Driving Hadrian’s Wall: the Minor Car Parks VI (Tower Tye)

Tower Tye

Location: N55.033124, W2.171290 Facilities: None

Located on the verge, this is an unofficial pull-in, but you will see lots of people using it, from passing motorists to coach drivers.


As ever, be aware that there are car thieves operating, as there are at all of the car parks along the Wall. Stout footwear is advisable.

Tower Tye minor car park planZone 2 (500m)

The main virtue of this location is that it affords easy access to Milecastle 29 (1) and its splendid earthworks.

Zone 3 (1km)

The fine stretch of consolidated curtain wall at Black Carts is visible to either side of Turret 29a (2) only a short walk to the west. A further stretch of curtain wall (3) is visible west of a minor road.

Zone 4 (2km)

Limestone Corner (4) with its unfinished ditch and giant monolithic debris can also be reached.