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.
It 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 well as the various forts and milecastles on the way.

Our Holidays

We have a range of walking holidays along Hadrian’s Wall, from a 3 day short break on the most dramatic, central section of the wall between Humshaugh and Gilsland. To a 6-10 day walk over the entire length of the National Trail.

Click on the links below to have a look at the details for each Hadrian’s Wall walking holiday.

Which Way to Walk the Wall?
We are happy to arrange the walk in either direction. Most people walk from east to west, as described here. This is the way the official guidebook describes the route, but another guidebook offers a description in either direction. Some people prefer starting in the west, as this is the direction of the prevailing wind. However, we often get easterly winds as well, and we think it’s good to get the urban bit around Newcastle out of the way early. If you’d like to start in the west, please make a note in the comments section on the booking form.

The Whole Hadrian's Wall Path

Tynemouth to Bowness on Solway 88 miles/142 km

We offer 5 holidays covering the whole route. The longer the holiday, the shorter you have to walk each day. The most popular options are 7 and 8 days.

Code Length Average per day Price range
HW7 6 days walking (7 nights) 15 miles/24 km £427 - £504 Full Info Book
HW8 7 days walking (8 nights) 13 miles/21 km £474 - £563 Full Info Book
HW9 8 days walking (9 nights) 11 miles/18 km £530 - £632 Full Info Book
HW10 9 days walking (10 nights) 11 miles/18 km £592 - £707 Full Info Book
HW11 10 days walking (11 nights) 10 miles/16 km £645 - £773 Full Info Book

Hadrian's Wall Highlights - Corbridge to Bowness

Corbridge to Bowness on Solway 63 miles/101 km

Unless you’re really intent on walking the whole official route, this the most pleasant option if you’re looking for a longer walk. It covers nearly the whole route, without spending time in the urban areas of Newcastle, where there is not much of the wall to be seen. Many people choose to miss out the early part of the walk, which is mainly in the urban area around Newcastle, and start at Corbridge.

Code Length Average per day Price range
HWH6 5 days walking (6 nights) 13 miles/21 km £380 - £444 Full Info Book
HWH7 6 days walking (7 nights) 11 miles/18 km £427 - £504 Full Info Book
HWH8 7 days walking (8 nights) 9 miles/14 km £474 - £563 Full Info Book

Hadrian's Wall Highlights - Corbridge to Carlisle

Corbridge to Carlisle 47 miles/76 km

This version of the Highlights is similar to the holiday above as it misses out the urban area around Newcastle. This holiday finishes at Carlisle as there is little left of the Wall beyond here - although the Solway estuary beyond does have a peaceful charm of its own.

Code Length Average per day Price range
HWC5 4 days walking (5 nights) 12 miles/19 km £332 - £383 Full Info Book
HWC6 5 days walking (6 nights) 10 miles/16 km £380 - £444 Full Info Book
HWC7 6 days walking (7 nights) 9 miles/14 km £427 - £504 Full Info Book

Best of Hadrian's Wall: Corbridge - Brampton

Corbridge to Brampton 39 miles/63 km

The best of Hadrian's Wall holidays are popular for those with less time, or who want to concentrate on the most dramatic central section of the walk. Here the landscape is at its most impressive and large stretches of the wall still remain. This is our longest "Best of" route, starting in the pleasant market town of Corbridge, where there is also an extensive Roman site.

Code Length Average per day Price range
HWB5 4 days walking (5 nights) 10 miles/16 km £332 - £383 Full Info Book

Best of Hadrian's Wall: Corbridge to Gilsland

Corbridge to Gilsland 29 miles/47 km

The best of Hadrian's Wall holidays are popular for those with less time, or who want to concentrate on the most dramatic central section of the walk. Here the landscape is at its most impressive and large stretches of the wall still remain. This holiday has the same itinerary as the Corbridge - Brampton route above, but finishes a day earlier.

Code Length Average per day Price range
HWB4A 3 days walking (4 nights) 10 miles/16 km £274 - £312 Full Info Book

Best of Hadrian's Wall: Humshaugh to Gilsland

Humshaugh to Gilsland 26 miles/42 km

This is our shortest route, concentrating exclusively on the section where the wall is intact, and the landscapes are at their most spectacular. Days are short, leaving plenty of time for to look around the numerous forts, milecastles, and other Roman remains.

Code Length Average per day Price range
HWB4B 3 days walking (4 nights) 9 miles/14 km £274 - £312 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

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Aphm Jacobs, Eindhoven, Netherlands Hadrian’s Wall, July 2015
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The choice of accommodation was very good, the luggage transfers worked without a hitch and the information provided was thorough.

Mrs P Gentry, Texas, US Hadrian’s Wall, July 2015
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What a holiday it was – by far the best walking holiday ever experienced. Thank you so much for all the meticulous arrangements and above all else for the glorious weather! It was truly a fantastic holiday providing a mixture of glorious walking country and fascinating Roman remains and museums. The day at Vindolanda was quite exceptional. All the accommodations were also superb. And the transportation of our luggage worked perfectly. It is no wonder that we heard the same comment at each place we stayed –‘Mickledore is the best company of them all’.So thank you so much for such a wonderful service. My son (who is autistic) who accompanied me along with his support worker had been looking forward to walking part of Hadrian’s Wall for some 3 years and for him it was a tremendous achievement. And I am so glad that I chose Mickledore to plan the holiday. We will doubtless be using your services again in the future.

 

Rheinalt Llwyd, Aberystwyth, Wales Hadrian’s Wall, June 2015
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