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Hadrian's Wall East to West Overview

Hadrians Wall Path East to West is an 84 mile linear route that follows the worlds finest surviving Roman frontier from Wallsend, near Newcastle to Bowness-on-Solway, near Carlisle. The path runs almost coast to coast across the narrow isthmus at the top of England.

The idea to create the Wall, and prevent the attacks and movements of the Celtic Barbarians from the North (Scotland), was that of Roman Emperor Hadrian Aelius. In AD122 work commenced on the near ten year task to build the Wall and its forts, milecastles and turrets. Fifteen thousand men from 3 Roman Legions were employed in the task.

For over 250 years the Wall served to protect the Roman Empire until their retreat. The Wall stood intact for a further 1000 years until the need for stone brought about the dismantling of the Wall. This process continued until 1822 when landowner John Clayton protected and rebuilt the Wall passing through his estate, by purchasing land alongside the Wall he managed to protect remains as far as Cumberland (Cumbria). Some other sections of the Wall have since been rebuilt by English Heritage.

In 1987 Hadrians Wall became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hadrians Wall Path East to West Map

Holiday Includes
  • Carefully selected walker friendly accommodation.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Luggage transfer between overnight accommodation.
  • Route information and itinerary.
  • Detailed instructions to find your accommodation.
  • Guidebook and route map.
  • Emergency contact 24 hours a day.
Tour Availability

This walking holiday is available from April to October. You can book your holiday to start on any date of your choice.


Accommodation is provided in carefully selected walker friendly B&Bs, Guest Houses, small Hotels and Inns along the route. All rooms are ensuite or have private bathroom. We provide detailed instructions to find you accommodation.


Breakfast is included. Packed lunches can be readily purchased from your overnight accommodation or local shop.

Evening meals can be purchased in local village pubs or overnight accommodation when a pub is not available.

Luggage transfer

For the duration of the holiday your luggage is transferred from accommodation to accommodation by a luggage transfer agent. Luggage allowance is 1 bag/person weighing not more than 20kg (44lbs).

Not Included

Evening meals, packed lunches, drinks and snacks, travel insurance, travel to Newcastle and from Bowness-on-Solway, souvenirs, laundry services, etc.

More Information?

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