Hadrian's Wall Walk

Walking the Length of Englands Most Iconic Landmark

Trip Details

Location Northern England
Length 10 days
Grades Moderate, Strenuous
Accommodations Hotel, Small Inn, B&B
Group size 5 - 12
Dates Jun 13, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019
Land Cost $3,595.00
Single Supp Cost $450.00

Hiking Trip Summary

Built to mark the edge of the Roman Empire in CE122, Hadrian’s Wall is one of the most iconic landmarks of Britain and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stretching from north Cumbria to the centre of Newcastle we walk through some of the wildest and most beautiful scenery in England and visit Roman forts, towns and museums along the way, which help bring to life the lot of the Roman soldier.

As we walk 90 miles, our journey follows the course of the Wall along most of its length, through fields and woodland to high craggy ridges, past lakes and across rivers. We will visit Housesteads, Birdoswald, Chesters and Segedunum forts as well as taking in key Roman settlements at Vindolanda, Coria and Arbeia.

Immerse yourself in history as we pass mediaeval monasteries and castles, Iron Age hillforts and reminders of the Industrial Revolution. Revel in the unspoilt countryside of the North Pennines and learn to spot the signs of long-forgotten human activity in the landscape.


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Additional Information


If you wish to have your own room, there is a single supplement charge. Please let us know if you would like a single at the time of registration. If you are traveling alone and would like to share a room, we will match you with a roommate. If there is no one with whom you can share, we will not charge you extra for this “forced” single.


  • Group transfers to and from the Manchester Airport
  • All accommodations, with private baths when available
  • All breakfast
  • All dinners
  • Daily luggage transfer
  • All group transfers on buses and vans as described in the itinerary
  • Entrance to sites listed in the itinerary
  • Guide/s
  • Rewarding hiking
  • Great memories


Air fare, lunches, optional/individual transfers between inns or individual excursions, items not on set dinner menus, beverages, insurance, tips to guides, items of a personal nature.


This hike has daily luggage transfer. You will only need to carry a small day pack with the clothing and accessories you will need for the day. As well as a day pack, we ask our trip members to bring only one medium-sized bag you can manage easily by yourself, keeping in mind that our hotels may have narrow hallways and no elevators.

While this trip includes luggage transfer, it is not vehicle supported. Participants should be in physical condition appropriate to the strenuousness of this hike. It is, however, possible to skip a day of hiking and take public transport or taxi to the next hotel. This extra cost is not included in the price of the trip.

A sample packing list is posted on our website, and we are happy to provide one on request. A detailed packing list, along with other pertinent information, will be provided upon registration.


Hotels: Most evenings will be spent in small villages or hamlets. For the most part, these are not typical tourist destinations and therefore have limited choices of accommodations. Our accommodations will run the gamut between small, simple bed and breakfasts to very comfortable country inns. All rooms will be double occupancy with private bathrooms when possible.

Meals: All our accommodations offer a “Full English Breakfast," typically consisting of cereal, eggs, toast, bacon, sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms, coffee and tea, or choice thereof. A vegetarian option is always available.

Lunches will either be picnic style or at local tea rooms, cafes or pubs. Most days, either morning or afternoon, there will be an opportunity to shop for food and other supplies. Village markets provide a wide selection of local fare for picnic lunches. Typically, hotels will also provide packed picnic lunches on request.

Dinners typically consist of a choice of starters, main courses, and desserts, including vegetarian options.


It is easiest to fly to Manchester, England. However, there are frequent trains from London; just be sure to allow for extra travel time.


Manchester airport at 11:00 am on Day 1 for a group transfer to our accommodation in Brampton.


Group transfer to the Manchester airport, arriving about 11:00am.


Unlike our trips in the Alps, this trip involves more distance than it does elevation gain and loss, yet each day provides good solid hiking and ends at comfortable accommodations. Each day this route travels through different landscapes, from gentle rolling hills to rugged grit escarpments and post-industrial regeneration, heightening the sense of travelling by foot. The Roman history we encounter en route makes us stop and think about who walked here before us. If you’ve ever felt the urge to wear a scarlet cloak, sit on a Roman latrine, feel the history around you, and enjoy a pint at the pub at the end of a long day’s walk, you really should join us.


This is not just a hiking trip.

Whilst there are plenty of miles to be walked each day, we also make time to discover the history of the area, primarily the Roman legacy, but also the local cultures both pre and post Roman influence.

We deviate somewhat from the full route, omitting the section to the west of Brampton, which was only built of turf and timber and there are no visible remains, and the approach to Newcastle where the urbanisation has obliterated all signs of the Roman presence. We do however add interesting side trips from the wall – to Vindolanda, the “Barbarian view”, Coria and Arbeia, which help complete the story of the Roman frontier.


If you would like to register, would like to receive more information (including a detailed itinerary with elevation gains, loss and distance) and/or request a list of past participants please contact us.

Reserving a Trip

A deposit of $400 along with your completed registration forms will reserve a space on your requested trip. We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express card as well as personal checks. To make a deposit, you may either follow one of the “Reserve a Trip” links below, give us a call at 1-888-845-5781, or include your payment information in the area provided when completing your registration forms.

The balance is due 60 days prior to departure for most of our trips. When applying less than 60 days prior to departure, full payment is due. For final payments, we accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express, as well as personal checks.

As confirmation of receipt of your deposit and registrations, we will send you a comprehensive packet of information pertaining to your trip, an invoice for final payment and additional information including release agreement form, medical information form, travel information, and packing list. Upon receipt of final payment, you will receive trip rendezvous information and a list of accommodations. Returning trip participants will receive a 5% discount on most trips.

Receipt of all forms will finalize your registration.

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