Age group : KS2 Subjects: Geography, History, Science
Children will spend the morning at The Sill, learning about how we at the National Park help to look after Hadrian’s Wall, and how it has become such an important site for wildlife.
Through activities they will find out a bit more about the importance of the site in the past and how it is a focus for tourism today. After lunch, the group will go with one of our expert guides for a walk along the Wall to one of the most famous sites in the National Park – Sycamore Gap. The route follows the line of the Vallum – the series of Roman ditches and mounds that lie just south of Hadrian’s Wall – leading on to Sycamore Gap, the famous tree that stands in a dramatic dip on Hadrian’s Wall. The walk will also include a stop at Milecastle 39, also known as Castle Nick, to find out about the Roman occupation of the site and take in the dramatic views of the surrounding landscape.