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Walking Holiday in England on
Hadrian's Wall Path
Newcastle upon Tyne to Bowness-on-Solway

Walking Holiday on Hadrian's Wall Path
Walking Holiday on Hadrian's Wall Path
Walk Hadrian's Wall Path, one of England's long distance walking trails, walking in the far North of England from Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway, via Carlisle, Castlestead, Housesteads, Chollerford, Heddon-on-the-Wall and Newcastle upon Tyne.
The Hadrian's Wall Path is an 86 mile way-marked long-distance walking trail. This hiking tour can be walked in either direction.
Online booking available!
This English self-guided walking holiday hikes through some of the highlights of Roman Britain thanks to Emperor Hadrian and his wall. The Hadrian's Wall Path is a great introduction to walking holidays in UK. The Hadrian's Wall Path tour walks through some of Northern England's most historic landscapes full of wildlife and Roman heritage, and the cities of Carlisle and Newcastle are en-route.
Hadrian's Wall Path walking trail is clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your walking holiday in Northern England. Suggested Tour Duration:
8 nights, 7 days walking
Total Distance:
86 miles
Min/max daily distance:
8/16 miles
Average Daily distance:
12 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:

Roman Heritage
Castles
Countryside
This walk connects to:
St Oswald's Way
Cumbria Way
Walking holiday on Hadrian's Wall Path
Hadrian's Wall Path is one of UK's National Walking Trails. The walking holiday begins at Newcastle on the east coast of England, and traverses the whole of North England, to Solway Firth on England's West Coast. The route passes through the cities of Carlisle and Newcastle, both of which are great places to visit, good shopping and a fine selection of restaurants and pubs. All along the route there are roman remains to visit and interesting countryside to enjoy. This walking holiday is great hiking for visitors to the UK as it offers a taste of England's ancient history mixed with the modern UK of today in the cities of Carlisle and Newcastle. The hiking route is a great first walking holiday as it is fairly easy walking and offers a wealth of interesting places to visit en-route.
Way marking on walking holiday on Hadrian's Wall Path
This is a popular walking tour, so we have carefully selected comfortable accommodation to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and site-seeing. Why not take some rest days in Carlisle to explore the city, or make an excursion England's famous Lake District. Newcastle is also popular with its fine art gallery, museums and selection of shops, restaurants and pubs.
    
Day 1: Arrive Newcastle.   
To start your walking holiday on The Hadrian's Wall Path walking trail you make your own way to Newcastle. We can assist with coach or train transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of your self-guided walking holiday on Hadrian's Wall Path.
Newcastle on walking holiday on Hadrian's Wall Path
Optional Day 1: extra day in Newcastle
Day 2: Wallsend to Heddon-on-the-Wall.    15 miles    24 km
A short walk or ride on Newcastle's Metro City Train Service from central station (payable locally) takes you to Wallsend and Segedunum Roman Fort and museum, the official start point of The Hadrian's Wall Path walking trail. Today's walking route follows the River Tyne most of the way, and provides an insight into Newcastle and the River Tyne's industrial past and rebirth as a modern exciting English city. After Newburn the hiking trail leaves the city of Newcastle and the River Tyne. You end the day walking gently up to the small town of Heddon-on-the-Wall.
Segedunum on walking holiday on Hadrian's Wall Path
Heddon on the Wall on walking holiday on Hadrian's Wall Path
Day 3: Heddon-on-the-Wall to Chollerford.    16 miles    26 km   
Walking on from Heddon-on-the-Wall on the Roman Road, Hadrian's Wall itself soon appears. The walking trail soon arrives at Vindovala Roman Fort, a highlight of this walking holiday. The hiking trail passes the small towns of Harlow Hill and East Wallhouses. Walking on the Hadrian's Wall Path passes one of the highest points on the whole trail at Whittington Fell 268m set in rolling Northumberland countryside. Today's walk ends in Chollerford famous for its bridge and large Chesters Fort. Today Hadrian's Wall Path connects with St Oswald's Way.
Housesteads Fort on walking holiday on Hadrian's Wall Path
Day 4: Chollerford to Once Brewed.    13 miles    21 km
Walking on from Chesters Museum and Cilurnum the Hadrian's Wall Path reaches one of its most scenic sections through rugged countryside full of Roman remains. The museum at Housesteads Fort is well worth a visit. You can take the Hadrian's Wall bus to visit the large Vindolanda Fort complex a couple miles off route.
Winshields Crags on walking holiday on Hadrian's Wall Path Optional Day 2: Housesteads Fort and Vindolana Fort
Spend an extra day in Once Brewed to visit Housesteads Fort and Vindolanda Fort.

