Hadrians Wall Path Walking Holiday
in Northern England
in 9 Days
8 nights and 7 days walking
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Hadrians Wall Path walking holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

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This is an 86 mile walking holiday from Newcastle upon Tyne on the east coast of England to Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast of England.

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Hadrians Wall Path Walking Holiday
9 day Itinerary
7 days walking and 8 nights
Walking Holiday in Northern England
from Newcastle upon Tyne to Bowness on Solway

Walk Hadrian’s Wall Path, one of England’s long distance walking trails, walking in the far North of England from Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway, via Carlisle, Castlestead, Housesteads, Chollerford, Heddon-on-the-Wall and Newcastle upon Tyne.
The Hadrian’s Wall Path walking holiday is an 86 mile way-marked long-distance walking trail. This hiking tour can be walked in either direction.

This English self-guided Hadrians Wall Path walking holiday hikes through some of the highlights of Roman Britain thanks to Emperor Hadrian and his wall. The Hadrian’s Wall Path is a great introduction to walking holidays in UK. The Hadrian’s Wall Path tour walks through some of Northern England’s most historic landscapes full of wildlife and Roman heritage, and the cities of Carlisle and Newcastle are en-route.

Hadrian’s Wall Path is one of UK’s National Walking Trails. The walking holiday begins at Newcastle on the east coast of England, and traverses the whole of North England, to Solway Firth on England’s West Coast. The route passes through the cities of Carlisle and Newcastle, both of which are great places to visit, good shopping and a fine selection of restaurants and pubs. All along the route there are roman remains to visit and interesting countryside to enjoy.

This walking holiday is great hiking for visitors to the UK as it offers a taste of England’s ancient history mixed with the modern UK of today in the cities of Carlisle and Newcastle.
The hiking route is a great first walking holiday as it is fairly easy walking and offers a wealth of interesting places to visit en-route.
Why not take some rest days in Carlisle to explore the city, or make an excursion England’s famous Lake District. Newcastle is also popular with its fine art gallery, museums and selection of shops, restaurants and pubs.

Our Hadrians Wall Path walking holiday connects with:

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

Hadrians Wall Path Walking Holiday
Suggested Tour Duration
:
8 nights, 7 days walking
Total Distance:
86 miles
Min/max daily distance:
8/16 miles
Average Daily distance:
12 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:
 Newcastle upon Tyne
Housesteads
Vindolanda
Birdoswald
Castlesteads
Carlisle
Bowness On Solway
This walk connects with:
Cumbria Way
Cumbria Coastal Way
St Oswald’s Way

 Hadrians Wall Path Walking Holiday
in Northern England
from Newcastle upon Tyne to Bowness on Solway
in 9 days
8 nights and 7 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Hadrians Wall Path walking holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Day 1: Arrive Newcastle

To start your walking holiday on The Hadrian’s Wall Path walking trail you make your own way to Newcastle. We can assist with coach or train transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of your self-guided walking holiday on Hadrian’s Wall Path.

Optional Day(s): exploring Newcastle   Upgrades available
Newcastle is a must for any visitor to the UK, with so much history and culture.

Day 2: Wallsend to Heddon-on-the-Wall        15 miles/ 24 km
A short walk or ride on Newcastle’s Metro City Train Service from central station (payable locally) takes you to Wallsend and Segedunum Roman Fort and museum, the official start point of The Hadrian’s Wall Path walking trail. Today’s walking route follows the River Tyne most of the way, and provides an insight into Newcastle and the River Tyne’s industrial past and rebirth as a modern exciting English city. After Newburn the hiking trail leaves the city of Newcastle and the River Tyne. You end the day walking gently up to the small town of Heddon-on-the-Wall.

Hadrians Wall Path walking holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Hadrians Wall Path walking holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Day 3: Heddon-on-the-Wall to Chollerford       16 miles /26 km   
Walking on from Heddon-on-the-Wall on the Roman Road, Hadrian’s Wall itself soon appears. The walking trail soon arrives at Vindovala Roman Fort, a highlight of this walking holiday. The hiking trail passes the small towns of Harlow Hill and East Wallhouses. Walking on the Hadrian’s Wall Path passes one of the highest points on the whole trail at Whittington Fell 268m set in rolling Northumberland countryside. Today’s walk ends in Chollerford famous for its bridge and large Chesters Fort. Today Hadrian’s Wall Path connects with St Oswald’s Way.

