Chollerford and Humshaugh are small
Villages 37 miles east of Carlisle,
23 miles west of Newcastle.
The Villages are popular for people
visiting Hadrian's Wall with a Hotel/Bar
Diner, an Inn, and a Riverside Tearoom.
Many Walkers on the 84 mile Hadrian's
Wall Path use this area for their second
stop heading west, or second last stop
Attractions in the area include a
Riverside Walk, Chesters Roman Fort half mile
west, and St Oswald's
Church with a Battlesite under 2
Area Attractions Click on
The image top is of the Bridge over the
River Tyne with Chollerford on the other side.
This Bridge was built in 1785 to replace a
Medieval Bridge destroyed by a Flood in
The Bridge from Roman Times was built around
the year 100 at Chesters Roman Fort, about a
half mile west. After the Romans left England
in the 400s, Chesters Bridge was destroyed so
locals could use the stone for Buildings.
The second image is of the George Hotel in
Chollerford a good spot for drinks and meals.
The Hotel is next to the Bridge with River
The Riverside Tearooms
& Campsite are across the road from the
George Hotel. The road to the right here is the
B6318 that runs west alongside Hadrian's Wall
for about 17 miles, passing Forts, Museums,
famous Tree at Sycamore Gap by Steel Rig, and
the top high sections of the Wall.
The Crown Inn is in the
small village of Humshaugh about a half mile
north of Chollerford, another popular place for
drinks and meals.
St Peter's Church is across the road from
the Crown Inn, built in 1818 as a Parish
Chollerford and Humshaugh History
633 - the Battle of
Heavenfield took place here between a
Northumbrian and Scots army led by Oswald of
Bernicia, and a Welsh army led by Cadwallon of
Gwynedd. The Welsh were defeated in the
The Battle Site is marked by a stone cross
next to the B6318 Road about one and a half
miles southeast of Chollerford, at St Oswald's
Church. There is a small Car Park on the
Roadside with an Information Board and a short
walk to St Oswald's Church.
There is a good Walk from the east side of
Chollerford Bridge, down the Riverside to
Chesters Bridge, and east to St Oswald's Church
following the Hadrian's Wall Path. The Path
passes Brunton Turret and a short section of
Church Chollerford Map