Hadrian’s Cycleway

The 174 mile route of Hadrian’s Wall cycleway was officially opened in July 2006. The cycleway, signed as National Route 72, can be cycled in either direction, though it is normally cycled west to east. It mainly runs on country lanes and quiet roads, interspersed with sections of traffic-free path, promenade and riverside path. The coastal sections at either end of the route are relatively flat, but there are a few steep, short hills in the central section. You will ride through some of England’s most dramatic and wild countryside where you can “get away from it all” and enjoy the freedom of cycling in this unspoilt area. Our ride starts in the port of Ravenglass on the west coast where you will cycle along the coastline before turning inland at Bowness-on-Solway to follow the line of Hadrian’s Wall. Between Brampton and Corbridge much of the wall remains where it is worth taking your time to view the many forts and museums in the area and to take a walk along some of the most spectacular sections of the wall. The ride then follows the river Tyne to the finish in Tynemouth on the east coast. Please be aware that the luggage courier no longer operates between Ravenglass and Bowness on Solway, if you would like to include luggage transport on this section please get in touch for a quote.

Our Holidays

Hadrian's Cycleway

Ravenglass to Tynemouth 174 miles/280 km

We have a total of three holidays on Hadrian's Cycleway. They all cover the whole route, taking from 3 to 5 days, depending on how far you want to cycle each day, and how much time you want to look around.

Code Length Average per day Price range
HC4 3 days cycling (4 nights) 58 miles/93 km £248 - £317 Full Info Book
HC5 4 days cycling (5 nights) 44 miles/71 km £283 - £375 Full Info Book
HC6 5 days cycling (6 nights) 35 miles/56 km £330 - £445 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

Would you use Mickledore again? Definitely. I was really impressed with the overall service.

Hadrian’s Wall, September 2016
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We have no hesitation in recommending Mickledore.The B&Bs we arrived at the end of each day are such a treat! Charming, welcoming and comfortable! Nothing went wrong during our trip – however we were confident and reassured that it would be easy to contact Mickledore to sort anything out if needs be. Thank you! A great time in beautiful Cumbria and Yorkshire.

Coast to Coast, September 2016
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The quality of the B&Bs was a real bonus. The rest of our party had booked with a different firm and some of their accommodation wasn’t as good as ours.

Would you use Mickledore again? Yes, definitely. Brilliantly organised. One B&B said Mickledore was the best firm they dealt with.

Great Glen Way, August 2016
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