Hadrian's Wall
84 miles following Roman Emperor Hadrian's famous wall

This walk traces the route which marks the northernmost frontier to the old Roman Empire, is 84 miles in length, and stretches from Wallsend, a suburb of Newcastle-on-Tyne in the east, to the western extremity at Bowness-on-Solway.

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Holiday Packages

All our Standard Itineraries include:

  • Hand-picked accommodation in B&Bs / guest houses / inns / small hotels
  • En-suite facilities where available
  • Breakfast
  • Daily baggage transfers from our own team of local drivers
  • All booking fees

We will also endeavour to include all these in any custom itinerary you wish to build for this walk.

Day 1: Wallsend to Heddon –on-the-Wall area (15m)
Day 2: Heddon-on-the-Wall to Chollerford (15.5m)
Day 3: Chollerford to Steel Rigg (12m)
Day 4: Steel Rigg to Gilsland (9.1m)
Day 5: Gilsland to Newtown (10.9m)
Day 6: Newtown to Carlisle (9.1m)
Day 7: Carlisle to Bowness-on-Solway (14.2m)

 

£600 per person (based on two sharing)

 

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Day 1: Wallsend to East Wallhouses (21m)
Day 2: East Wallhouses to Steel Rigg (21.5m)
Day 3: Steel Rigg to Park Broom (23.4m)
Day 4: Park Broom to Bowness on Solway (17.7m)

 

£380 per person (based on two sharing)

 

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Day 1: Wallsend to Heddon –on-the-Wall area (15m)
Day 2: Heddon-on-the-Wall to Chollerford (15.5m)
Day 3: Chollerford to Gilsland (20m)
Day 4: Gilsland to Carlisle (18.9m)
Day 5: Carlisle to Bowness on Solway (14.2m)

 

£455 per person (based on two sharing)

 

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Day 1: Wallsend to Heddon –on-the-Wall area (15m)
Day 2: Heddon-on-the-Wall to Chollerford (15.5m)
Day 3: Chollerford to Steel Rigg (12m)
Day 4: Steel Rigg to Lanercost (14.2m)
Day 5: Lanercost to Carlisle (13.9m)
Day 6: Carlisle to Bowness-on-Solway (14.2m)

 

£530 per person (based on two sharing)

 

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Day 1: Wallsend to Newburn (11m)
Day 2: Newburn to East Wallhouses (10m)
Day 3: East Wallhouses to Chollerford (9.5m)
Day 4: Chollerford to Steel Rigg (12m)
Day 5: Steel Rigg to Gilsland (9.1m)
Day 6: Gilsland to Newtown (10.9m)
Day 7: Newtown to Carlisle (9.1m)
Day 8: Carlisle to Bowness-on-Solway (14.2m)

 

£680 per person (based on two sharing)

 

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Day 1: Wallsend to Newburn (11m)
Day 2: Newburn to East Wallhouses (10m)
Day 3: East Wallhouses to Chollerford (9.5m)
Day 4: Chollerford to Steel Rigg (12m)
Day 5: Steel Rigg to Gilsland (9.1m)
Day 6: Gilsland to Newtown (10.9m)
Day 7: Newtown to Carlisle (9.1m)
Day 8: Carlisle to Burgh by Sands (6.5m)
Day 9: Burgh by Sands to Bowness-on-Solway (7.7m)

 

£750 per person (based on two sharing)

 

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Day 1: Wallsend to Newburn (11m)
Day 2: Newburn to East Wallhouses (10m)
Day 3: East Wallhouses to Chollerford (9.5m)
Day 4: Chollerford to Housesteads (9m)
Day 5: Housesteads to Greenhead (10.9m)
Day 6: Greenhead to Lanercost (8.3m)
Day 7: Lanercost to Park Broom (10.4m)
Day 8: Park Broom to Carlisle (4m)
Day 9: Carlisle to Burgh by Sands (6.5m)
Day 10: Burgh by Sands to Bowness-on-Solway (7.7m)

 

£825 per person (based on two sharing)

 

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* All headline holiday prices are shown per person, based on two people sharing.

Baggage Transfer

Baggage Transfer is automatically included in the price of all our Walking Holiday packages.

These prices are for anyone planning their own holiday and just need bags moving from one stop to the next.

£9.00 per bag per day (one bag per person)

 

Max 17kg per bag

Note: If you are booking accommodation in an Airbnb, you must ensure that there will either be someone available to take collection/delivery of your bags or that they have appropriate, secure storage in the event that the proprietor is absent.

Walk Information

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  • Walk Info
  • Maps & Guide Books

Rest Days
Rest days can be incorporated into any walking holiday package at an additional £50.00 per person per night

Solo Travellers
Solo travellers please contact us or use the booking form to send your proposed itinerary including dates, and we will price accordingly. Where possible, we take advantage of existing bookings from other clients to ensure you receive a cost effective service.

