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 £315 - £384 Full Info Book
HC5 4 days cycling (5 nights) 44 miles/71 km £371 - £464 Full Info Book
HC6 5 days cycling (6 nights) 35 miles/56 km £433 - £549 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

It was an excellent adventure, challenging at times, very pleasant at others. The weather was on our side. Thank you.

Coast to Coast, September 2017
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Our holiday with Mickledore walking the Northumberland Coastal Path was the first time we have been on a holiday like this. The organisation before we went was very detailed and the resources sent, book and maps, very comprehensive. We enjoyed the ‘unknown’ of what our accommodation was like each night as we had deliberately not looked them up on-line beforeheand. We enjoyed the reading of the next day’s wak each night giving ourselves a refresher over the very tasty and filling breakfasts we had at every stop. The scenery along this route is stunning, the sandy beaches stretch for miles and we were lucky enough to see them with sunshine and blue skies and blue sea.We were proud of our walking achievements each day and we would definitely consider another walking holiday.

Northumberland Coast Path, September 2017
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Please tell everyone at Mickledore ‘thank you’ for an incredible experience and vacation.

Would you use Mickledore again? Absolutely, this was one of our best vacations ever!

Hadrian’s Wall Walk, September 2017
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