06-Sep-2010 -- Whilst walking the Hadrian’s Wall Path from Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway, we took a detour to visit this confluence point, located just a few kilometers south of the path. The weather was dry and sunny, and reaching the confluence point seemed relatively straightforward.
Turning off the B 6318 just to the west of Down Hill, we followed the public footpath into the village of Halton, then turned south on to the minor road that leads to Aydon Castle. About 600 m along this road, we reached a gate on the left, beyond which a bridge over a small stream led to the entrance to a field. The crop had already been harvested, and the gates to the field were open. The confluence point was located in the field, about 260 m from the road.
We reached the confluence point within a few minutes and took photographs for the record. On our return, we walked past Halton Castle and took the public footpath north of Halton to the site of the Roman fort of Onnum, and there rejoined the Hadrian’s Wall Path. Later that day, we marked our successful confluence point visit with some celebratory beers in The Hadrian Hotel in the nearby village of Wall.