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National Trail AcornHadrian's Wall Path National Trail

137 km / 85 miles

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear
The Trail follows the line of the Wall built in the second century AD by order of Roman Emperor Hadrian as a defensive barrier that continued in use for most of the next 300 years until the Romans finally left our shores in the fifth century. The Wall included milecastles at each Roman mile, some 80 in all, as fortified gateways to control traffic of people and trade. Hadrian's Wall is recognised as a World Heritage Site, Frontiers of the Roman Empire.

The Trail provides a fine coast-to-coast walk and if completed east to west first takes the walker from urban and riverside walking on the north bank of the Tyne to farmland above Tynedale. The upland sections along the wild and dramatic escarpments of Whin Sill give way to gentler pastures of Cumbria and finally the Solway estuary and its salt marshes bring the walker to Bowness. An alternative west to east traverse has the benefits of a following wind and access to a city, Carlisle, at an early stage and certain of the guidebooks describe it.

In places the Trail runs close to roads, or on minor roads. To create the Trail footpaths were created where none currently exist in order to provide a line as close to the Wall's remains as is possible, but avoiding interference with it. There are real future concerns for this World Heritage Site and in consequence a 'User Code of Respect' was developed to include recommendations for keeping to signed paths, avoiding interference with the remains and using promoted circular walks especially in wet winter conditions. In response to the intensive use of the main trail in its most vulnerable sections, where in part it coincides for a time with the Pennine Way/E2 E-Route around Housesteads Fort, initiatives such as the Roman Ring and Moss Troopers' Trail and the provision of circular walks based on the Trail seek to spread walkers into the surrounding countryside corridor that has much to offer in scenery and interest.

The part of the Trail within the Tyneside area is known locally as Hadrian's Way. The Keelman's Way between Wylam and Bill Quay (14 miles) is a cyclist/pedestrian route to the south of the River Tyne with links to the National Trail which is north of the river.

The LDWA National Trails Register offers certificates for completers of several British National Trails.


Strider News - December 2017 (Publication Update)

New edition of Trailblazer guide listed below.


Details:

Path Type
National Trails (England & Wales)
Waymark: National Trail Acorn
Waymark
National Trail Acorn
Attributes
National Trail (England and Wales); Coast-to-Coast; Moorland; World Heritage Site; Heritage
Start
NZ302661 - Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
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Finish
NY225628 - Bowness-on-Solway, Cumbria
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Open Date
2003

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Certificate
Certificate for National Trails (Long Distance Walkers Association - 2009)
Paperback
Hadrian's Wall Path: Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway (Trailblazer Publications - 2017 5th edition)
Paperback
Paperback
Hadrian's Wall Path (Cicerone Press - 2015)
Guidebook + Map Flap
Hadrian's Wall Path (Rucksack Readers - 2011)
Paperback
Paperback
Illustrated Map
Hardback
Spirit of Hadrian's Wall (Cicerone Press - 2008)
Paperback
Guide to Walking Hadrian's Wall (Hendon Publishing Co - 1993)
Paperback
On the Wall with Hadrian (Eye Books - 2006)
DVD
Hadrian's Wall Path: DVD (TV walks.com - 2007)
Paperback
Big Walks of Great Britain (Summersdale Publishers - 2007)
Leaflet
National Trails in England (Natural England - 2006)
Paperback
Big Walks of the North (Summersdale Publishers - 2010)
Badge
Badge for National Trails (National Trails)

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Maps:

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger
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OS Landranger Active
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OS Explorer
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Other Paper Maps:
Harvey Map (Stripmap)
Hadrian's Wall Path (Harvey Maps - 2007)
A-Z Adventure Atlas
Hadrian's Wall Path Adventure Atlas (Geographers' A-Z Map Company - 2017)
Digital Maps:
Downloadable Digital Mapping
Hadrianís Wall Path National Trail (Anquet Maps - 2009)
Digital Mapping (25k Scale)
Digital Mapping (25k Scale)

Walking Support Providers:

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Baggage Handling (Walkers Bags)
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Baggage Handling and Self Guided Walks (Celtic Trails Walking Holidays)
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Guided Walking Holidays (Footpath Holidays)
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Guided Walking Holidays (Navigate Northumberland)
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Guided Walking Holidays (Ramblers Worldwide Holidays)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Contours Walking Holidays)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Instep Walking Holidays)
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Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Mickledore Travel Ltd)
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Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Brigantes Accommodation & Baggage Courier Service)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Absolute Escapes Ltd)
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Self Guided Walking Holidays (Green Traveller)
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Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Let's Go Walking! Ltd)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Sherpa Expeditions)

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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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1 Km
7 Km
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< 1 Km
8 Km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
69 Km
Bunk House
1 Km
73 Km
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< 1 Km
80 Km
Group Accommodation
< 1 Km
85 Km
Self-catering
3 Km
89 Km
B & B Accommodation
Lanercost Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online)
1 Km
92 Km
Walkers are Welcome
3 Km
96 Km
Self-catering
Old Chapel  (bookable online)
4 Km
100 Km
Self-catering
Linstock Barn  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
109 Km
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Warren Guest House  (bookable online)
1 Km
112 Km
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Cherry Grove Guest House  (bookable online)
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112 Km
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Langleigh House  (bookable online)
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112 Km
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112 Km
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Cornerways Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
113 Km
Hotels
The Halston Aparthotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
113 Km
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Crown and Mitre Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
114 Km
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< 1 Km
114 Km
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The Angus  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
115 Km
Self-catering
The Tranquil Otter  (bookable online)
3 Km
125 Km
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Hillside Farm B&B  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
127 Km
Other
Hillside Farm Bunk Barn  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
127 Km
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Midtown Farm Bed and Breakfast  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
129 Km
Self-catering
Rose Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
137 Km
Other
The Lindow Hall  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
137 Km

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Route Profile:

137.3 Km (85.3 miles)
1,744 m (5,722 ft) ascent
326 m (1,070 ft)  maximum height