Chollerford and Humshaugh

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Chollerford and Humshaugh are two small villages next to each other in Northumberland, about 25 miles west of Newcastle.

The villages are popular for people visiting Hadrian's Wall with a hotel/bar diner, an Inn, and a riverside tearoom. Many walkers use this area for their second stop heading west, or second last stop heading east.

Chollerford is situated less than half of a mile east of Chesters Roman Fort.

The next stop heading west is normally at Gilsland 18 miles west, over the highest and best preserved sections of the wall. This area also has some of the top museums, castle and large priory. Hadrian's Wall Map.

The image below is of the bridge over the River Tyne with Chollerford on the other side.

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Chollerford image

The image below is of the George Hotel in Chollerford a good spot for drinks and meals. The hotel is next to the bridge with river views.

George Hotel Chollerford

The image below is of the Riverside Tearooms & Campsite, across the road from the George Hotel. The road to the right here is the B6318 that runs west alongside Hadrian's Wall for about 17 miles, passing forts, museums, famous tree at Sycamore Gap by Steel Rig, and the top high sections of the wall.

The image below is of the Crown Inn in the small village of Humshaugh. This is another populer place for drinks and meals. Humshaugh is situated a few hundred yards north of Chollerford.

Crown Inn Humshaugh image


The villages are also known as the site of the Battle of Heavenfield in 633, between a Northumbrian and Scots army led by Oswald of Bernicia, and a Welsh army led by Cadwallon of Gwynedd. The Welsh were defeated in the battle.

The battle site is marked by a stone cross next to the B6318 road about one and a half miles southeast of Chollerford, at St Oswald's Church. There is a small car park on the roadside with an information board and a short walk to St Oswalds Church.

There is a good walk from the east side of Chollerford bridge, down the riverside to Chesters Bridge, and east to St Oswald's Church following the Hadrian's Wall Path. The path passes Brunton Turret and a short section of the wall.

St Oswalds Church Chollerford Map

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