Hadrian's Wall Path

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.

    Standard Itineraries

    All Standard Itineraries include the following as part of the package:

    • 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
    • Emergency support

    Any suggested itineraries can be replaced with your own chosen itinerary - see below.

    Itineraries at a glance

    Itinerary From/To No. Days No. Nights Price
    Itinerary A: Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway 7 days 8 nights £520 View in full Book it
    Itinerary B: Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway 4 days 5 nights £335 View in full Book it
    Itinerary C: Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway 5 days 6 nights £395 View in full Book it
    Itinerary D: Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway 6 days 7 nights £450 View in full Book it
    Itinerary E: Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway 8 days 9 nights £580 View in full Book it
    Itinerary F: Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway 9 days 10 nights £650 View in full Book it
    Itinerary G: Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway 10 days 11 nights £710 View in full Book it
    Note: All prices are per person, based on 2 people sharing.

     

    Itinerary A: Typical 7-Day/8-Night Itinerary

    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)

    Package Cost: £520 per person (based on two sharing)

    Itinerary B: 4 Days/5 Nights

    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)

    Package Cost: £335 per person (based on two sharing)

    Itinerary C: 5 Days/6 Nights

    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)

    Package Cost: £395 per person (based on two sharing)

    Itinerary D: 6 Days/7 Nights

    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)

    Package Cost: £450 per person (based on two sharing)

    Itinerary E: 8 Days/9 Nights

    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)

    Package Cost: £580 per person (based on two sharing)

    Itinerary F: 9 Days/10 Nights

    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)

    Package Cost: £650 per person (based on two sharing)

    Itinerary G: 10 Days/11 Nights

    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)

    Package Cost: £710 per person (based on two sharing)

    Please note: We do not include the following items as part of your package: guide books, maps, lunch, evening meals, travel insurance, personal equipment or personal transport

    Options for clients arranging their own accommodation

    We understand that many clients prefer to make their own accommodation bookings and we offer the following services to complement your personal itinerary:

    Which Direction?

    If you would rather walk from Bowness to Wallsend, we are happy to organise the walk for you in that direction, and can also change the itinerary to fit with your requirements, and quote accordingly.

    Baggage Transfer

    Your luggage carried between your selected stops: £8 per person per day (minimum of two persons)

    Rest Days

    Rest days can be incorporated into any itinerary at an additional £48.00 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

    We are happy to organise the walk for you in either direction, and can also change the itinerary to fit with your requirements, and quote accordingly

    For alternative itineraries to the above, 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 2015 and ending before 30th September 2015. For walks outside those dates, please contact us with your proposed itinerary and number of participants

    Hadrian's Wall Path - Booking Form

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    Walking on a budget? No problem! We have two Economy Options for you to consider.

    Both Economy packages include the following:

    • Two-person accommodation, with all bedding provided
    • Cooking facilitates and equipment
    • Electric hook-up points where available
    • Electric refrigerator and lanterns
    • Self-catering hampers containing ingredients for continental-style breakfasts, packed lunches and cooked evening meals
    • Overnight stays on campsites with washing & W.C. facilities, and usually more (details supplied)
    • Baggage transfer: your baggage travels daily between campsites with your accommodation
    • Substantial savings on your holiday costs

    The packages can be adapted to your specific requirements, and we can also arrange to return you to your car at the end of your holiday.

    Economy Option 1: Caravan Package

    14 day/14 night in two berth caravan with large awning, moved along the trail daily, with your luggage. All hitching and un-hitching is included and your accommodation is waiting for you at the end of your walk.

    Cost for two persons: £2,196
    Saving approx £145 per couple on a 14 day B&B holiday.

    Economy Option 2: Trailer Tent / Camping Package

    14 day/14 night in trailer tent with large awning or large tent accommodation, moved along the trail daily, with your luggage. All pitching and setup is included and your accommodation is waiting for you at the end of your walk.

    Cost for two persons: £1,808
    Saving approx £530 per couple on a 14 day B&B holiday.

     

    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 Emporer 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 days 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.

    Guide Books

    Ordnance Survey Maps

    The route is covered by the following maps:

    Useful External Links

    Hadrian's Wall Trailblazer Guide
    Walking Places Message Forum

    Here are a few of the things our clients have told us:

    Just a line to say how much the 10 of us enjoyed our Hadrian's Wall walk. Everything went very smoothly (apart from the very slight glitch at Housesteads/Steel Rigg, which you quickly sorted out for us). The B & B's were all fine - East View in Carlisle where we had 2 nights was especially good, Julie was welcoming and helpful and everyone agreed the breakfast was the best of the trip! Many thanks for your help in making it a very enjoyable and trouble-free trip. Nina Clements 2014

    Bag delivered safely and on time each day. Thank you very much. We will use this service again. Gordon Dolan 2014

    Just to say a big thank you to Brigantes for all your help during our walk. Great service! Margaret Tiffney 2014

    Apologies for the delay in writing, it has been hectic since coming back from our week's walk along Hadrian's Wall. I am writing on behalf of our party of 6 people, who wanted me to thank you very much for the professional, efficient, and friendly service we received from you and Brigantes. Our trip was very enjoyable, the accommodation was comfortable, and we couldn't have asked for better weather! Our luggage was always waiting for us when we arrived. As you were aware, our party had a number of OAPS and Arthur is 82 years old. On the whole the itinerary was realistic and comfortable, except for Day 4. On Day 4 walkers have to deal with the crags which are time consuming, even for younger fitter people. We would recommend from experience that Day 4 ends at Robin Hood Inn. Other than that, we would recommend you again and will certainly plan to book with you another walking holiday next year. Noha Nasser 2014

    Thank you very much for the excellent baggage transfer system you give me. It was nice not to have to carry all my gear in that heat. Your guy did a very good job. Michael Colley 2013

    Customer Services

    Our office staff can be contacted between 8-00am and 6-00pm, 7 days per week during the walking season (April to October). Normal office hours out of season.

    You may telephone our office on 01756-770402 or email support@brigantesenglishwalks.com

    Our postal address is:
    Brigantes Walking Holidays
    Bob’s Laithe,
    Halton Gill,
    Near Skipton
    North Yorkshire.
    BD23 5QN
    England