Total steps: 5
Total steps: 5
Bardon Mill train station, grid ref: NY778645
Leave the station heading east and go over the railway crossing. Follow the road and cross the river via the footbridge.
When you meet the road head left and continue all the way to Beltingham.
In the village of Beltingham take a small detour to the churchyard and see the ancient yew trees round the back of the church. Leave the churchyard and continue in the direction you were out of Beltingham.
At the road junction head left.
There's a public footpath on your right after about 100yd (90m): follow this across the fields past the 'ha-ha' until you reach the gate into Allen Banks. The large house on your left is Ridley Hall, whose former owners landscaped Allen Banks into what we see today. Once in the woods head left to make your way down to the car park or go right to explore further.
Allen Banks car park, grid ref: NY798639
Explore one of the richest parts of the country for Roman archaeology on the Housesteads to Steel Rigg circular walk and get close to Hadrian's Wall.
Take a circular walk starting from the visitor centre to the Roman Fort and then along the World Heritage Roman wall footpath to the iconic Sycamore Gap. Although the Sycamore tree is no longer there, the stump remains and may regrow. See great views across the countryside as you walk alongside the ancient wall in the heritage landscape.
Find out more about the National Trust’s ongoing partnership with Cotswold Outdoor as our exclusive walking partner.
Help to look after National Trust places by observing a few simple guidelines during your visit and following the Countryside Code.
Get out into nature and explore the rich ‘wilderness garden’ at Allen Banks – a woodland paradise with walking trails and abundant wildlife including red squirrels and roe deer.