Hiking in England - the best of Hadrian's Wall
Small Group Holiday
The most famous, albeit not the only wall the Romans built to keep the Picts from invading Roman Britannia, Hadrian's Wall straddles the north of England from coast to coast. On this one-week holiday we walk the most interesting sections of this famous bulwark of Roman imperial might and culture.
Starting off on the morning of day 1 we walk along the River Eden to charming Crosby-on-Eden through sweeping countryside, using old bridleways to reach Irthington. Nearby Haltwhistle will be our base for the next three nights as we walk from Lanercost Priory to Birdoswald Roman Fort along the best preserved section of the wall.
Next, explore well-preserved Vindolanda Roman fort and its museum, before hiking the most spectacular section of the wall as it climbs steeply in and out of crags.
The Once Brewed to Sycamore is perhaps the best known section of the trail - the lone Sycamore tree sitting in a narrow dip in the countryside makes for one famous image.
Another day of hiking sees you travelling from Chollerford to Portgate past the famous 8th century Heavenfield Battle Site. Your final walk will take you along the old Military Road and earthen defences of the wall to Rudchester before ending your adventure holiday in Hexham.
Activity / Theme
United Kingdom, England
Walking, Public bus, Train, Taxi
Bed & Breakfast (6 nights)
Months of Operation
April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Adventure Coordinators Insider Tip:
The best time to walk the wall is April through October but the months of July and August do get busy
DAY 1 Join in Carlisle, walk to Irthington (16 kms)
DAY 2 Hike Lanercost Priory to Gilsland (11 kms)
DAY 3 Walk Walltown Crags to Haltwhistle (9 kms)
DAY 4 Hike Once Brewed to Brocolitia fort (19 kms)
DAY 5 Hike Chollerford to East Wallhouses (15 kms)
DAY 6 Walk East Wallhouses to Wylam (15 kms)
DAY 7 Tour ends in Hexham
Carlise to Irthington guided walk
Lanercost Priory to Gilsland guided walk
Gilsland to Haltwhistle guided walk
Vindolanda Roman Fort
Once Brewed to Brocolitia Fort guided walk
St. Oswald’s in Lee Church visit
Heavenfield Battle Site visit
Chollerford to East Wallhouses guided walk
Rudchester Roman Fort visit
Wylam to East Wallhouses guided walk
Sample tour. Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice. Please inquire.
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