Hadrian's Wall

Path

Discover the Wall

The Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail is perhaps one of the more popular walking routes in the United Kingdom – certainly on the bucket list of many, along with the likes of the West Highland Way and Coast to Coast. And rightly so. The walk is a spectacular 84 mile journey across beautiful scenery, starting in a fabulous city, stopping each night in quaint towns, and the whole way being treated to a historical marvel. Feedback from customers walking the wall has been continuously great, and we are proud to offer our services on this route.

Walking Season

March-October

Distance

86 Miles

Difficulty

Moderate

Location

Northumberland to Cumbria

Trip Details

The Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail, although being up there as one of the most popular walking routes in the UK also manages to be surprisingly quiet. If walking from East to West you will start from the city of the port city of Newcastle, famous for its industrial past, and now a thriving commercial hub in the North. Bars, cafes and accommodation aplenty. A far cry from the landscapes which will be underfoot in a few days time. As you work your way through the cities, walking along the River Tyne, you will leave its banks before working your way up to higher ground, and towards the Old Military Road. This old Roman road will start to slowly take you towards the central features of the Hadrian’s Wall Path, from Chollerford to Carlisle. This middle section defines the walk itself with amble opportunities for sightseeing, simply sublime views, and of course an excellent choice of places to eat, drink and rest your head. The historic city of Carlisle will make a great stopping point for some, but others who want to enjoy the entirety of the walk will move towards Bowness-on-Solway at the end of the walk. This quaint little Cumbrian village sits overlooking a Nature Reserve, and its peaceful atmosphere is a distinct contrast to the busy start of your walk. 

Handpicked Accommodation

Oak Tree Lodge

Your Accommodation in Newcastle-on-Tyne

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Bush Nook Guest House

Your Accommodation in Gilsland

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Robin Hood Inn

Your Accommodation in Heddon-on-the-Wall

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Abberley House

Your Accommodation in Carlisle

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Map

The Details

What we take care of

✓ Booking accommodation

✓ Booking luggage

✓ Sending an itinerary once your booking is complete

✓ Answering any questions you may have and helping where we can with any other planning requests you may have!

What we don't take care of

Evening meals

Packed lunches

Maps and Guidebooks

On Trip Support 

Flights and transport

Climate

Weather in England can be quick to change. We recommend planning for the worst (rain) and enjoying the best, which we often get during the summer. That means waterproofs are essential, and a bit of spirit in the event you do get rained on. That being said, much of the summer is rain free, and it can even get very hot, so please pack sunscreen.

Recommended Guidebooks

We recommend the excellent Hadrian’s Wall Path Cicerone Guidebook and the Harvey Strip Map.

Trip Information

The Hadrian’s Wall Path can be enjoyed between the months of March and the end of October. This window is due to the luggage companies who run along the length of the wall. 

To make a booking please click one of the orange buttons. You will be taken to a new page where you can fill in a form, and we can begin to turn your plans into a reality. Alternatively, if you know what you want, and you are ready to go, feel free to checkout using one of the booking buttons under each itinerary. 

In making your booking we arrange a lot of rooms and often at busy periods of the year. Because availability is not a sure thing until a booking is fully confirmed, we work in the following way.

1. After securing a deposit we will start to book rooms under your name

2. Once we have finished we will send you a completed itinerary, and if you are happy with the details, send the remainder of your invoice. If you are not happy with the arrangements, we will do what we can to help. If we cannot help, and make the arrangements you are fully content with we will refund your deposit amount. 

Solo Walkers and Small Groups

At BookMyTrail we pride ourselves on being the no.1 company for solo walkers and small groups. We offer the best rates possible for solo walkers, and small groups because we are an internet based company, with remote workers, and no hefty rental fees to pay on office spaces. This keeps our costs down while allowing us to offer you a great service. 

Navigation

All of our routes are generally well waymarked, however we do ask that our customers are comfortable with basic map reading. If you need a refresher, please download this excellent guide from OS.

Accommodation

We work exclsively with independant B&B’s, Inns and Hotels. We also book some hostels where none of the above is available, or at your request. Each of our B&B’s are individually checked. We do this using a number of methods. Where possible, we will visit. However we rely more on TripAdvisor, Google and Facebook reviews which give a great indication to the quality of an accommodation. 

Where possible accommodations are close to the trail. However this is not always an option, and we would rather book a good accommodation away from the route, over a bad accommodation on the route. 

Where accommodation has been booked away from your route, we will be sure to let you know, and give you the details to arrange a transfer if necessary. If the accommodation provider is helping with the transfer they will be expecting a call to arrange a pickup. If not, we will give you the number of a local cab, or bus details. 

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