A NEW campaign has been launched to set-up water bottle refill points along Hadrian’s Wall.

The campaign, Refill Hadrian’s Wall, is being spearheaded by local sustainability groups from Cumbria and Northumberland in a bid to try and clear up litter along the wall from Bowness on Solway to Wall’s End.

They’re calling on cafes, businesses, and museums that are located along the Wall to get involved and to sign up to the free refill scheme.

Tim Coombe, chairman of Sustainable Brampton said: “We’re rightly proud of the Roman Wall’s stunning landscape and history where single-use plastic bottles are the most frequently found type of litter.

“Refill Hadrian’s Wall will help reduce littering along our precious World Heritage Site.”

The first public refill station was successfully launched in Carlisle city centre recently, after many requests by environmentalists.

Adrienne Gill from Sustainable Carlisle commented: “We are excited to be part of the expansion of the successful Carlisle Refill Scheme along Hadrian’s Wall and look forward to working with our partners on this project.”

It is a nationwide scheme that was first started by the City to Sea organisation in 2015.

Lady Jane Gibson, chairwoman of The Frontiers of the Roman Empire said: “We strongly support the launch of Refill Hadrian’s Wall and we will encourage the thousands of visitors to the Wall to look out for the blue Refill stickers and check the Refill app to find out where refills are available for free.”