In AD122 the Emperor Hadrian ordered a mighty frontier system to be built across Britain to defend the Roman Empire from the “barbarians to the North”. Join me on an 8-day walking vacation along this 80-mile Hadrian’s Wall Path in northern England, from the banks of the River Tyne near the North Sea to the Solway Firth on the Irish Sea. We'll stay at English Inns and country cottages along the way and have our luggage transported for us daily.
Wednesday, June 19 – Day 1: Arrive in Newcastle. Overnight Stay in Newcastle.
Newcastle, England was a major shipbuilding and manufacturing hub during the Industrial Revolution and is now a centre of business, arts and sciences. It’s where we’ll meetup for our Hadrian’s Wall adventure.
Thursday, June 20 – Day 2: – Bowness on Solway to Carlisle – 14 Miles
With the westerly breeze at our backs, the first day of our walk is a wonderful start with fine views over Bowness-in-Solway, which has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty and has an abundance of bird life, and with views to the south of the high peaks of the Lake District.
Friday, June 21 – Day 3: Carlisle to Lanercost – 14 miles
From the hustle of Carlisle, via quiet riverside paths, county lanes and a march along the line of the wall, today is a most lovely ramble through open countryside. This day is again on flat ground, although we are gradually rising as we leave the seacoast towards the center of England.
Saturday, June 22 – Day 4: Lanercost to Steel Rigg – 14 miles
Today is one of the most impressive day’s of the hike. We will be in the majestic interior section of trip, passing long sections of historic Wall remains and hiking along many ups and downs that test our endurance but also make the views spectacular.
Sunday, June 23 – Day 5: Steel Rigg to Chollerford – 12 miles
After a hearty breakfast we continue on our journey along Hadrian’s Wall and quickly come to what is one of the most famous and enticing scenes of the Wall, Sycamore Gap and Crag Lough.
Monday, June 24 – Day 6: Chollerford to Heddon-on the-Wall – 15 miles
Today’s section is almost entirely through open countryside on green grassy paths and is an easier day’s walk than the previous two as we make our way from the high interior spine of England back down to the coast.
Tuesday, June 25 – Day 7: Heddon-on-the Wall to Segedunum Fort – 15 miles
Today is our final day of walking the Hadrian’s Wall Path. We will head downhill from Heddon-on-the-Wall to the Tyne River valley and then follow the Tyne through lovely countryside. We then reach the outskirts of Newcastle upon Tyne, passing remains of the rich industrial heritage the city was built on.
Wooh Hooh! We have completed The Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail and walked across England.
Wednesday, June 26 – Day 8: Departure Day
Breakfast is included this morning. We are free to leave on our own schedules for our continued travels or back home.
Cost: $1,900 per person (double occupancy)
Single supplement: $500
Includes: accommodations, daily luggage transfer, breakfast daily, welcome group dinner, farewell group dinner
Excludes: Airfare, ground transportation (except on June 20 and 25th), travel insurance
Deposits/Final Payments: $500 non-refundable deposits due February 1, 2019 – final payments due April 15, 2019
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel between April 16-May 15, 2019 – 50% of the final trip payment shall be refunded. If you cancel after May 15, 2019 the trip is non-refundable.
Please note: Airfare or Train fare between London and Newcastle, which is the staging area and then also our finishing area for the Hadrian’s Wall Hike, are not included.
Optional 4 night London Pre-Tour featuring Stonehenge and Bath day trip: July 15-19
Details at https://activeworldjourneys.com/hadrians-wall-coast-to-coast-hiking-adventure-june-19-26-2019/
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