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 Reading Room Café, next to the village hall, is open daily 10:00am - 4:00pm during the summer season. The café will be closed from Friday 30 September, re-opening on Thursday 6 October, but from that date will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
When the village hall or the café is open there is access to the toilets in the village hall.
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.
Mobile phone reception in Walton is patchy. There is wifi access in the village hall and reading room; ask for the password.
More local information can be found on the Walton Parish Council website.
Unfortunately, there is no longer a pub in Walton. The Salutation Inn in Irthington, about 2½ miles to the south-west, closed in Spring 2015 and is currently up for sale.
Brampton has three pubs, a few eating places, mainly cafés, and take-away food outlets.
Walton is no longer on a bus route though the Border Rambler minibus will operate a weekly service to Carlisle on Thursdays from 1 September 2016. Click for the timetable.
Airbus 2000 Ltd (016977 3735) and Brampton Cars (016977 3386), both based in Brampton, offer a taxi service.
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.