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Trail Facts

Total distance: 84 miles (134 km)
Duration: 5 nights, 4 days running
Minimum daily distance: 18 miles (29 km)
Maximum daily distance: 24 miles (38 km)
Code: R-HWP3

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


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

Day 2: Wallsend to East Wallhouses. 21 miles (33.5km)

Day 3: East Wallhouses to Once Brewed. 21 miles (33.5km)

Day 4: Once Brewed to Newtown. 18 miles (29km)

Day 5: Newtown to Bowness-on-Solway. 24 miles (38km)

Day 6: 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.

The hamlet of Once Brewed is a good choice for a rest day if you want to fully explore the Roman forts of Vindolanda and Housesteads and visit their fascinating museums. Vindolanda, in particular, is a popular choice with its extensive Roman remains, fascinating artefacts and active excavation between April and September (weather permitting).

What's included?

  • 5 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


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


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.


For advice on driving to the start of the trail, please visit 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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