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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.
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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 :
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.
These bus and rail links can be taken as far as major travel hubs such as Carlisle, Newcastle, Manchester or London.
Most B& B owners will facilitate you parking your car but please contact us beforehand to check.
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.
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.
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.
We’re here to help. You ask the questions and tell us what you want. Be sure that we’ll listen and one of the Mountain Ways Ireland team will be back to you as soon as possible.
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