Sycamore Gap

Sycamore Gap, famous for the Sycamore Gap Tree or Robin Hood Tree is a tree standing next to Hadrian’s Wall near Crag Lough in Northumberland, England. It is located in a dramatic dip in the landscape and is a popular photographic subject, described as one of the most photographed trees in the country.

  • Location: near Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 6NN – on the B6318 between Greenhead and Chollerford.
  • Nearby: Haltwhistle 4 miles, Hexham 14 miles, Carlisle 26 miles.
  • Opening times: Steel Rigg (365 days, un-serviced) or Housesteads (10:00 until 16:00, Monday to Sunday – open all year, serviced during opening hours).
  • Parking: Steel Rigg (charges apply) or Housesteads (: pay on exit, 3 hours for £3, longer than 3 hours incurs hourly charge of £2).
  • Facilities: at Housesteads – toilets, baby changing, play area, visitor centre, gift shop, picnic area, museum, dog friendly.
  • Things to do: walking, eating.