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Name:Winshield Crags
Hill number:5281
Height:344.7m / 1131ft
Parent (Ma):2313  Sighty Crag
RHB Section:33: The Scottish Border to the River Tyne
County/UA:Northumberland (CoU)
Catchment:Tyne (Newcastle)
Class:Hump, Tump (300-399m), Clem
(Hu,Tu,3,Cm)
Grid ref:NY 74213 67560
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:102.9m
Col:241.8m  NY 7954 7154  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 86 87
(1:25k) OL43W
Observations:trig point may be on artificial ground; outcrop 3m E at NY 74217 67560 is natural
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 227 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Hot day. Short walk from the Sill round to Housesteads and then south of the B6318.Roblex08/09/2019
Hadrian's Wall path west from Steel Rigg car park.CreakingHiker23/07/2019
Hadrianís Wall path W->E. With JAS and KRBkdbennett23/03/2019
Accessed from modern Sill Youth Hostel at Once Brewed. Well used path. Trig at summit. Extensive views in cool sun and light winds. Impressive section of Hadrian's Wall, along which we continued East.Denise 18/03/2019
Parked in Steel Rigg Car Park at NY 75097 67691 - Pleasant walk over short grass to the trig point & small rock outcrop. On final approach to summit, the highest point on Hadrianís Wall, a decent length of the original wall lies alongside. (S)gerrybowes26/09/2018
From the £2 car park to the east. Under 30 minute solo return in murky weather.bolton17/08/2018
Whilst on the Pennine Way with Tomnickywood115/07/2018
With CP on Pennine Waygarth8712/07/2018
From Steel Rigg Viewpoint car park (£2 for 1 hour) along the clearly defined Hadrianís Wall path. Hot and sunny day with pretty good views from the top.Jubilado07/07/2018
Sunny & Hot, 9 mile circular walk from The Sill. MCK meet. With CT.Trotticus07/07/2018
Ran from housesteads with harriers, group 1. Wasn't a race but I made it there and back firstwillow12/06/2018
Self and PeterInvicta1422/03/2018
9.3 mile walk from Steel Rigg viewpoint car park near Once Brewed taking in the best part of Hadrians Wall. Walked up to Winshield Crags, then back to road continuing to Peel Crags, Highshield Crags, Hotbank Crags and Sewingshields Crags back via Housesteads, the day started cloudy but turned out clear and sunny, drove to and bagged Thorngrafton Common afterwards.DanTrig04/11/2017
Walk along part of Hadrian's wallhillsman06/08/2017
Bagged as YSM711 Winshields. Lovely walk up from the Steel Rigg car park to the trigpoint, which is apparently the highest point on Hadrian's wall according to the Pokestop!thejackrustles29/04/2017
Part of Hadrians Wall Walkshamian23/07/2016
From Steel Riggs. Was doing the trig.BigJ12/07/2016
Ascent with Andrew Whitaker, Julian Brooksbank and Darren Royle on leg of Pennine Way from Greenhead to Bellingham.pwhitaker_196610/06/2016
Parked up near Twice Brewed - Up onto Hadrians Wall - Peel Crags - Highshield Crags - Hotbank Crags - Housestead Crags - Sewingshield Crags - back to Kings Wicket - route of old causeway across the moss north of the wall to meet the Pennine Way (headed North)- East Stonefields - West Stonefields - Greenlee - Gibbs Hill - Melkridge Common - back onto Hadrians Wall - Winshield Crag (arrived at summit trig tobe treated to a magnificent orange sunset) - Steel Rigg - Twice Brewed.briandavies20/03/2016
From Steel Rigg carpark, this hill first then two in opposite direction. Very pleasant amble on glorious day.Aye Jimmy11/02/2016
Had made a customer visit to Haltwhistle and could not refuse the lure of the Hadrian's wall. Walked a snowy section bagging Windshield Crags and Peel Crags on route. Returned to car as sun fell from the sky.VirtualMountain15/01/2016
The Spine Racedc9612/01/2016
From Winshields Farm bunkhouse: Winshield Crags - Peel Crags - Highshield Crags - Hotbank Crags. Great way to clear the cobwebs after the previous night's celebrations!Tony J01/01/2016
Visited while walking HWP.rhalstead05/12/2015
From Steel Rigg car park.Fisky Boy07/09/2015
With Fisky BoyBrenda Cloke07/09/2015
GIdris31/03/2015
Spine RaceJim T15/01/2015
Date approx. With K.Ashley01/01/2015
From Saughy Rigg Farm on a misty winters day.softsquare29/12/2014
With Jo, from Steel Rigg cp: HWP/PW to Peel Crags, Highshield Crags then Crag Lough, returning along RMW to Winshield Crags. Weather; high cloud, warm, good visibility.amblerbob25/11/2014
a walk along the wall from Thirlwallsteven ruffles26/08/2014
With the Vindolanda excavation team on a rainy day.dromeas21/08/2014
With Jo, circular walk from Steel Rigg: HWP to Peel Crags, Highshield Crags, Hotbank Crags, PW and tracks to Bell Crags (top is within security fence), then tracks to Hopealone tripillar and onto road for return along HWP over Winshield Crags. Weather; generally sunny, warm, though light rain on WC, good visibility.amblerbob26/07/2014
IanDazza19/07/2014
From Once Brewed, up to wall, along to Winshield Crag then Shield on the Wall. South, then east to Vindolanda, then Housteads and back along the wall. Always enjoy the views from this section of Hadrians Wall.PaulH28/06/2014
on Pennine wayemily26/05/2014
Continuation of walk west along Hadrian's Wall Path from Peel Crags. Dropped steeply down to col, then on rising path to cross minor lane. Then followed path through field by stiles and kissing gate to summit - the highest point on Hadrian's Wall. To return, re-traced route east to lane, then walked down by it to Twice Brewed.Man of Kernow116/05/2014
As part of Hadrian's Wall Path.welshyboyo06/05/2014
Bowness to Wallsendjimbloomer02/04/2014
PWNick Caunt21/09/2013
With Rob E while walking coast to coastLouieb7825/08/2013
Bagged whilst doing Hadrian's Wall 4-9 Aug 2013.jonglew06/08/2013
Highest point on Hadrians Wall. Great views. Parked in car park to the east - £4 but I suppose it goes to the upkeep.clivevilla01/07/2013
Visited summit during 20 mile circular route from Burnhead car park, near Haltwhistle.meltdiceburg31/10/2012
Walked as part of Hadrian's wall walk. Walking from West to East. Almost the end of day 3.Argentum6610/07/2012
Easy parking - charge to east. If quiet can park on roadside. Stroll.destaylor21/06/2012
Climbed whilst walking the wall. With the Imperial College Fellwanderers winter tour.Edgemaster02/01/2012
On walk from Grindon to Walltown with Yvonne TurnbullCrib Goch04/09/2011
Linear walk from Greenhead to Housesteads, returning by the AD122 bus.davidpettit8427/08/2011