Hadrian´s Wall - 130 km - 6 days walk
Hadrian's Wall was constructed over a period of six years by order of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, who came to Britain in AD 122. It was built to separate the Romans from the Barbarians', a feat it achieved for over 250 years.
Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail is an unbroken 134 km signposted trail stretching from coast to coast, from Bowness-on-Solway in the west to Wallsend in the east. It passes through some of the most beautiful parts of England - from rolling fields and rugged moorland to the vibrant cities of Carlisle and Newcastle.The history of Hadrian's Wall is comprehensively illustrated by its forts, museums and milecastles. Magnificent examples can be found along its length, offering unique and inspiring insights.
On this self guided walk we arrange the accommodation and baggage transfer, as well as providing detailed route notes and maps so people can get the most out of the walk. Any extra nights before or after the walk can be arranged to.
Day 1: Carlisle
Free time for sightseeing, e.g. the Carlisle Castle. Accommodation in Carlisle.
Day 2: Bowness-on-Solway - Carlisle
Drive to Bowness-on-Solway where the walk starts. Easy walk to Carlisle. Accommodation in Carlisle.
Walk: 24 km
Day 3: Carlisle - Walton
This is an easy walk taking in some very pretty villages and country lanes. The section ends in Walton, a picture postcard village with the imposing Gothic looking Church of St. Martins. From there is a short drive to our Hotel in Brampton, which is a pretty village with population of 400.
Walk: 19 km
Day 4: Birdsowald - Twice Brewed
Drive to Birdsowald Fort. At Birdsowald Museum is a three dimensional model of the Irthing valley and full size replica Roman lavatory and a lot more. From the museum the walk is awesome as the full majesty and the sheer scale of the Wall becomes obvious. This section ends in Once Brewed and close by is the magnificient Vindolanda Roman Fort and Museum. Vindolanda is one of the most fascinating and exiting sites in the Roman world. Accommodation in Once Brewed.
Walk: 19 km
Day 5: Twice Brewed - Wall
Unforgettable section with views of those classic scenes you've always wanted to visit. Lot's of Wall remains and Forts. Accommodation in the the small village Wall.
Walk: 20.5 km
Day 6: Wall - Heddon-on-the-Wall
Lots of stiles and roadside walking, usually in fields seperated from the roads by hedges and fences. It makes an easy day just strolling along. Not much in the way of visible Roman remains on this section. Accommodation in Heddon-on-the-Wall.
Walk: 25.5 km
Day 7: Heddon-on-the-Wall - Newcastle
The day starts off with a lovely downhill section to the Tyne. Splendid views all around from Heddon. Last chance to see a major piece of the wall here too. The walk will end in central Newcastle, by the Millenium Bridge. Accommodation in Newcastle.
Walk: 17 km
Train journey to Manchester where the Tour ends.
Accommodations: Self guided walking holidays feature wide range of accommodation, this includes small hotels, guest houses and traditional B & B's. We have carefully chosen the accommodation regarding charming locations, very good facilities and reputation for providing great hospitality. Wherever available, we will reserve en suite rooms but these may not be available in the high season, especially if the holiday is booked at last minute.