Walking Tour of Hadrian’s Wall from Benwell Roman Fort to Mining Institute 8.10.16

Join us on Saturday 8th October at 11am, meeting at the entrance of Westgate Community College on West Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, for a free guided walk that follows the route of Hadrian’s Wall from the site of the Roman Fort at Benwell via West Road through Wingrove, Arthur’s Hill and along Westgate Road finishing at the The Mining Institute in Newcastle City Centre, where we will be providing free tea, coffee, cakes and refreshments.

Guests speakers on the walk will include GNM Keeper of Archeology Andrew Parkin, Newcastle based heritage specialist Mike Greatbatch and Olive Taylor; city guide and member of West Newcastle Picture History Collection.

The tour will not just explore and illustrate the route’s Roman heritage. It will highlight some of the more complex and contemporary aspects of the area and its history, from the Industrial Revolution onwards. The walk will be a deep topographic exploration of one of the most fascinating routes into Newcastle City Centre and will present a collision of different histories and cultures that will not follow the usual chronologies or timelines.

The duration of walk will be approx 2 hours. 

MAP OF WALKING ROUTE

Places are very limited. Booking is essential. Visit the Eventbrite event HERE or email Michael McHugh (email address below)

For further info and booking enquiries contact

Michael McHugh, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

michael.mchugh@twmuseum.org.uk

0191 277 2298