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Near Bardon Mill in Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
 

Steel Rigg

Welcome to Northumberland National Park

 
 
Steel Rigg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 3, 2013
1. Steel Rigg Marker
Inscription. Where National Park meets World Heritage Site

Your visit
You have come to a very special place. The landscape is full of clues to our past, but it is also important for our future.

Not just a pretty place
The inspirational landscape you enjoy today is working hard to combat climate change. About 5% of Northumberland National Park is covered in ancient bogs and mires which are excellent carbon stores and natural sponges in times of heavy rainfall.

All National Park Authorities are also working hard to protect these unique areas and have committed to being carbon neutral. Some of your car parking fee helps Northumberland National Park Authority in this work.

Read on for some ideas of what to do and see from Steel Rigg. You can find out more by visiting one of our award winning National Park Centres or by logging on to our website.

To reach this view of Sycamore Gap follow- Hadrian's Wall footpath east fro Steel Rigg car park towards Housteads.

What to see from Steel Rigg
1) Milecastle 37, remains of Roman arch

2) Rock rose grows on the thin soil of the Whinn Sill, an extremely hard rock called dolerite

3) Crag Lough (pronounced 'loff') and Milecastle 39, milecastles were small forts built every Roman mile along the Wall

4)
Steel Rigg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 3, 2013
2. Steel Rigg Marker
Marker sets at the edge of carpark
Biting stonecrop grows on the thin whin grassland

5) Peregrine falcon can be seen flying in the area

Your next visit
We're sue you'll want to come back. Why not buy an annual Hadrian's Wall car parking pass from the National Park Centre at Once Brewed, and enjoy unlimited parking for the year at any of the six car parks along Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland National Park. Or you could even leave the car behind and catch the award winning Hadrian's Wall bus.
 
Erected by Northumberland National Park.
 
Location. 55° 0.176′ N, 2° 23.434′ W. Marker is near Bardon Mill, England, in Northumberland. Marker can be reached from 68. Click for map. Traveling west from Housteads Roman Fort on B6318, turn right onto 68, Steel Rigg parking lot is on the right a short distance up the road.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hadrian's Wall (approx. 3.9 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  Northumberland National Park. (Submitted on July 28, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesHorticulture & ForestrySettlements & Settlers
 
Steel Rigg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 3, 2013
3. Steel Rigg Marker
View to the right of the Marker of Hadrian's Wall footpath (looking east), which crosses the cliffs above Crag Lough in the distance.
Steel Rigg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 3, 2013
4. Steel Rigg Marker
View of Steel Rigg Carpark from atop Hadrian's Wall image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 3, 2013
5. View of Steel Rigg Carpark from atop Hadrian's Wall
Steel Rigg carpark at right in the trees
Sycamore Gap and Milecastle 39 image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 3, 2013
6. Sycamore Gap and Milecastle 39
Looking north to Hadrian's Wall from B6318 (Scycamore Gap is located at center & Milecastle 39 can be seen at left)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   6. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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