Walking - Hadrian's Wall

Walking 6 nights

VISITING: The UK

Overview

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Why we love this tour

"You'll get a real sense of satisfaction in walking the length of Hadrian's Wall, a historical boundary marking the northern frontier of the Roman Empire. This is an iconic cross country walking route."

Follow the route of Roman Hadrian’s Wall

Wild moorland landscapes with numerous archaeological sites

Cross the north of England from East to West

Easy to moderate walking on a major walking route with some longer distances

Guiding
Self-Guided
Distance
57miles/92km
Level
Easy to Moderate
Standard
Comfort
Departs
Departs any day
Runs
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Code
GB011

Hadrian’s Wall is one of Britain’s most significant archaeological treasures and a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to the early centuries AD. The walk follows the route of a National Walking Trail, covering the most interesting and best-preserved sections of the wall. Starting from the banks of the River Tyne, where the remains of Segedunum Fort mark the eastern end of the wall, the path cuts through the modern city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne into the countryside and moorland beyond. Crossing the windswept and rugged moors across Northumbria and into the more rolling landscape of Cumbria, there are regular mile castles, watchtowers and forts which remain from the original structure of the wall.

This is a moderate walking tour, which follows an established and well-marked path, with some long walking days and uphill sections. For a more leisurely tour, there is the option to shorten each day of walking by taking a local bus - the aptly numbered ‘AD122’ service, which runs along the route. There are plenty of stops along the route for sightseeing at the many historical sites, or for watching the abundant local birds and wildlife. It’s a spectacular walk, with something for everyone.

Accommodation

3* & 4* hotels, guest houses and B&Bs

We use a mix of 3* and 4* hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfasts for this tour. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

6 nights in 3* & 4* hotels, guest houses and B&Bs

Breakfast included

Luggage transfer included

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What's included

Price includes

6 nights accommodation in 4* and 3* hotels, guesthouses or bed and breakfasts

Board basis: Bed and breakfast

Luggage transportation

Maps and photo route information. GPS routes available.

Local contact number for assistance

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Local bus fares if taking the AD122 bus

Extras

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly or take the train to Newcastle, then a local bus, train or taxi to Wallsend or Whitley Bay

How do I get back?

Carlisle is on the West Coast mainline railway. UK customers can return home or back to Newcastle by train. International customers can take a train to Manchester airport, or back to Newcastle airport.

What is a 'Moderate' walking holiday

Moderate walking holidays will follow paths or trails with some rocky terrain or loose surfaces. Some surefootedness is required, as well as an occasional head for heights. Most days will see you walking for between 4 and 6.5 hours. You can expect some steep up and down hill sections, possibly including some mountain ridges or summits, so good walking fitness is required and some hiking experience is highly recommended.

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.

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