Coast To Coast Along Historic Hadrian’s Wall
Hadrian’s Wall Path was opened in 2002 and proved an immediate success with walkers from both the UK and abroad. The route follows the line of Hadrian’s Wall which was constructed by Roman emperor Hadrianus between AD120 and AD128 to protect the northern extreme of the Roman Empire.
The path crosses the country from coast to coast – from Wallsend, near Newcastle, through the rolling border countryside of Northumberland, continuing on to the historic city of Carlisle and finally to the flat plains of the Solway Coast. At every mile along the Wall there is a milecastle with two watchtowers in-between. Although parts of the wall have been plundered for local houses, the central section is very well preserved, as are the various forts and milecastles on the way.
Our colleague Sue recently walked along the Hadrian’s Wall Path. You can read about her Hadrian’s Wall Walking Holiday here.
Wallsend to Bowness in 6 days walking
Of all our Hadrian’s Wall Trail holidays this is the one for the serious walker, covering the entire route in 6 days, with a couple of longer days! In the hillier, more dramatic central section where the most interesting remains are found, the days are slightly shorter. If you are a fit walker and want to concentrate on the route rather than the remains, this is a good choice, but it is always worth considering the addition of a rest day to explore the Roman sites.
|Travel to Tynemouth for your first nights accommodation
|Metro rail to Wallsend then walk to Heddon on the Wall
|Heddon on the Wall to Humshaugh
|Humshaugh to Twice Brewed
|Twice Brewed to Banks/Lanercost
|Banks/ Lanercost to Carlisle
|Carlisle to Bowness on Solway
|Depart from Bowness on Solway after breakfast