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Banks is a very small Village close to Hadrian's Wall in Cumbria, 14 miles east of Carlisle, 47 miles west of Newcastle.

Banks is popular for Banks Turret on the east side of the Village, Birdoswald Roman Fort 3 miles east, and Lanercost Priory with a Cafe and Shop 1 mile south.

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The image top is of Banks Turret and short section of Hadrian's Wall on the east side of the Village. This is a great viewing point south out over the Pennine Hills.

Banks Village is a few hundred yards down the road in this image.

Birdoswald Roman Fort with a good section of Hadrian's Wall is about 3 miles along this Road heading east. The Hadrian's Wall Path runs alongside the road, at times on the Road.

There are the remains of 2 or 3 Roman Signal Towers next to this road, between here and Birdoswald.

The second image is of Banks Village, mainly a few dozen Cottages. There is a Self Catering Barn Conversion into the left named Hadrian's View.

The Hadrian's Wall Path runs down this Road to the house down the hill, it then follows a smaller road off to the right with good Signs from there into the countryside, towards the small Village of Walton, about 3 and a half miles west.

The third image is of the Hadrian's Wall Path leading out into the countryside. On a clear day, you can view Walton Church in the distance from here.

The Path is mainly through Farmland and Country Estates from here to Carlisle, about 12 miles. Walton is straight out there, then the Path leads southwest down into Carlisle, past Carlisle Airport. The Path leads into Carlisle at Bitts Park, next to Carlisle Castle, 300 yards north of Carlisle centre.

The Path is well signed with good Gates in this section. The last half mile up into Walton may be on a Narrow Road due to a diversion.

Down in the Dip here you will pass a Road and a Bridal Path with signs for Lanercost Priory. The Priory is about half of a mile south of the Path, well worth the detour, as it is a substantial building with a popular Cafe. Also with a scenic Old Bridge and Mill House.

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