The small village of Walton is two miles north of Brampton and forms part of the Hadrian's Wall Path. The 84-mile trail, which has links to over 80 short walks, stretches from coast to coast and runs from Wallsend in Tyneside right across to Bowness-on-Solway.
One of the short walks that makes up the path starts off against the backdrop of the pretty church and cottages in Walton and then roams around the local countryside and finishes at Friar Waingate Bridge, which was built in 1821.The red sandstone church - or St Mary's to use its proper title - is over 140 years old and takes pride of place as a focal point in the Walton skyline. Another prominent feature is the eye-catching village green. Fifteen lime trees were planted on the green to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887 and well over a century later they look as magnificent as ever.
The aptly-named Centurion Inn pub is a pivotal part of the local community and has been refuelling tired and thirsty ramblers and holidaymakers who pass through Walton for years. There's a distinct homely feel about this traditional Cumbrian pub and it's an idyllic spot to get fully accustomed with village life.