Milecastle 59 - Oldwall


Lat/Long:  54.9478N 2.8048W

Grid Ref:   NY 4854761759

Postcode: CA6 4NL

Milecastle 61 (Estimated Position Only)


Lat/Long:  54.9403N 2.8482W

Grid Ref:   NY 4575760955

Postcode: CA6 4QX

Milecastle 62 - Walby


Lat/Long:  54.9365N 2.8706W

Grid Ref:   NY 4431760546

Postcode: N/A

Milecastle 64:

Milecastle 64


Lat/Long:  54.9201N 2.9091W

Grid Ref:   NY 4183058753

Postcode: CA6 4RH

Milecastle 65:

Milecastle 65


Lat/Long:  54.9125N 2.9247W

Grid Ref:   NY 4081457929

Postcode: CA3 9AU

Articles > Hadrian’s Wall HADRIAN’S WALL: THE REAL ROUTE Part 15: Castlesteads to Stanwix

Key: BLUE MARKER = Fort Location    RED MARKER = Known Milecastle/Milefort Location    GREEN MARKER = Point of Interest

THE WALL EAST TO WEST: CASTLESTEADS TO STANWIX


What Can Be Seen


This article takes you from Castlesteads through to the vast fort at Stanwix on the north banks of the Eden at Carlisle. This section is firmly out of the tourist zone with both nice views and substantive remains of the frontier becoming much rarer! Milecastles 58 through to 65 are covered here. The National Trail follows the line of the Wall for the first four miles and then breaks off to enable a scenic walk to Carlisle along the banks of the River Eden.

CONTINUE TO STANWIX >


Castlesteads Roman Fort


The fort at Castlesteads, known as Camboglanna, is unusual for being built back from the line of Wall; out of all the Wall forts only Carvoran is similarly positioned to the rear. Situated on a promontory overlooking the River Irthing, it was 400 metres from Milecastle 57 and probably owes its placement to the position of an existing fort on the site. Despite its displaced position the Vallum still encompassed it within the military zone. Little remains today other some earthworks in the woods - the vast majority of the fort was flattened and then buried under a walled garden and unfortunately public access is limited. Keep following the National Trail towards Newtown.


Milecastle 61


As you approach the estimated Milecastle 61 position, still following the National Trail, you move from the grassy path to a single track rural road.

Line of Wall heading west

Heading west

Fighting Ditch and Vallum both visible

Approaching estimated Milecastle 61 position

Heading west

Looking back east at Vallum earthworks

National Trail diverges from line of Wall here

Line of Wall

Line of Wall across photo by distant trees and Pylon

Fighting Ditch

Towards Wall Head

Fighting Ditch

Crossing the M6

Vicinity of Milecastle 64


Newtown


Newtown was built on top of the site of Milecastle 58. Head through the village following the National Trail and head towards Oldwall. Sections of the Fighting Ditch and Vallum are periodically visible.

Vallum (left) and Fighting Ditch (right)


National Trail