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