Hadrian's Wall Long Distance Path Directory
Hadrian's Wall between Sewing Shields and Housesteads
The Hadrian's Wall Path follows a riverside route along the Tyne gives way to arable farmland above Tynedale. This opens out to a rough grazing upland section dominated by the Whin Sill escarpment. It then gradually descends to the richer pastures of Cumbria and finally the open salt marsh of the Solway Estuary. Highlights on the route include the Roman Forts of Segedunum (Wallsend), Chesters, Housesteads and Birdoswald. Other highlights include the River Tyne bridges; Whin Sill escarpment and Solway salt marshes.
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The best web sites for General Information and Planning:
Dedicated comprehensive site providing details on the route. Includes an accommodation guide, booking service providers, maps required.
National Trails of Great Britain
Comprehensive site providing details on the route. Includes an accommodation guide, booking service providers, maps required.
The best web sites for Guided Walking:
None available at present
The web sites that organise accommodation and/ or baggage transfer:
offer self-guided walking packages including accommodation and baggage transfer for the whole walk.
The Walking Holiday Company
have a range of itineraries and route options for the walk all including accommodation and baggage transfer for the whole walk.
Full range of self guided services. Three alternatives to the walk offered.
specialises in long distance walking services for trails in Ireland and the UK and including Hadrian's Wall.
Wandering Aengus Treks
are based in the Lake District and provide a self guided walk service to walkers of Hadrian's Wall.
Specialises in self-guided walking holidays and small group guided walking holidays in Scotland and the North of England & include Hadrian's Wall.
Full self guided walking service.
Full self guided walking service.
Full support service. Has an option for a leisurely walk with shorter stages.
Renowned baggage transfer service. Accommodation also organised on request if the baggage service is used. Full costs of the service are provided online.
Walkers Baggage Transfer
Local provider of baggage transfer services.
The best web sites for you to plan your accommodation:
S H Systems
Excellent range of accommodation. Just type in the location to bring up a list of accommodation in the area. You can sort by price, postcode or rating.
Includes a comprehensive web listing of accommodation on the route.
Highly recommended. For a stop over near Brampton and close to the wall
this should be your first choice to enquire about availability while on the walk.
The best personal journals of the walk:
Comprehensive journal of the walk completed in 2012. Includes statistics, tracklogs and photographs of each stage.
A photographic journal by Peter who walked with his wife and friends.
The essential sites for safety advice and emergency services:
Practical walking advice on keeping safe including a guide to map reading, navigation and a detailed list of the essential gear required on a long distance walk.
Mountain Rescue UK
You may need them so take their advice.
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