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Self-Guided Walking Holidays Hadrian's Wall

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 Hadrians Wall  7 Days / 6 Nights  Grade B: Hills or Coastal Walking

A walking holiday along Hadrian's Wall is a walk through history. Hadrian's Wall once stretched across the width of Northern Britain from coast to coast. It was built in 122 AD upon the orders of Emperor Hadrian and remains one of the most magnificent Roman monuments in Britain today. The Romans made very good use of the rugged landscape of Northumberland when building the wall and this makes for an ideal week of walking. In addition to the wall itself, there are many examples of mile-castles, turrets and garrison forts still standing which make this structure unique within the Roman Empire.

Now nearly 1900 years later, the long-awaited Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail links both ends of the Wall from Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend. Take a walking holiday along Hadrian's Wall and join us on this unique walk into the past!
Photograph of Hadrian's Wall as it hugs the crags on this wonderful walking holiday across Northumberland
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Day 1 (Arrival)
Arrive at the town of Bowness-on-Solway sitting on the Solway Firth and looking across the firth to the coast of Scotland. Take a walk along the coastline, stroll along the sands or just relax in a local hostelry before dinner this evening.

Day 2 (24km/15 miles Bowness to Brampton)
A short transfer this morning puts you on the start of our walk along the new national trail that is the Hadrian's Wall Path. On your first day you enjoy a leisurely walk along from the coast, through the town of Carlisle, before climbing quite gradually out of the town and into the low hill-land of the Cumbrian countryside.

Day 3 (18km/11 miles Brampton to Gilsland)
Leaving your accommodation you quickly rejoin the path of the wall and continue along the trail. Today is a day of gentle rise and fall with the opportunity to see the 2,000 year old Birdoswald Roman Fort (which once housed over 1,000 Roman soldiers). Today's walk ends in the spa town of Gilsland nestling on the banks of the Irthing.

Day 4 (14.5km/9 miles Gilsland to Once Brewed)
Today's section includes the most popular and visited part of the wall. Entering the Northumberland National Park you climb up from Gilsland as the wall follows the natural lie of the land and abuts the top of crags looking over into Scotland, and also affording views of the Northern Pennines. Walking down to Once Brewed you are met by our transport and transferred to your stay in the town of Haltwhistle.

Day 5 (19km/12 miles Once Brewed to Chollerford)
From Once Brewed your path takes you past small lochs, crags, milecastles and Roman forts as the wall winds it way back and forth across the high country before starting to descend down toward Chollerford on the banks of the Tyne.

Day 6 (24km/15 miles Chollerford to Heddon-on-the-Wall)
Rising to Brunton Bank the trail follows a fairly direct line across the fells, cutting across farmland and the sources of minor rivers as it starts to gradually descend toward the B6318 and onward to Heddon-on-the-Wall. By this stage the wall has all but disappeared, being evidenced only by a large ditch or occasional ridgeline alongside the path.

Day 7 (Departure)
The tour is completed after breakfast with a transfer to Newcastle, Gateshead or to the Roman Fort of Segedunum at Wallsend.

Included
6 nights accommodation, based on two adults sharing, in approved hotels and guesthouses (normally with en-suite facilities).

One transfer to/from either Newcastle Airport or Newcastle Central Station and Heddon-on-the-Wall or Carlisle Station and Bowness-on-Solway at start or end of the tour. Please contact us for transfers to/from or Gateshead, Teeside International Airport or further afield. We can also arrange a transfer from one coast to the other for an additional cost of approx 75.

Meals consist of a full breakfast each day. The Meals Package option also includes a packed lunch and a two/three course meal each evening. Drinks are not included.

Luggage transfer each day along the route, detailed daily route notes, and map(s).

More information on Hadrians Wall
For more information on Hadrian's Wall visit the English Heritage website at www.english-heritage.org.uk.
Further information on the Hadrian's Wall Path itself can be found at the National Trails site www.nationaltrail.co.uk/HadriansWall.
The Hadrian's Wall Tourism Partnership is also a good source of information. You can visit this at www.hadrians-wall.org.
Flight schedules and information on Newcastle Airport.
For information on trains to Newcastle and Carlisle, visit the National Rail site.

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Prices and options

Option 1 - Standard Package The price for the Hadrian's Wall self-guided (standard package) tour is £395 Sterling (approx $650 US Dollars or €475 Euro) per person sharing.

  • 6 nights accommodation, based on two adults sharing, in approved hotels and guesthouses (normally with en-suite facilities).
  • One transfer to/from either Newcastle Airport or Newcastle Central Station and Heddon-on-the-Wall or Carlisle Station and Bowness-on-Solway at start or end of the tour. Please contact us for transfers to/from or Gateshead, Teeside International Airport or further afield. We can also arrange a transfer from one coast to the other for an additional cost of approx 85.
  • Meals consist of a full breakfast each day.
  • Luggage transfer each day along the route, detailed daily route notes, and map(s).
Option 2 - Meals Package The price for the Hadrian's Wall self-guided (meals package) tour is £550 Sterling (approx $900 US Dollars or €660 Euro) per person sharing.

  • 6 nights accommodation, based on two adults sharing, in approved hotels and guesthouses (normally with en-suite facilities).
  • One transfer to/from either Newcastle Airport or Newcastle Central Station and Heddon-on-the-Wall or Carlisle Station and Bowness-on-Solway at start or end of the tour. Please contact us for transfers to/from or Gateshead, Teeside International Airport or further afield. We can also arrange a transfer from one coast to the other for an additional cost of approx 75.
  • Meals consist of a full breakfast each day, packed lunch, and a two/three course meal each evening. Drinks are not included.
  • Luggage transfer each day along the route, detailed daily route notes, and map(s).

Single supplement - Single occupancy (if accompanying a party) at £90
Lone traveller supplement - Travelling alone (not with a party) at £150. Note that this is in place of the single supplement (not in addition to it).

You can start your self-guided tour on any day that you wish throughout the year. Please complete a booking form, or contact us to arrange.

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