Trail Name: Hadrian's Wall Path
Location: North England
Distance: 135 km | 84 miles
Duration: 4-7 Days
Start/Finish: Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway
Hadrian's Wall Path Overview
Hadrian’s Wall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is located in the North of England and spans the width of the country at it’s narrowest point. It is close to the present day border with Scotland. Building work on the Wall began in AD 122, during the reign of the Emperor Hadrian. This was shortly after the Roman Conquest of Britain and Hadrian's Wall acted as a Frontier of the Roman Empire.
Hadrian’s Wall Path is one of England’s most popular National Trails and is a coast to coast trail that links Newcastle-on-Tyne on the North Sea to Bowness-on-Solway on the Irish Sea. The trail is 135km (84 miles) long and is usually walked over the course of one week.
Newcastle and Manchester Airports are the two main International Airports that are closest to Hadrian’s Wall Path. The aptly named AD122 bus route has a frequent service with many stops adjacent to the trail. This service runs between Easter and October each year. Due to the historic status of the trail, walkers are asked not to walk along the trail during the Winter months.