Date: 2018-02-06 01:08
Our most popular itinerary on Hadrian's Wall which gives you plenty of time to explore the history of the wall as well as time to relax
Lunch and dinner are not included so you are free to choose from the available options. Most of your accommodations will be more than happy to provide a packed lunch on request and this can be booked on arrival. Alternatively your guide book includes details of local pubs and convenient lunch stops on the way. Dinner is available either at your accommodation or nearby pubs and restaurants.
You start the day by passing Chesters Museum, an important site on the wall, and then ascending to Tower Tye, again following the Roman Road. You will soon be entering the most spectacular sections of the wall, so keep your camera handy. Part company with the wall after Shield and enjoy a lovely journey through rugged countryside and a host of Roman ruins and forts.
Our 'Best Of'’ itineraries all start in Corbridge, which is easily accessible by train from Newcastle. Trains run approximately every half an hour and the journey can take anywhere between 85 minutes to 6 hour, depending on if they are direct or not.
Walking from East to West is the most popular option as reflected by the above itineraries and also the guidebook we provide is written in this direction. However, we can offer itineraries walking in the reverse direction, from West to East, if you would prefer. Just select the West to East option when booking online or ask your Destination & Adventure Specialist.
If you want to take on the challenge of a long-distance trail, with fantastically scenic walks, steeped in history, and then arrive in your comfortable and welcoming B&B’s every afternoon, feeling a sense of achievement each day, then this tour is for you.
A hearty breakfast is included each morning. Most hotels and B& B’s offer a continental and full cooked breakfast, which should keep you going for hours.
Day 6: Arrive Newcastle and overnight
Day 7: Walk to Heddon, 65 m
Day 8: Walk to Corbridge, 9 m
Day 9: Walk to Chollerford, 65 m
Day 5: Walk to Once Brewed, 67 m
Day 6: Walk to Gilsland, 9 m
Day 7: Walk to Brampton/Lanercost, 9 or 7 m
Day 8: Walk to Carlisle, 66 m
Day 9: Walk to Bowness, 65 m
Day 65: Onward travel
Firstly, take the Green Line from Newcastle Airport towards the Centre of Newcastle alighting at Monument station. Walk to Monument Market Street and catch the Blue Arrow 66 Bus towards Whitley Bay. Alight at High Street East and walk to the Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum, the official start of the Hadrian’s Wall Walk.
Carlisle is a large town and has all the facilities you may have been missing over the past couple of days. The magnificent Castle, cathedral and the Tullie House Museum are all well worth a visit if you have any spare time.