Walton is a village in the north-east of Cumbria, 3 miles by road north of the market town of Brampton.
Walton has a church and a village hall, formerly the village school, but no shop.
The village hall is also used as a post office on Monday and Wednesday mornings (09:00 - 12:00).
The Walton Tea Room, situated in the Reading Room next to the village hall, is closed until the spring (March 2014).
When the village hall is open there is access to the toilets.
More information can be found on the Walton Parish Council website
Unfortunately, the Centurion pub is no longer open. The public house (with small restaurant) in Irthington about 2½ miles to the south-west is currently (March 2014) for sale. Brampton has several pubs, eating places and take-away food outlets.
Walton is ill-served by public transport. There is no regular service between Walton and Brampton.
The twice weekly bus to Carlisle (Stagecoach No.97 service) leaves Walton at 09:18 on Wednesdays and Fridays (journey time 50mins)
and the returning bus travels on to Brampton leaving Walton at 13:19 (journey time 10mins).
Photographs of Walton
The village is sited close to the wall built as the northern frontier to Roman Britain following a visit by the emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD.
A National Trail, Hadrian's Wall Path, opened in May 2003.
Though the sections nearest to Walton have been covered to protect them, impressive lengths of Hadrian's Wall and milecastles can be seen on the road between Banks and Birdoswald about 5 miles to the east from Walton.
There is a Visitor Centre and excavations of a Roman fort at Birdoswald.
Three miles east from Walton is Lanercost Priory, built by Augustinian Canons in 1166. The restored nave of the church has stained glass by William Morris and Burne-Jones.
Road Map of the area