How do I know I’m on the trail?
The route is marked by the National Trail acorn symbol and other way marking arrows.
Did you know?
National Trails are designated by the Secretary of State and managed to a very high standard.
The Hadrian’s Wall Path is the only coast-to-coast Trail to follow a World Heritage Site, itself a protected landscape.
Fancy an 84-mile (135 km) National Trail stretching coast to coast? This trail runs from Wallsend in Newcastle upon Tyne in the east to Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast.
It follows the line of Hadrian’s Wall, passing through remote countryside, rugged moorland, bustling market towns topped and tailed by the cities of Newcastle and Carlisle.
How long does it take?
It takes about a week to do the trail in one go. If you don’t want to carry luggage there are baggage handling companies who deliver it to each night’s accommodation for you.
Can I do day walks on it?
Yes. There are many circular day walks based on the National Trail. The Hadrian’s Wall Bus AD122 is a convenient way to enjoy the Trail if you don’t want to walk in a loop.
When is the best time to do the trail?
The ground is normally driest between May and October. This makes for more enjoyable walking and reduces the risk of erosion and damaging the underlying archaeology. More accommodation is open and bus services are running.
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Bus: The Hadrian’s Wall Bus AD122 runs along the route stopping at various places along the way.
Car: Check out our car parks page to find the location of various places to stop and walk the wall route.