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Trail Facts

Total distance: 84 miles (134 km)
Duration: 3 nights, 2 days running
Minimum daily distance: 41 miles (66 km)
Maximum daily distance: 42.5 miles (68 km)
Code: R-HWP1

Grade: Strenuous
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Wallsend
End of holiday: Bowness-on-Solway


Itinerary

Day 1: Travel to Wallsend where your first nights accommodation has been booked

Day 2: Wallsend to Once Brewed. 42.5 miles (68km)

Day 3: Once Brewed to Bowness-on-Solway. 41 miles (66km)

Day 4: Depart from Bowness-on-Solway after breakfast

The itinerary above shows our preferred overnight stops, but if accommodation is not available at any one of these locations, we may alter the itinerary slightly.


Extra nights / rest days

If you would like to add extra nights into your holiday to explore Hadrian?s Wall and the surrounding areas more thoroughly, there are plenty of excellent destinations along the trail for you to choose from.

Once Brewed is a good choice for a rest day, particularly if you?re looking for a quiet place in which to relax. The village is nestled in some of the most beautiful countryside along the trail and would be perfect for a gentle jog around the local area to get you warmed up for the rest of your holiday. The Twice Brewed Inn is a famous pub that also makes its home here, and is a great place to unwind at the end of the day and enjoy some delicious food and drinks.

Bowness-on-Solway is another popular choice for an extra day and a perfect setting in which to celebrate the completion of your holiday. This little seaside village lies within the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering a wealth of gorgeous scenery to discover. Bird spotters will also enjoy the wide variety of birdlife that often makes their home among the sands, including oystercatchers, lapwings, redshanks and turnstones. Take a refreshing paddle in the sea and enjoy a well-earned day of recovery and relaxation at the end of your run.


What's included?

  • 3 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms with private bathrooms (where available) in selected hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night, town plans, information about facilities and places of interest along the trail and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.
  • Emergency assistance.

Travel Information

Air

The most convenient international airport is Newcastle. Take the metro from Newcastle Airport to Wallsend.

Rail

There is a railway station close to the start of the trail (Wallsend) at Newscastle. From Newcastle Station, walk or taxi to the Metro Station, from where you can travel to Wallsend. The nearest railway station to the end of the trail (Bowness-on-Solway) is Carlisle. Take a taxi or a bus from Bowness-on-Solway to get to the station.

From London - There is a frequent rail service between London Kings Cross and Newcastle. From Bowness-on-Solway, a bus or taxi can be taken to Carlisle Railway Station, followed by a train to London Kings Cross.

Car

For advice on driving to the start of the trail, please visit www.theaa.com which has a very useful route planner.

Returning to the start

The easiest way to return to Wallsend by public transport is to take a taxi or a bus to Carlisle Railway Station and then take the train to Newcastle. Finally, take the metro to Wallsend.

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