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.

Hadrians Wall Path Map

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.

Miles Km
Day 1 Travel to Tynemouth for your first nights accommodation
Day 2 Metro rail to Wallsend then walk to Newburn 11 18
Day 3 Newburn to Humshaugh 19 31
Day 4 Humshaugh to Twice Brewed 13 21
Day 5 Twice Brewed to Banks/Lanercost 15 24
Day 6 Banks/ Lanercost to Carlisle 14 23
Day 7 Carlisle to Bowness on Solway 16 26
Day 8 Depart from Bowness on Solway after breakfast

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Hadrians wall Path Signpost Chesters Walking Hadrian's Wall

Client Feedback

This is our second trip … Hadrian’s Wall being the first …and we find you and your support material, email communication, and general organisation excellent in all regards. It did help having had a previous trip to know how to use everything. It is comforting to know you are there to help if we need it. We look forward to booking another trip soon! Thanks.

Great Glen Way, June 2019
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Everything was great, bags were at every stop on time. You were great at staying in contact. Great choice of accommodation.

Hadrian’s Wall Walk, July 2019
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The holiday was well organised and everything ran smoothly. Having met other walkers on the trail either “going it alone” or using other tour operators I think Mickledore seems better in comparison especially on accommodation and taxi transfers.Keep up the good work.

Yorkshire Wolds Way, September 2019
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