80. Can I walk on Hadrian’s Wall?

Despite the geographically confused cavortings of certain characters in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, it is now firmly discouraged, since it damages the fabric of the monument. On one stretch however, next to Housesteads Plantation (NY 783 687), it is still permitted to walk on one of the most iconic sections of the curtain wall (although those who suffer from vertigo would be well advised to take the path just behind the wall instead). It is much better for all concerned to go instead to Vindolanda or Wallsend and walk on the two full-height reconstructions of the stone wall.

Further reading: Burton 2003