Hadrian’s Wall

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.

The 2 days walking consists of 12 miles and 11 miles walking over undulating, but in some places steep hillsides on the central section of the route. The terrain is mainly 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 one, we arrive on the campsite/bunkroom near Haltwhistle around 5-6pm. An evening meal is served about 7pm followed by a briefing of the weekend’s activities.

Day two after a short coach journey, we walk the central section where the wall is most prominent, starting at Lanercost Priory 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 walk back 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

19th – 20th September 2020

Group dates can be arranged on request

Challenge prices

2020 Trip Cost: £40 Reg + trip cost £195

Paying by bank transfer to book your place?

Name Brian Smailes

Acc. No. 10307750 Barclays, Barnsley.

Sort code 20-04-50

What is included

Free transport to/from Barnsley if that is your nearest meeting

point, otherwise Haltwhistle in Northumberland.

All meals includes 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 2 packed

lunches and tea/juice/coffee/hot chocolate. and snacks.

Qualified guides with first aid cover.

Minibus backup support at each checkpoint.

Certificate at the finish.

No hidden extras and everything included.

What is not included

Personal outdoor clothing


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;