Created by: Matt Loveland
Built in AD 122, Hadrian’s Wall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the best-preserved frontier of the Roman Empire. The wall, with its defensive ditches, turrets and milecastles, marches over 80 miles from coast to coast. Beginning in Wallsend in the east, the wall ends in Bowness-on-Solway in the west. Designated a national trail in 2003, hiking its length provides a unique and fascinating insight into the history of the Romans. This ancient route also traverses some of the most picturesque English countryside.
Accompanied by your expert guide, wind your way over the wild and beautiful escarpments of Highshield Crags to the rolling green pastures of Eden Valley and the stretching sands of Solway Firth. A significant proportion of the wall remains standing. Explore splendid ruins, ancient fortifications and engaging museums along its historic length. Relax in handpicked accommodation as evening light casts a golden glow across the old stone. Enjoy delicious seasonal food and warm hospitality here as wildflowers dance beyond the window. With every aspect of your adventure taken care of, you can immerse yourself in the hike along this rewarding, long distance trail.