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, has re-opened (11 March 2014) and will be open throughout the summer Monday - Friday (10:30-16:30).
When the village hall is open there is access to the toilets.
There is a heart defibrillator on the outside wall of the village hall next to the main door. There is a light switch adjacent to it if you need access in the dark. The code for the cabinet will be given to you by the 999 operators in the event of an emergency.
More local 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 as a going concern.
Brampton has two pubs, a few eating places, mainly cafés, 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