Driving Hadrian’s Wall: the Minor Car Parks XI (East Wall Houses)

East Wall Houses layby (NCC)

Location: 55.010507, -1.933511 Facilities: none

This small (unsurfaced) layby is situated on the eastern side of the junction of the B6318 Military Road and a minor road leading to East Matfen. This one is mainly for fans of the ditch.


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.

East Wall Houses minor car park mapZone 1 (100m)

To the south, beyond the Military Road, the line of the Vallum can be made out, surviving as an upstanding (if slighted) earthwork. To the east, the Trail follows the substantial remains of the ditch (1), as indeed it does to the west (2).

Zone 2 (500m)

More ditch can be followed to the west (3), as well as to the east, with the opportunity to walk in it immediately to the west of the Robin Hood Inn (4).