Day 4: Chollerford to Once Brewed      13 miles/21 km
Walking on from Chesters Museum and Cilurnum the Hadrian’s Wall Path reaches one of its most scenic sections through rugged countryside full of Roman remains. The museum at Housesteads Fort is well worth a visit. You can take the Hadrian’s Wall bus to visit the large Vindolanda Fort complex a couple miles off route.

Hadrians Wall Path walking holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Optional Day: Housesteads Fort and Vindolana Fort
Spend an extra day in Once Brewed to visit Housesteads Fort and Vindolanda Fort.

Hadrians Wall Path walking holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Day 5: Once Brewed to Gilsland     9 miles/14 km

Today’s hike climbs to Winshields Crags, the highest point on the Hadrian’s Wall path on this walking holiday, with great views in every direction. A great day’s walking in stunning countryside.

Day 6: Gilsland to Walton       8 miles/13 km
Having crossed the River Irthing the walking route leaves Northumberland and enters Cumbria. This section of the Hadrian’s Wall Path offers great views of England’s Pennine range of hills. The walking trail today passes through the small towns of Birdoswald and Banks and is an easy day’s walking.

Hadrians Wall Path walking holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Hadrians Wall Path walking holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Day 7: Walton to Carlisle      11 miles/18 km  

Today’s walking is through lovely English countryside with cattle and pleasant farmland. Hadrian’s Wall itself is in little evidence as this section was constructed of mud and grass. The last part of today’s hike is along the banks of the River Eden into the city of Carlisle. Carlisle is a city with much to offer: a fine castle, great museums, many shops and great pubs. Carlisle is also a good point to spend an extra few days and explore England’s Lake District or perhaps take a train ride into Scotland. At Carlisle Hadrian’s Wall Path connects with Cumbria Way and Cumbria Coastal Way.

Optional Day(s) : exploring Carlisle   Upgrades Available   
Spend an extra day(s) in Carlisle at the end of your holiday to fully explore the castle and museums.

Day 8: Carlisle to Bowness-on-Solway       14 miles/22 km
The final day’s hiking on the Hadrian’s Wall Path follows the River Eden to the sea. Hiking out of Carlisle the walking trail passes Burgh by Sands, Port Carlisle to Bowness-on-Solway. The Solway Coast is an area of outstanding beauty full of birdlife and offers great views across The Solway Firth to Scotland, a fitting end to one of the UK’s best hiking routes. If your last night is in Carlisle you return to the city by local bus, payable locally.

Hadrians Wall Path walking holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Day 9: Depart after breakfast
or spend some time exploring the area. We can assist with transfers to car or station.

Hadrians Wall Path Walking Holiday
9 day itinerary
Newcastle upon Tyne to Bowness-on-Solway
7 days walking and 8 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1:  Arrive Newcastle
Optional Day 1: extra day in Newcastle
Day 2:  Wallsend to Heddon-on-the-Wall      15 miles
Day 3:  Heddon-on-the-Wall to Chollerford  16 miles
Day 4:  Chollerford to Once Brewed              13 miles
Optional Day 2: extra day to visit Housesteads and Vindulanda Forts
Day 5:  Once Brewed to Gilsland                     9 miles
Day 6:  Gilsland to Newtown                          10 miles
Day 7:  Newtown to Carlisle                            9 miles
Day 8:  Carlisle to Bowness-on-Solway         14 miles
Optional Day 3: extra day in Carlisle
Day 9:  depart

£664pp
dbl/twin

£872pp
single occ

£936pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £48 per person depending on location

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
Hadrian’s Wall Path

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Newcastle upon Tyne
County Hotel

double/twin
£32.50

Single
£46.80

Station Hotel

£38.00

£46.80

Gilsland
Gisland Spa Hotel

double/twin
£35.00

Single
£20.00

Carlisle

double/twin

Single

Crown & Mitre Hotel

£36.00

£58.80

Halmark Hotel

£39.50

£68.80

What’s included
in your UK
Hadrians Wall Path Walking Holiday in England

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • OS 1:25,000 map
  • guide book to Hadrian’s Wall Path

Optional Extras
for your UK Hadrians Wall Path Walking Holiday in England

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
 

What’s not included
in your UK Hadrians Wall Path Walking Holiday in England

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Hadrians Wall Path Walking Holiday:
How to get there

  • By Plane to Newcastle, Glasgow or Edinburgh, where we can arrange transfer to the start of the route
  • By Car to Newcastle or Bowness where parking is available
  • By Train / Bus to Carlisle or Newcastle

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