Housesteads on the hill Tracing Hadrian's Wall Walking along Hadrian's Wall Crag Lough, Hardrian's Wall Sycamore Gap, Hadrian's Wall Corbridge Roman site Excavation at Vindolanda Artifact from excavation at Vindolanda Birdoswald, Hadrian's Wall Housesteads Roman Fort

Walking Hadrian's Wall Inn-to-Inn

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 18, 2020 - Jun 27, 2020
Land Cost $3,650.00
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. We'll walk a route stretching from north Cumbria to the centre of Newcastle, through some of the wildest and most beautiful scenery in England. We'll 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 medieval monasteries and castles, Iron Age hillforts, and reminders of the Industrial Revolution. Revel in the unspoiled countryside of the North Pennines and learn to spot the signs of long-ago human activity in the landscape. Join us for this 10-day inn-to-inn trip Walking Hadrian's Wall.


Itinerary

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Additional Information

SINGLE TRAVELERS

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 charge you $225 for this “forced” single.

INCLUDED

  • 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!

NOT INCLUDED

Airfare, 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.

LUGGAGE

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. See our sample packing list. A more detailed packing list, along with other pertinent information, will be provided upon registration.

While this trip includes luggage transfer, it is not vehicle supported. Participants should be in a 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.

ACCOMMODATIONS AND FACILITIES

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.

TRAVEL

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

MEETING POINT

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

ENDING POINT

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

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS TRIP?

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 traveling by foot. The evidence of 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 experience the rugged Scottish landscape and culture, feel the Roman history around you, and enjoy a pint at the pub at the end of a long day’s walk, you really should join us.

WHAT MAKES THIS TRIP DIFFERENT?

This is not just a hiking trip. While 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 typical full route, omitting two sections: to the west of Brampton, built of turf and timber and with no visible historical remains; and the approach to Newcastle, where the urbanization 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.

MORE INFORMATION

If you would like to register or would like to receive more information (including a detailed itinerary with elevation gains, loss, and distance) please contact us. We're happy to provide a list of past participants who'll share insights into this guided Walking Hadrian's Wall experience.

Reserving This Trip

A deposit of $500 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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