Hadrian's Wall

Routes offered on this trail

The Hadrian's Wall path is one of the most iconic National trails in Britain.  Following in most part, the historic line of the Roman constructed wall spanning across Northern England from coast to coast.  A large proportion of the wall, forts and miles castles are still standing but you will also be crossing through the Northumberland National Park, with specular views.  The route can be walked in both directions or in small sections.  Spanning from the the quiet west coast village of Bowness-on-Solway to the vibrant City of Newcastle-upon-Tyne on the east coast.  Offering an abundance of history and beautiful scenery, this is a very popular National trail.      

The Hadrian's Wall path is classed as an easy to moderate walk, great for novice long distance walkers or seasoned walkers alike. The route is very well marked and signposted.  Most people walk from East to West starting in Newcastle -upon-Tyne and finishing in Bowness-on-Solway.  The Romans built the wall in this direction, so you will be passing the miles stones in order.  If you would prefer to walk with the wind at your back, you are better off walking West to East.  It is your choice and preference. 

On route you will have the opportunity to visit many museums and Roman forts, including Segedunum, Chesters fort, Housesteads and Birdoswald.  There is also the chance to extend your visit and follow the circular route to Vindolanda which houses the Roman camp and Militery museum, just south of Hadrian's Wall.          

The mileage shown below is from where the Hadrian's Wall path starts and finishes each day and is for your guidance only. A large part of this walk includes along rural areas, so you will find that sometimes the accommodations are very close to the path and other times you will need to walk a little further to reach your accommodation. You will not be asked to walk any further than one and a half miles from the path to your accommodation, unless other wise stated. Please see the Itinerary pages for more details.

Dates to avoid in the area, due to large events taking all of the accommodation. 

*** Great North Run weekend of 7th, 8th September 2024***



Hadrian's Wall. 
Full walk
West to East
84 miles / 135 km. 

This route is classed as moderate to challenging

Walk the whole of the 84 miles of the Hadrian's Wall from West to East. Over 7 to 11 nights. From £750.00 per person

Hadrian's Wall.
Full walk
East to West
84 miles / 135 km. 

This route is classed as moderate to challenging

Walk the whole of the 84 miles of the Hadrian's Wall from East to West. Over 7 to 11 nights. From £750.00 per person

Hadrian's Wall.
Best Bits. 
36 miles / 58km

This route is classed as moderate to challenging in some areas

Walking the middle sections of the Hadrian's Wall from Corbridge to Irthington Covering 36 miles. Over 5 nights.  From £550.00 per person

Hadrian's Wall, Short break. 
27 miles / 43km

This route is classed as moderate to challenging in some areas

For those looking to have a short break on the Hadrian's Wall.  Starting in Chollerford and finishing in Lanercost.   Covering 27 miles. Over 3 nights.  From £355.00 per person

Rest Days, explore or relax it's your choice. 

A rest day is a great way to break up your walking Holiday.  You could explore the area or just take it easy for the day.  

A fabulous way to make your holiday more bespoke.

We give you some ideas below on choice places to stop for that extra day. 


Taking an additional day at the start or end of your walking holiday will allow you to have more time to explore the vibrant City of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. With it's Severn bridges spanning the Tyne, Victorian underground Tunnels formally used for transporting coal, Newcastle Castle, a large number of Theatres, Museums and art galleries. You will be spoilt for the choice of eateries and places to drink. 

Once Brewed

Whether you are visiting Once Brewed as a finishing point, starting point or as a half way stop, this is a great place to take your rest day. The extra day will allow you to explore the sites of Vindolanda and Housesteads, both on the circular walk and highly recommended for a visit. The Sill visitor centre is also at Once Brewed.  If you are booked into the Twice Brewed Inn, they offer a stargazing event, offered on certain nights throughout the year, booking is essential. 

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Two boots tied to a bench


Taking a rest day at Green head will offer you the chance to visit the Greenhead Roman Army Museum and Walltown visitor centre, both a small walk from Greenhead Village and offers an on site café for visitors. 


There is so much to see and do in Carlisle  It is worth spending an extra day to explore the City.  Offering historical sights such as the dominating Medieval Castle, right on the border between England and Scotland.  The imposing Cathedral with beautiful stained galss windows and Tullie House Museum full of artefacts from the local area to name just a few.  There is no shortage of outstanding eateries and independent shops.  


What we offer

Please see listed below information for this walk.  If you have any questions, please contact us- we will be happy to help.

What is included 

  • You will be accommodated as close to the path as possible in good quality accommodation using a mixture of Guesthouse, Bed and Breakfast, Farmhouse, local Inns and Hotels.
  • All rooms are booked as en-suite or private bathroom wherever possible
  • Breakfast is always included. Sometimes this is continental not always a fully cooked breakfast.
  • Your luggage will be transferred for you between each of your accommodations.
  • Where your accommodation is not within a reasonable walking distance of the path you will be provided with a transfer to your accommodation.
  • Your route planning will be provided as part of your holiday pack.
  • Your Holiday pack will included your Trail Guide and map, itinerary, accommodation directions and route notes, lunch information and evening meal recommendations, luggage transfer information and holiday planning details.
  • A packed lunch and your evening meal are not included in your holiday cost.
  • You will be responsible for getting to your first nights accommodation and departing from your last nights accommodation.  

Additional Costs

Rest Days

If you would like to spend additional days in an area, a rest day can be included in your itinerary.  This is great for exploring the area At £70.00 per person per day.  Please let us know at the time of booking so this can be included.  

Solo Walkers 

Solo walker supplement is charged at £70 per night.  All our walks are based on two people sharing a room.  The Solo Walker supplement is applied per night for anyone holidaying on their own.  It is charged to cover the extra costs passed on from the accommodations and luggage transfers. 

Single Supplement

Single supplement applies if you are booking as part of a group but require a room of your own.  Charged at £60 per person per night. Again, it is charged to cover the extra costs passed on from the accommodations and luggage transfers. 

Postage Costs

Postage is calculated dependant on location, as listed below:

UK - £6.99 per pack

Europe - £17.99 per pack

Rest of World - £26.99 per pack


How to get to the Hadrian's Wall

Railway stations: Can be found at Newcastle, Corbridge, Brampton and Carlisle.

Car Parking: There are non secure car parks at Carlisle and Newcastle. Parking charges apply.

If you would like any help with your arrival or departure arrangements, please contact us at the office where we will be happy to give advice.  info@embarkwalkingholidays.com  call us on +44 (0)7399 330178.


When would you like to start

We want to arrange your holiday to suit you.  So you get to choose the start date and we will work from there.  

Our walks are only offered between April and September, giving better daylight hours and safer walking conditions for you. 


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