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Hadrian’s Wall Path

Hadrian’s Wall Path ~ 82 miles (132 km) ~ 6 days' walking

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Hadrian’s Wall Path follows the line of the historic Roman wall that divided England and Scotland almost 2000 years ago. Discover a fascinating combination of ancient history and the flora and fauna of the wild Northumberland landscape, with overnight stops in the comfort of traditional villages.

The wall was built on the orders of Emperor Hadrian in the Second Century AD to protect the northern border of the Roman Empire and is Europe’s largest surviving Roman monument.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are several informative museums and visitor centres along the route, beginning with the excellent facility at Segedunum at Wallsend. Explore the remains of the Roman Forts, Milecastles and Turrets while marvelling at the engineering skills that created this unique construction.

Hadrian’s Wall Path takes you the length of the original Roman wall between Solway Firth in the west and the River Tyne in the east. The 23 mile (37 km) section between Birdoswald and Chollerford is a switchback with lots of short climbs and descents however the majority of the path has a natural grass surface; only the Tyneside section is tarmac. Navigation is not difficult as the route is very clearly marked with the Acorn Symbol as well as way marking arrows. Even in times of poor visibility in the higher central section navigation should not present too many problems as the path here traces alongside Hadrian’s Wall itself. Nevertheless it is always a good idea to track your progress on your guidebook or map.

In the summer season there is a daily bus service, together with a good train service from Carlisle to Newcastle that offers transport to walkers along the route.

Hadrian’s Wall Path is managed by a National Trail Partnership that ensures that the physical fabric of  the Trail and its associated archaeology is managed in a sustainable way.

Fill out our enquiry form if you are interested in walking Hadrian’s Wall Path.

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Hadrian’s Wall Path ~ 82 miles (132 km) ~ 6 days' walking

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Fixed Price - £460 per person

Single supplement - £155


  • 7 nights' accommodation for 2 people sharing in quality B&Bs, guest houses, inns and hotels. Rooms with shower/wc (where available)
  • Breakfast
  • Door to door baggage transfer to each stage - maximum 16 kg per bag
  • Rucksack Readers Guide Book
  • Location details for each accommodation
  • Travel information to the start and from the finish of the walk
  • Suggested equipment list
  • Emergency support

Not Included

  • Evening meals, packed lunches and drinks
  • Travel insurance

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It is possible to walk Hadrian's Wall Path in the either direction, however it is best to walk west to east to keep the prevailing wind behind you. Yet many walkers opt to walk east to west, because Newcastle is a more accessible starting point with good connections to both air and ferry services. A further alternative to the final day walking west to east is to take a scheduled bus, departing Carlisle Bus Station at around 09:00 to Bowness-On-Solway and walk back to Carlisle. Between Banks and Twice Brewed, it is possible to split the stage and spend an additional overnight at Gilsland. If you would like to stay an extra night at any point on the route, please let us know in the Comments section of the Enquiry Form. We will recalculate the price of your holiday based on the changes you make and will confirm the price before any payment is requested. The final amount you pay may be lower or higher than our Fixed Price, depending on the options you choose. Contact us if you have any questions.

Stages and Distances (Optional extra stages shown in brackets)
14 miles - 22.5 km
13 miles - 18.5 km
Walton / Banks
9.5 miles - 15 km
8 miles - 13 km
Twice Brewed
12.5 miles - 20 km
15.5 miles - 25 km
Heddon on the Wall
14 miles - 24 km


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