Day 5: Once Brewed to Gilsland.    9 miles     14 km    
Today's hike climbs to Winshields Crags, the highest point on the Hadrian's Wall path on this walking holiday, with great views in every direction. A great day's walking in stunning countryside.

Chollerford Bridge on walking holiday on Hadrian's Wall Path
Day 6: Gilsland to Walton.    8 miles     13 km
Having crossed the River Irthing the walking route leaves Northumberland and enters Cumbria. This section of the Hadrian's Wall Path offers great views of England's Pennine range of hills. The walking trail today passes through the small towns of Birdoswald and Banks and is an easy day's walking.
Carlisle Castle on walking holiday on Hadrian's Wall Path Day 7: Walton to Carlisle.    11 miles     18 km    
Today's walking is through lovely English countryside with cattle and pleasant farmland. Hadrian's Wall itself is in little evidence as this section was constructed of mud and grass. The last part of today's hike is along the banks of the River Eden into the city of Carlisle. Carlisle is a city with much to offer: a fine castle, great museums, many shops and great pubs. Carlisle is also a good point to spend an extra few days and explore England's Lake District or perhaps take a train ride into Scotland. At Carlisle Hadrian's Wall Path connects with Cumbria Way.
Day 8: Carlisle to Bowness-on-Solway.    14 miles     22 km
The final day's hiking on the Hadrian's Wall Path follows the River Eden to the sea. Hiking out of Carlisle the walking trail passes Burgh by Sands, Port Carlisle to Bowness-on-Solway. The Solway Coast is an area of outstanding beauty full of birdlife and offers great views across The Solway Firth to Scotland, a fitting end to one of the UK's best hiking routes. If your last night is in Carlisle you return to the city by local bus, payable locally.
Bowness-on-Solway on Hadrian's Wall Path walking holiday
Optional Day 3: extra day in Carlisle    
Spend an extra day in Carlisle at the end of your holiday to fully explore the castle and museums.

Day 9: Depart after breakfast
or extend your stay and spend some time exploring.
We can transfer you to your car or station.

What's included
in your UK walking holiday
on Hadrian's Wall Path

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • Cicerone's Guide to Hadrian's Wall Path
  • maps to Hadrian's Wall Path
You can walk this hiking tour over 7 days at about 12 miles per day. Why not combine this walking holiday with a hiking tour in another part of the UK. Our staff will be happy to advise and arrange necessary transfers.
This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The above distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.

Online booking available. A deposit of £55 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Cicerone's Guide to Hadrian's Wall Path

What's not included
in your UK walking holiday
on Hadrian's Wall Path

  • train fare from Newcastle to Wallsend on day 2
  • bus fare from Bowness on Solway to Carlisle on day 8 if your last night is in Carlisle

Hadrian's Wall Path 9 day itinerary:
7 days walking and 8 nights accommodation
£680pp
dbl/twin
£832pp
single occ
£872pp
solo traveller
Book Hadrian's Wall Path walking holiday online now
All prices subject to change
Extra nights from £48 per person per night

Optional Extras
for your UK Walking Holiday
on the Hadrian's Wall Path

  • upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
Optional Accommodation Upgrades
Can be added when booking online
Subject to availability               Prices per person per night
Newcastle Double/Twin Single
County Hotel £43.50 £46.80
single occupancy of dbl   £56.80
Gilsland Double/Twin Single
Gilsland Spa Hotel £35.00 £20.00
Carlisle Double/Twin Single
Crown & Mitre Hotel £36.00 £58.80
single occupancy of dbl   £68.80
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By Plane to Newcastle, Glasgow or Edinburgh, where we can arrange transfer to the start of the route
By Car to Newcastle or Bowness where parking is available
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