Sycamore Gap walk

Walk to Sycamore Gap
Get your heart racing with the short but steep uphill route to Sycamore Gap, the dramatic dip in our National Park landscape with one of the most photographed trees in England at its base. Trust us - it’s worth the climb.

A view worth climbing for

This approximate 3 mile loop is perfect for getting back to your car, as you end up back where you started after passing striking National Park viewpoints. Setting off from The Sill, the trail truly gets your heart racing with a steep, uphill ascent before heading back down to see Sycamore Gap.

Hiking along Hadrian’s Wall as you go, you can discover ancient history alongside breath-taking views on this route. Once you have taken plenty of photos of Sycamore Gap, and maybe even stopped for a picnic, you can turn back and follow your original tracks, or continue on the loop beside Sycamore Gap and back to The Sill. If you want to explore a little further, there are a number of ways to extend this route and explore more of Northumberland National Park.

If you have time, head into The Sill to see fascinating exhibitions. Head upstairs for a frothy coffee with a view, as the centre’s cafe boasts panoramic views over the National Park.
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