Hadrian's Wall Walk


The Hadrian's Wall Walk in northern England. Where to go, what to see, and where to stay on Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail.
 

 

 


 


Hadrian's Wall Walk
stretches from Segedenum Roman Fort at Wallsend on Tyne in the east to Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast. The Hadrian's Wall Walk National Trail has 84 miles (135km) of trail through Tyne and Wear (where it is shared with cyclists on an urban cycleway) and into Northumberland and Cumbria alongside Hadrian's Wall. We offer accommodation along the Way in several towns and villages, all with instant online confirmed booking facilities.
Hadrian’s Wall was built under the orders of Emperor Hadrian in AD 122 to mark the northern limit of the Roman empire. Over the next six years the army constructed a wall 73 miles long and some 15 feet high, from the east to west of Britain. It is a World Heritage Site and is one of the best preserved frontiers of the Roman world, featuring castles, forts and villas. Museums, reconstructions and visitor centres bring the whole frontier and Roman history to life, and walks lead you through spectacular countryside. Following the route of the wall has become so popular with walkers that in May 2003, after several years of hard work, it became a National Trail with many new sections of path.
The walk is a mix of rural walking with sections of urban paths, sometimes surfaced through Newcastle and Carlisle. What starts as a riverside route along the Tyne gives way to farmland above Tynedale, this then opens out to the rough grazing upland section, before gradually descending to the richer pastures of Cumbria and finally the Solway Estuary.
The section west of Hexham, in Northumberland National Park, is high and exposed, and warm/wet weather clothing will be necessary for most of the year.

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Bowness on Solway, Carlisle, Brampton, Chollerton, Hexham, Matfen, Heddon on the Wall, Ryton, Gateshead, Newcastle, Wallsend

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Bowness on Solway, Carlisle, Brampton, Chollerton, Hexham, Matfen, Heddon on the Wall, Ryton, Gateshead, Newcastle, Wallsend

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