Driving Hadrian’s Wall: the Minor Car Parks XII (Rudchester)

Rudchester layby (NCC)

Location: 55.002342, -1.825248 Facilities: none

This small (unsurfaced) layby is situated on the south side of the B6318 Military Road immediately next to Rudchester fort and has room for about three cars.


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.

Rudchester minor car park mapZone 1 (100m)

Strictly speaking, you do not need to walk anywhere to see the humps and bumps of Rudchester fort – you are parked on it and can just look over the fence. Walking south down the side road (carefully as it is used as a rat-run) gives access to the Trail stile leading to the fort site itself. There is an information board next to the south-west corner of the fort.