Best of the Hadrian's Wall Path

Immerse yourself in history with a Hadrian's wall walking holiday, a fascinating and rewarding walk in England, from coast to coast alongside one of Britain’s iconic landmarks.

Hadrian’s Wall is Europe’s largest surviving Roman monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Opened in 2003, the Hadrian’s Wall Path follows the course of the Roman barrier closely along its entire length. It is one of Britain’s most popular long-distance walks, and one of our most popular walking holidays. Hadrian's Wall Path is extremely well waymarked, making it simple to follow and allowing you more time to relax and soak it in.

Walk through some of the wildest and most beautiful scenery in England and enjoy regular viewings of forts, milecastles, turrets, museums and visitor centres all along the wall.
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Long distance hiking trail · Tynedale
Portgate to Chollerford
easy
9.1 km
2:30 h
67 m
213 m
Start your day with a short walk or transfer to Portgate, walk through beautiful countryside along this stage.  
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from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
Long distance hiking trail · Tynedale
Chollerford to Once Brewed
moderate
20.3 km
5:30 h
312 m
151 m
Follow the wall from Chollerford to Once Brewed walking through quintessential English countryside. 
1
from Kinga Baranya,   Macs Adventure
Long distance hiking trail · Tynedale
Once Brewed to Gilsland
moderate
15.3 km
4:15 h
202 m
294 m
A challenging walk from Once Brewed to Gilsland with excellent views across the landscape. 
from Kinga Baranya,   Macs Adventure
Long distance hiking trail · Carlisle
Gilsland to Newtown
moderate
16 km
4:15 h
96 m
172 m
A pleasant walk along the wall from Gilsland to Newtown. 
1
from Kinga Baranya,   Macs Adventure
Long distance hiking trail · Carlisle
Newtown to Carlisle
moderate
15.5 km
4:00 h
10 m
57 m
Walk through rural countryside to reach the end of this stage in the lively town of Carlisle.
from Kinga Baranya,   Macs Adventure
Long distance hiking trail · Carlisle
Carlisle to Bowness-On-Solway
moderate
23.9 km
6:00 h
33 m
26 m
Walk from Carlisle to Bowness-On-Solway through a region which is recognised as an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty“.
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from Kinga Baranya,   Macs Adventure