Trip Style

Well-preserved paths, rugged at times. Some easy climbs between Chollerford and Steel Rigg.


From Spring to autumn (April to October)


UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fort of Segedunum, Roman Empire Frontiers

Price from

890 EUR



Hadrian’s Wall Route, 130 km from sea to sea, trails the course of what is considered as the best-preserved Roman frontier in the world. Built on the orders of Emperor Hadrian in AD 122, it is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The route crosses the stunning England-Scotland border.


UNESCO World Heritage Site 


Since 1987, this Roman frontier has been declared as a World Heritage site. It’s considered to be an unofficial border between Scotland and England. The wall is a huge icon in British culture. Long of 117.5 km, the wall is very varied in width and height depending on the construction materials. 


The Rich History 


The whole story of the wall begins during the expanse of the Roman empire, for 300 years it was the borders of the empire and the “barbarian people”. The wall ran from the banks of river Thyne to the Irish sea. The construction started in 122 and lasted for 6 years. A lot of Roman forts were built in order to keep an eye on this Northern frontier. 




The wall crosses a lot of green hills and fields full of sheep. A true breathtaking landscape, where you can see the ruins of ancient forts and milecastles. And you will see the most photographed tree in the UK, the Robin Hood’s tree! Nestled between two green hills, you can’t miss it! 


Day 1: Wallsend (Newcastle)

Arrival – Wallsend stands at the very end of Hadrian’s Wall and is well known for their vast history in shipbuilding and coal mining. Here you can find the World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall as well as a Visitor Centre and Museum at the old Roman Fort of Segedunum.

Day 2: Wallsend to Heddon on The Wall (19.3 km)

The first day begins at the only remaining piece of Hadrian’s Wall that originally ran down from the fort to the Tyne; you must follow the signs indicating “Hadrian’s Way”. Along the river, you will enjoy beautiful landscapes with its Quaysides, old Bridges, and Baltic Arts. After passing through Newcastle City, you have to follow a former Waggon-way before leaving the Tyne River and meeting the Wall again at the village of Heddon-on-the-Wall.

Day 3: Heddon on the Wall to Chollerford (24 km)

This trail follows the highway, as this one was built right upon Hadrian’s Wall. You will start behind the Three Tuns and just a few meters further you will be able to see the remains of the Rudchester Fort. The trail continues all the way down to Whittledene Reservoir. With a beautiful series of lakes and attractive birdlife, this is the perfect spot for a picnic break. From here, the path will take you north of the road and along miles of farmland before reaching Halton Shields and the Vallum, which is the next major surviving remain of the Wall.

Day 4: Chollerford to Steel Rigg (21 km)

Today you will find the most complete sections of the Wall. The trail starts a few meters from the Roman fort of Chesters. Unlike yesterday, the path will become more moorland and less farmland, the walk is relatively easy as it is mostly flat. The interesting spots for this day are the Brocolitia and the Temple of Mithras: a unique temple that was situated near a military base. Before reaching Steel Rigg, you can also enjoy the Gindon Milecastle.

Day 5: Steel Rigg to Banks (20 km)

On the first ten minutes of today, you will face the highest point of the week: the Green Slack on the Winshields Crags. However, for the rest of the trip, you will walk more downhill than uphill. The landscape will change from yesterday’s moorlands to a gentler path of cultivated lands. Before reaching Banks, you will cross the Pike Hill Signal Tower, the only signal tower of the Wall.

Day 6: Banks to Carlisle (23.3 km)

A pleasant start today takes you across heather-clad moorland, through some country villages and then to the highest point of today Pinhaw Beacon, where on a clear day you will be welcomed with panoramic views and can even see Pen-y-ghent, one of Yorkshires Three Peaks. Winding down through the countryside you will come to Earby a small friendly town and your stopover for the night. This is the last day you will find remnants of the Wall itself, as the last traces of it pretty much end in Walton. After Walton, the track will take you to Newtown through woods and farmland. As you approach Crosby-on-Eden, it will be mostly a steady downhill tramp through farmland or along laneways. This village is about two hours away from Carlisle and is a good place for a break. On the last couple of walking hours, you will be able to admire the Linstock Castle, an old fortified house that nowadays is part of a farm. Once in Carlisle, you may wish to visit the Tullie House Museum which is found in one of the most historic buildings of this Village.

Day 7: Carlisle to Bowness on Solway (22.5 km)

This last walk includes some cute villages and some breath-taking views to Scotland over the Eden River. These last kilometres offer peace and solitude and a time to reflect on your journey as you will often find yourself surrounded by outstanding natural beauty and the sounds of birdlife. It is worthwhile to walk through Bitts Park to the south bank of the river to follow it downstream towards to the coast. Rampart Head marks the official end of the Hadrian’s Wall journey.

Day 8: Bowness on Solway, end of the walking holiday

After breakfast we bid you farewell.

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  • 7 nights in Guesthouses, 2* & 3* hotels
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Roadbook (Guidebook)
  • Luggage Transfer
  • 24/7 Customer Care
  • Flights/trains
  • Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Lunches & dinners
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Extra night stays


Getting there

To get to Wallsend:

The closest airport to the start of this journey is Newcastle International Airport. There are many airlines offering direct flights from Dublin and other main cities in Europe.
Other options are Manchester airport (you will get to Newcastle via Trans-Pennine Express) or even London airport if you wish to visit this English city before your trip. It takes about 3 hours to get to Newcastle from London; there are train services that connect from London’s King’s Cross Station that depart at least twice an hour.

Getting Home

To get home from Bowness on Solway:

Carlisle is also served by Newcastle Airport. You have the option to take a train or a bus.
The train takes about 2 hours 20 minutes to get to the airport, and the times from Carlisle can be found on the following website here.
There are direct flights from Newcastle to Dublin.





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