Greenhead is a small Village 19
miles east of Carlisle, 41 miles west
Greenhead is popular as a stopover
for people walking the Hadrian's Wall
Path, and for Drinks and Meals when
driving to the many attractions in this
area connected to the Wall.
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The image top is of Greenhead centre with
Hotel being the most prominent building
in the Village.
The Greenhead Bunkhouse is also in the
Village centre, popular with Walkers on the
84 mile Hadrian's Wall Path.
The Old Forge Tea Rooms is across the road
from the Hotel.
The junction up by the Hotel leads 200
yards to the left onto the A69 Carlisle to
Turn right at that junction and it is
about half a mile to Thirwall Castle, half of
a mile to Haltwhistle Golf Club, and about 2
miles to the small Village of Gilsland for a
good 1 mile section of Hadrian's Wall between
Gilsland and Birdoswald Roman Fort.
The road running down past the Hotel is
the B6318, that leads to the Roman Army
Museum about 1 mile, Walltown Quarry and
Hadrian's Wall 1 mile, and a number of the
top Forts and sections of the wall for 16
miles alongside the B6318.
The cross shaped Memorial by the Hotel is
for locals who died during the Two World
The smaller fountain by the memorial was
erected in 1865 by the Widow and family of
John Blenkinsopp Coulson of Blenkinsopp
Estate. The Estate is situated next to
Greenhead with a partially ruined Castle from
the 1300s, and an 1800s Mansion.