The last Wark of 2020 (Northumberland) Dec 28th
A cold dry day for the last walk of the Covid ridden year. Six gadgies (Me, John H., John Ha. Brian, Margaret and Kate, apprentice trainee gadgette)) are spending the day walking from the village of Wark in the North Tyne Valley. (Wark from Old English (ge)weorc = fort)
Head west on the A69, beyond Hexham turn right for Chollerford and from there take the B6320 north to Wark. There is limited parking opposite the Battlesteads pub/ hotel which is closed because of the pandemic.
The walk is covered by OS OL 43 Hadrian's Wall, and it is recommended. probably better to trace the "Proposed Walk" below and follow it.
We had been promised a bright but cold day and the forecast was correct, plenty of sun but the temperature never got above 1C, making earth as hard as iron, water like stone so to speak.
This week's car park: