Distance: 84 miles / 135 km

Grade: Moderate to strenuous in parts

Direction: Wallsend to Bowness on Solway

6-7 days walking at 12-14 miles per day


Hadrian’s Wall Path crosses the country from coast to coast from Wallsend, near Newcastle in the East, through the rolling border countryside of Northumberland, continuing to the historic city of Carlisle and finally the flat plains of the Solway coast in the West.

The route follows on the line of Hadrian’s Wall, constructed by Roman Emperor Hadrianus between AD 120 to 128, to protect the Northern extreme of the Roman Empire.