Hadrian's Wall Path
National Trail: Described west-east and east-west
Hadrians Wall Path guidebook to walk the 135km (84 mile) National Trail. Described in both directions, the main description is west to east between Bowness-on-Solway and Wallsend, Newcastle, with an extension to South Shields. With extensive historical information related to this World Heritage site and separate 1:25,000 OS map booklet included.
SeasonsApril to October.
CentresCarlisle, Brampton, Gilsland, Haltwhistle, Hexham, Corbridge and Newcastle
DifficultyEasy walking. But adequate fitness for a multi-day trek is required for the entire length.
Must SeeCarlisle Cathedral, Castle and Tullie House, Lanercost Priory, Birdoswald Roman Fort and connected Roman Wall through to Gilsland, on Walltown Crags, Cawfields Crags over Winshields Crags and from Steel Rigg through to Sewingshields Crags via Housesteads Roman Fort, Vindolanda and Chesters Roman Forts, the historic heart of Newcastle, Wallsend (Segedunum) and South Shields (Arbeia) Roman Forts.
A guidebook to walking the Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail between Bowness-on-Solway in Cumbria and Wallsend, Newcastle. Covering 135km (84 miles), this historic route takes around 10 days to hike. Suitable for beginners, it nevertheless requires a reasonable level of fitness to undertake as a multi-day walk.
The route is described in 10 stages between 8 and 16km (5–10 miles) in length and in both directions, west–east and east–west. An optional 2-stage extension through Newcastle to South Shields on the east coast is also provided.
- Contains step-by-step description of the route alongside 1:100,000 OS maps
- Includes a separate map booklet containing OS 1:25,000 mapping and route line
- Handy route summary tables, alternative walking schedules and accommodation listings help you plan your itinerary
- Packed with historical detail, as well as maps marking locations of Roman milecastles and other archaeological sites on and near the wall
- Public transport by stage is listed for those wanting to break the trail into shorter sections
By Mark Richards
In 1980 Mark Richards began his three-part guide to the Peak District for Cicerone Press, and in 1987, with Chris Wright, wrote a guide to walking around the former county of Westmorland. He now lives in Cumbria and, after 14 years' dedicated research, has completed his series of Lakeland Fellranger guides covering the entire region. He has also written a guide to Hadrian's Wall.View author profile
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