Hadrian's Wall Path

Overview

Trail Details
>   Prices from: £ 440.00 per person
>   Start / Finish: Wallsend / Bowness-on-Solway
>   Distance: 84 miles (135 km)
>   Duration: 5 to 8 days according to choice
>   Availability: All Year (recommended April to October)
>   Grading: Easy / Moderate 
>   This National Trail is well way-marked with White Acorn signs

Hadrian's Wall Path Highlights

  • Discover the history of Hadrian’s Wall, a UNESCO world heritage site
  • Walk alongside the best preserved section of the wall - from Chollerford to Steel
  • Admire the ramparts, forts & castles of one of our finest historic monuments
  • Explore Northern Cumbria’s Solway Firth – a forgotten corner of England


Hadrian's Wall Path
is fast becoming one of the UK’s most popular long distance walks. It passes through some of the most beautiful areas of England - from rolling fields and rugged moorland to the vibrant cities of Newcastle and Carlisle.

In AD 122 the Roman Emperor Hadrian ordered the construction of a frontier defence from coast to coast across Northern England to hold back the advancing Barbarians. Despite the passing of almost 2000 years, various sections of the wall have survived the ages remarkably well and whilst mere fragments remain today, the wall still remains the largest ancient monument in Northern Europe.

The best way to appreciate this dramatic historic monument and the ruggedly beautiful countryside around is to walk its length following in the footsteps of the Legionnaires.

The Hadrian’s Wall Path runs as close as possible to the course of the wall and since the trail was officially opened in 2003, it has proved immensely popular, attracting walkers from all over the world.

Hadrian’s Wall Path begins close to the city of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and takes you through the wonderful empty landscapes of Northumberland and Cumbria. The walk finishes at the mouth of the River Solway amidst the outstanding natural beauty of the Solway Firth.