Our work

Our work

Get stuck in this year by volunteering

Get stuck in this year by volunteering

Here at Hadrian's Wall Country Group, which also includes Allen Banks (41 hectare woodland) and Staward Gorge plus Bellister Castle and Estate, we're dedicated to maintaining our sites for people to enjoy.

With the help of the wonderful volunteers, our five rangers manage six miles of Hadrian's Wall, conducting regular surveys to help monitor the wildlife, developing exciting projects and restoring essential parts of the sites, all while fitting in the other areas of the Group too.


Our amazing volunteers make everything here possible. There's a lot to be done on the site and they provide an invaluable amount of help, as well as being a jolly good bunch to enjoy a quick cuppa with.


In 2013 we launched BatLife, a three-year project to help conserve and find out more about bats living along Hadrian’s Wall Path. Funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, it aims to highlight the bats that live here.

Temple of Mars

Along with our wonderful volunteers we recently cleared the area around The Temple of Mars Thincsus at Housesteads, originally discovered by John Clayton when he was in his early nineties.


If you're walking by and see us out and about (do come and chat to us) we might be carrying out SMR (Sites and Mounments Records) work with volunteers, which involves monitoring certain areas and recording it.

Pinpoint Adventure

Pinpoint Adventure help to deliver events along Hadrian's Wall © PinPoint Adventure/Ian Hopper

Pinpoint Adventure help to deliver events along Hadrian's Wall

We've been working with father and son team Ian and Tom Hopper for a number of years now.

They are fantastic and help to deliver adventure activities such as Snowshoeing, Climbing at Crag Lough, Underground Adventure at Nenthead and Sleeping under the stars weekend at Allen Banks.

Northumberland National Park

Put a smile on your face by volunteering this year © Laura Jackson

Put a smile on your face by volunteering this year

We work closely with Northumberland National Park, which covers an area of 1049km, or 405 square miles.

The area includes walking paths, listed buildings, National Nature Rserves, Special Ancient Monuments and more.

English Heritage

A Roman Fort, looking towards Sewingshields Crags © Paul Wakefield

A Roman Fort, looking towards Sewingshields Crags

In terms of partnership Housesteads Roman Fort is a little different.

We're a blended site you see, so although National Trust owns Housesteads Fort, English Heritgae manage it and we work closely with them to ensure that the history of this special place is protected and that any visitor has a great time!