Alternative Itineraries
For alternative itineraries to those provided for this route, please contact us, or use the Booking Form to submit your proposed itinerary and number of participants and we will quote accordingly.

Walking Season Dates
Prices are based on the walk starting after 1st April and ending before 30th September. For walks outside those dates, please contact us. We provide a reduced out of season service, but still manage to meet the needs of most customers who contact us during this period.

Walk Information
This walk traces the route which marks the northernmost frontier to the old Roman Empire, is 84 miles in length, and stretches from Wallsend, a suburb of Newcastle-on-Tyne in the east, to the western extremity at Bowness-on-Solway.

The Wall, including its many fortifications and extensive earthworks, was ordered to be built by the Emperor Hadrian during his visit to Brigantia in 122 AD, in order to protect his conquered territories from the local marauding and resisting indigenous peoples of the north – collectively known as the Brigantes. It is a remarkable monument to almost four centuries of Roman occupation and is now a World Heritage Site and a scheduled Ancient Monument. Within its boundaries, and in the near locality, there are also Sites of Special Scientific Interest, museums, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and a National Park, all easily available for the walkers education and enjoyment.

At various locations along the wall, there are also information centres, with books, maps and many other items of literature available about the area. A visit to the Roman Army Museum near Walltown Crags is a ”must” and an enlightening experience.
Walkers on this newest of our National Trails will no doubt stand in awe of the skills and achievements of the Roman surveyors and engineers, at the miles of masonry remains, and the still visible hand-dug earthworks and Vallum, all constructed within a period of six years.

By the end of their period of occupation, the Roman Empire had declined, and Britain was abandoned. The wall and its fortifications became derelict, and due to a lack of appreciation of its historical importance by local people at the time, much of the stone was taken for re-use in local field walls and buildings, and it is therefore essential that what remains of this ancient structure continues to be suitably protected by English Heritage through the Countryside Agency.

The walk is generally undertaken in seven walking days from east to west, starting at Wallsend in Newcastle and finishing in Bowness-on-Solway, with the final two nights’ accommodation taken in the city of Carlisle. The last day’s walk is from Carlisle to Bowness-on-Solway, returning to Carlisle by bus or taxi, for that last night.

Your return home, or to any UK airport from this mainline railway city is conveniently accomplished.

OS Explorer Maps
OL43 - Hadrian's Wall
314 - Solway Firth
315 - Carlisle
316 - Newcastle upon Tyne

Guide Books
"Hadrian's Wall Path" by Henry Stedman - Published by Trailblazer Guides - ISBN: 978-1905864850

ViewRanger Digital Maps
Digital Maps can be viewed on a modern smartphone using an appropriate ‘app’, which is usually provided as part of any map purchase. Brigantes are happy to recommend ViewRanger for all your digital mapping and mobile navigation needs.

The ViewRanger Shop provides Ordnance Survey maps for all parts of the UK, as well as the National Trail and selected Long Distance Paths. Map segments can also be purchased ad-hoc, allowing you to cover any walk you plan to take.

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Walkers' Testimonials

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4 Replies to “Hadrian’s Wall”

  1. Thanks to Brigantes we had a fantastic experience walking Hadrian’s Wall
    Baggage transfer and accommodation was spot on.
    We would recommend you to anyone considering a long walk with baggage transfer.
    Thanks again Dave & Wilhelmina

  2. Dear Brigantes Support team

    I am sending a quick note to thank you for the arrangement to support my Hadrians Wall Walk that I successfully completed in 5 Days on 01 Aug 18. All of your arrangements with accommodation worked really well and my bag was collected and delivered every day so thanks to you and the team.

    I also have to thank you for the initial planning and coordination which allowed me to organise the walk so easily.

    A great walk and challenge with each day bringing different scenery and terrain as well as the fantastic views of the Roman wall.

    I will definitely use you again perhaps as early as this year.

    Stephen Hilton

  3. Thank you Brigantes for making our walk along Hadrian’s Wall so straight forward. You delivered my bags to where they needed to be when they needed to be there. Your attention to detail spotted an error I had made and enabled me to resovle what could have been an issue before it became one! Thanks again

  4. During the last two weeks in May 2016 we walked 170 miles which included the Hadrian’s Wall Path. We could relax and enjoy the walk knowing that at the end of each day we would arrive at comfortable accommodation and our suitcases would be in our rooms. Many thanks to Brigantes for their amazing organisation in booking all our accommodation and their very efficient luggage transfer service. Also the help and response from Brigantes was really good during the booking period, and we look forward to another walk next year. Felicity and Peter Jones 2016

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