Hadrian’s Wall Way

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North of England

Highlights on this trip include: 

  • Walk along the Scottish English border following this UNESCO best preserved Roman frontier in the world.
  • 2000 years of history as you follow the wall from coast to coast
  • Roman town of Corbridge
  • Pike Hill Signal Tower

& so much more….

Grade
No Walks Available
Distance
135km (84 miles)
Duration
No Walks Available
Dates
01 Mar - 12 Oct
Type
Self Guided
Rating
No Ratings

Hadrian’s Wall Way - Overview

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The Hadrian’s Wall Way is a 135 km linear route which follows closely the ancient Roman wall remains. In AD 122, the Roman emperor Hadrian ordered the construction of defensive frontier wall form Coast to Coast across Northern England. It offered protection from the wild Pictish tribes north of the wall in what is now Scotland.

You can walk in the footsteps of these Roman soldiers and sentries of 2000 years ago and imagine what life was like for them.

Hadrian’s wall path begins close to Newcastle -Upon- Tyne and is walked East to West through the wonderful empty landscapes of Northumberland and Cumbria. The high point is reached at Grass banks close to the famous Sycamore Gap of Robin Hood fame. After passing through many picturesque English villages, it then follows the banks of the River Eden before finishing where the mouth of the River Solway opens out into the Area of outstanding Natural Beauty salt marsh estuary of The Solway Firth.

It is a relatively flat walk and despite it fast becoming very popular, you can still experience that sense of isolation along the way.

Overview Trail Details
  • Self-Guided Walking Holidays from € ---- per person
  • 17 different itineraries to suit all abilities
  • Choose Leisurely, Moderate or Challenging Hikes
  • Waymarking -Good
  • Terrain: Riverside paths, pastoral lanes and bridleways, craggy ridge line tracks, moorland, salt marshes.
  • Begin your hike anytime between 1st March – 12th October

Hadrian’s Wall Way - Available Hikes

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Overview Trail Details
  • Self-Guided Walking Holidays from € ---- per person
  • 17 different itineraries to suit all abilities
  • Choose Leisurely, Moderate or Challenging Hikes
  • Waymarking -Good
  • Terrain: Riverside paths, pastoral lanes and bridleways, craggy ridge line tracks, moorland, salt marshes.
  • Begin your hike anytime between 1st March – 12th October

Hadrian’s Wall Way - Travel

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Mountain Ways Ireland will provide all necessary public transport details so that you can easily travel to and from The Hadrian’s Wall Way for your hiking tour.

If you’re one of those people who just can’t wait, then by all means you can start planning yourself now…

The closest airports are :

  1. Newcastle Airport
  2. Manchester International Airport

How to Get to the Start-point of your Hiking Tour:

Tyneside (Newcastle):     Use train service to Newcastle and Metro to Tyneside.

Wylam:                             Use train service

Heddon–on–the-Wall:     Use train / bus service

Corbridge:                        Use train / bus service

Chollerford:                     Use train / bus service

Take the bus, either public or private from Lanercost, Newtown, Carlisle or Bowness-on-Solway.

How to travel onwards at the end of your Hiking Tour:

These bus and rail links can be taken as far as major travel hubs such as Carlisle, Newcastle, Manchester or London.

Arriving by Car:

Most B& B owners will facilitate you parking your car but please contact us beforehand to check.

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Hadrian’s Wall Way - Accommodation

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We understand that a well selected Inn, B&B or guesthouse can make all the difference.

It’s one of the key ingredients that can make a good vacation into a great one.

A welcoming smile, a warm hello and a comfortable bed to take the weight off those feet is what you deserve.

Remember that we are hikers and we only want for you the same value for money standards that we would expect ourselves.

We expect somewhere to dry those boots and gear if they are wet.

Mountain Ways Ireland have carefully selected the accommodations for a range of reasons; it may be their location, their reviews and what other customers tell us, or the all-around local and authentic hospitality.

Wherever possible, rooms are generally en-suite, but if booked out already we will endeavour to have a private bathroom outside your own bedroom.

Just like us at Mountain Ways Ireland, The B&B owners have immense pride in their own businesses.

They love their own areas and will be more than happy to share a few stories or tips (good and bad!) of where to eat or drink. It’s hard to beat local, up to the minute knowledge.

* Because of limited accommodation options along Hadrian’s Wall Way, we may need to book you into the same location for more than one night, with transfers to and from the trailheads. These transfers are usually carried out by the B&B owner or a local taxi company, and the cost is covered in your tour price. This will not affect your trail itinerary.

We always try to book accommodation which is as close to the local amenities as possible if it meets with our high standards of course. If the accommodation is relatively remote (where access to local pubs/restaurants is not an option), the owner of the B&B that you are staying at will ensure that you are well fed. Please note that accommodation for Newcastle is provided a short 25 minute metro ride away in the villages of Whitley Bay or Tynemouth.

Overview Trail Details
  • Self-Guided Walking Holidays from € ---- per person
  • 17 different itineraries to suit all abilities
  • Choose Leisurely, Moderate or Challenging Hikes
  • Waymarking -Good
  • Terrain: Riverside paths, pastoral lanes and bridleways, craggy ridge line tracks, moorland, salt marshes.
  • Begin your hike anytime between 1st March – 12th October

Hadrian’s Wall Way - Additional Activities

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Suggested Activities / Extra days

It pays sometimes to just take a rest for a day, The Hadrian’s Wall way offers a wide range of ways to fill your day off.

Newcastle: Why not spend an extra close by and visit the city that once was known world wide for its ship building prowess. There’s a lot to do in this city that has seen a cultural revival as a capital of the Great North, it even has a museum celebrating just this. Mountain ways Ireland will provide accommodation a short 25-minute Metro ride away in the seaside villages of Whitley Bay or Tynemouth.

Chollerford: The Chesters Roman Fort really does warrant time to explore its ornate headquarters building, commanding officers’ residence, barrack buildings and military bath-house.

Once Brewed/Housesteads: Take a day off and spend it at The Sill national landscape discovery centre learning about the Northumberland landscape, a unique geological area. Explore the Vindolanda and Housesteads roman forts.

Carlisle: Visit the medieval castle and learn the gruesome secret of ‘the licking stone’ in the dungeons below. Visit the award-winning Tullie museum. Carlisle cathedral is also a must see.

 

How to Book an Extra day or Activity:

  • Choose your activity or where you want to spend an extra night or two to make this happen.
  • Go to our BOOKING FORM and simply tell us about the additional nights required as part of your Walking Holiday package.

The price of an extra night on the Hadrian’s wall path is £ 60 pps with a £ 10 single supplement.

Please note that if you choose to book your own extra nights’ accommodation elsewhere and not listed as part of The Mountain Ways Ireland package then luggage and transfers must be arranged by yourself.

Overview Trail Details
  • Self-Guided Walking Holidays from € ---- per person
  • 17 different itineraries to suit all abilities
  • Choose Leisurely, Moderate or Challenging Hikes
  • Waymarking -Good
  • Terrain: Riverside paths, pastoral lanes and bridleways, craggy ridge line tracks, moorland, salt marshes.
  • Begin your hike anytime between 1st March – 12th October

Hadrian’s Wall Way - Photos

Hadrian’s Wall Way - Guide Price List

Hadrian’s Wall Way
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