This final section leaves the Pennine Way taking you to Hadrian’s Wall which you will follow over the rolling hills of the escarpment that it is built upon. Leaving the wall behind, you have a pleasant stretch through forests, over farmland and country roads strolling on the heather moorland at an easier pace than more easy-going forest and river paths. This easy-going stretch proceeds to the final day which is also the longest. Don’t be deterred however as you will have built up your stamina for this day and after the initial steep climb you will traverse the undulating ridge all the way to the final stop Kirk Yetholm in Scotland.
The history of Hadrian’s walls start during the Roman conquest when Emperor Adrian built this wall to protect the South of England of the North of England, it’s almost the actual frontier between Scotland and the rest of the UK. This wall is 117.5 meters long, nowadays it’s the most touristic attraction of the North of England. In 1987 the UNESCO put it on the list of World Heritage.
Robin Hood tree
On your way along Hadrian’s wall you will see the Sycamore tree gap, also called Robin Hood tree. This tree is the most photographed spot in the whole Northumberland National Park. The place of this tree is very particular, located between two hills on Hadrian’s wall way, but it’s renowned because of the 1991 Robin Hood film, starring Kevin Costner. “What do you know about women?” Do you remember the scene?
Earl Grey Tea Nation
The Earl Grey tea was specially blended by a Chinese mandarin for Charles Grey The second Earl Grey and British Prime Minister from 1830 to 1834. The earl grey is a black tea blended with bergamot oil to flavor the tea. If you want something to warm yourself and to relax after your hiking day it’s the best tips that we can offer you!