The whole of it – 84 miles in 7 days and no bunk beds in sight, just comfortable, grown-up twin beds in hotels with your own private toilet.
This is our PARTNER EVENT.
Day 1, Saturday: Wallsend to Heddon-on-the-Wall (14 miles / 23 km)
The Segedunum Roman Fort and museum is the official start point of the trail and there are no more Roman remains until the section of wall at Heddon. Instead, the first day is spent alongside the River Tyne. We will pass right along the Newcastle Quayside, underneath numerous bridges including the “blinking eye” Millenium Bridge and continue west out of the city and up to the hilltop village of Heddon-on-the Wall.
Day 2, Sunday: Heddon-on-the-Wall to Chollerford (15.5 miles / 25 km)
Today we follow the course of Hadrian’s Wall passing through the rolling countryside of Northumberland. Beyond the hamlet of Harlow Hill a real sense of spaciousness begins. The Roman ditch, or Vallum as it is called, is more in evidence than the wall itself.
However, as we approach Chollerford sections of the wall start to appear. The Roman crossing of the River North Tyne was a short distance south-west of the current crossing, itself a handsome five-arched bridge built in 1775.
Day 3, Monday: Chollerford to Once Brewed (12.5 miles / 20 km)
Today’s walk is memorable and exhilarating as you are right beside the Wall. After Chollerford we enter Northumberland National Park and the scenery gets grander as we gain height. Enjoy your first view of Whin Sill, the rocky ridge with a sharp North Face – Hadrian’s Wall was built along the top of the cliff taking full advantage of the natural defences.
The highlight of the day is Housesteads Roman Fort and the ensuing section of the wall as we cross the crags above Crag Lough. The Vindolanda Fort a couple of miles away is a large and interesting complex and if we have enough time we will pay it a visit.
Day 4, Tuesday: Once Brewed to Gilsland (9 miles / 14 km)
Another superb day awaits you. The route continues with a climb over Winshields rugged crags and to the highest point of the trail at 345m – equally as impressive as the previous section as we are rewarded with wonderful views. It passes the remains of Great Chesters and Magnis Forts, the ruin of Thirlwall Castle and crosses the Cumbria / Northumberland border and on to the pretty village of Gilsland.
Day 5, Wednesday: Gilsland to Walton (7 miles / 11 km)
Just after Gilsland the route follows a fantastic section of the wall to the fort of Birdoswald. Continue high above the steep sided Irthington Gorge, before beginning a gradual descent at the village of Banks. Rich agricultural landscape and parkland replaces the moorland as the route drops steadily to the village of Walton and the welcoming Centurion Inn.
Day 6, Thursday: Walton to Carlisle (11 miles / 18 km)
The route continues undulating across lovely rural countryside, passing Castlesteads House and along the banks of the beautiful River Eden into Carlisle. This is a very interesting city on the Scotland / England Border and its history is very much evident with its stunning cathedral, dramatic red-stoned castle and old city walls.
Day 7, Friday: Carlisle to Bowness-on-Solway (14 miles / 23 km)
The final leg of your walk is a complete contrast to all that has gone before – initially along the banks of the Eden and then across the pancake flat salt marshes of the Solway Firth. The mountains of the Lake District are visible to the south and Scotland is just across the water to the north. This expansive estuary is internationally renowned as an area of outstanding natural beauty for its thriving bird life and has a peaceful charm of its own.
We then hop on a bus to Carlisle to pick up our things and onwards in a train to Newcastle to fly back home, unless your return travel is different.
Price structure: Here at CKAC, we know how hard it can be to save money for that dream adventure, so that’s why we offer a deposit scheme on most of our trips. The idea is that you can pay an initial deposit for your chosen event or trip, in order to reserve your spot, but you are still left with the remainder of the payment, to pay at your own convenience, allowing you more time to save.
This is our PARTNER EVENT.
What is a Partner Event?
At Curious Kat’s Adventure Club we want to offer you the best variety of events and trips. We have teamed up with other companies who share our enthusiasm for travel, excitement and new experiences.
So while we aren’t the organisers of these events, you should know that we’ve worked closely with our partners to make sure we offer you the best adventures. This means that after paying the deposit via our website, you might be asked to pay the balance directly to the organiser. Once you pay the deposit, all the further details will be sent straight to you.
Single occupancy can be accommodated upon request
Included on price:
3 star hotel stay in shared 2 single bed, same sex room
Transportation to or during the hike. We will be taking the bus along the wall to go back to our hotels. Budget £30 to £40 for the week.
Make sure you are fit for this hike, snowflake.
We meet at Newcastle on Saturday morning. Exact location will be revealed when you all decide how to get there.
I don’t recommend driving. Get a train or fly. Flying is cheaper.
08:40 LHR 09:55 NCL
20:15 NCL 21:30 LHR
Price at time of writing £74
DISCLAIMER and T&Cs:
You also confirm that you will be responsible for your own insurance and make sure that it is at an appropriate level for this trip and activities you will be participating in. In addition to your own Personal Civil liability insurance you will need an individual insurance for multi-risk and multi-activity holidays (expenses of cancellation, research – help, repatriation, medical expenses, theft of luggage, etc.) appropriate for the activities to be undertaken as part of the holiday. The general travel insurance is often minimal and rarely adapted to the active holidays. Please check the details with your insurance provider.
BAD WEATHER: With all the crazy stuff happening with the weather recently, please note that we may be prevented from doing some of activities due to unpredictable weather events. If this is the case replacement activities will be offered.
CANCELLATIONS: Please note that unless the event is cancelled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance. However, you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members if you follow this procedure: http://katsadventures.com/#plx_progress_faq_section