Hadrian’s Wall (Bunk House)

The Challenge

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.

 

Challenge Details

Duration : 3 days

Grade : Moderate

Challenge Date

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

Challenge Prices

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

Boots

Day Rucksack

Sleep Mat

Sleeping bag or quilt fort he bunk bed

Water bottle or hydration pack

Spending money (Recommended £25)

Challenge images

See below for a few images we have taken on previous challenge events;