Hadrian’s Wall runs from Bowness on Solway to Wallsend. The route is a world heritage site and is preserved today as a monument to our past.
Day one, we arrive on the campsite/bunkhouse near Haltwhistle around 5-6pm. An evening meal is served about 7pm followed by a briefing of the weekend’s activities.
The 2 days walking consists of 15 miles and 11 miles walking over undulating short but in some places steep hillsides. Underfoot it is mostly grass paths but in some areas it can be gravel, small stone, tarmac or rock, so appropriate footwear is recommended. You may be lucky to see a Roman soldier walking the route, which often happens.
Day two, we walk the central section where the wall is most prominent and we start at Lanercost Priory after a short coach journey, walking through stunning scenery throughout the day in the Northumberland National Park alongside the wall and passing remains of Roman forts on route like Birdoswald where we stop for refreshments, as well as a lunch stop nearby the Roman Army Museum. Trekking for 15 miles we return to the campsite at Windshields. A hearty evening meal is prepared before reliving the high points of the day then settling down for the night.
Day three. After breakfast we walk the wall again over rocky crags, and continue along the undulating sections both beside and on the wall a further 11 mile to finish at Brocolitia, a Roman Temple. During this final section we pass the sycamore tree featured in the Robin Hood film ‘Robin Hood Prince of Thieves’ as well as more Roman forts and temples.
Finishing the walk, we take a coach back to the campsite where we have some food and a hot drink before leaving for home.
Duration : 3 days
Grade : Moderate
20th to 22nd May 2016
8th to 10th July 2016
7th to 9th October 2016
21st to 23rd April 2017
19th to 21st May 2017
23rd to 25th June 2017
6th to 8th October 2017
Group dates can be arranged on request
Self Funded : Registration fee of £45, plus a balance of £160 (£170 for 2017 events)
Fundraising : Registration fee of £45, plus a fundraising Target of £360
What is Included
All snacks, food and drinks throughout the trip (2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners, 2 Packed Lunches)
Full mini bus support and qualified guides throughout.
What is not included
Personal outdoor clothing
Sleeping bag or quilt fort he bunk bed
Water bottle or hydration pack
Spending money (Recommended £25)
See below for a few images we have taken on previous challenge events;