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.