There is no wall at Chesters. You can
follow the B6318 road west where you will
see the wall on the north side of the
The first part of the wall is now only a
dirt mound, with the stone wall starting
about 6 miles west of Chesters. You
normally see many walkers on the mound, and
further on, walking along the stone wall
along the top of the hills.
Parts of the mound section are only
about 10 feet from the road.
Housesteads Roman Fort is situated 8
miles west of Chesters, with a large car
park and visitor centre right next to the
road. A path leads up from the visitor
centre to the wall where it runs through
Housesteads Fort. The path up to
Housesteads Fort and the Wall is under 1
mile in distance.
The B6318 runs alongside Hadrian's Wall
from just west of Chesters to Birdoswald
Roman Fort 20 miles west. This is the best
preserved section of the wall with a number
of forts and visitor centre's all
There is the AD122 Hadrian’s
Wall Country Bus that runs between the
towns of Hexham and Haltwhistle, calling at
most of the main sites each day from about
09.00 to 18.00, ideal for visiting the
sites, or walking along the wall and
catching the bus at other sites.