The Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail provides a quality challenge for runners, yet is still suitable for the less experienced. This Highlights route has been developed to offer a shorter, though no less enticing option for those looking for a slightly more accessible adventure to break them in.

Hadrian's Wall Path Signpost

Setting off from Corbridge, the Highlights tour takes in far-reaching panoramas right from the start, as well as countless historic remains which tell the fascinating story of the region’s turbulent past. Other highlights include taking in the stunning views of the mountains from Pike Hill Signal Tower, before celebrating the completion of your run in the beautiful market town of Brampton.

The route follows the line of Hadrian’s Wall as close as possible, allowing you to run in the footsteps of the Roman legionaries themselves.

We also offer the Hadrian's Wall Path as a walking holiday, for those looking to enjoy this trail at a gentler pace. Click here to find out more.

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Map of the Hadrian's Wall Path

Route facts

  • Length 38.5 miles (61.5 km)
  • Ascent 3602 ft (1098 m)
  • High point 1076 ft (328 m)
  • Ascent per km 18 m
  • Start and Finish
  • Corbridge/Brampton
  • Grade
  • Moderate  
  • Season
  • 2nd January to 24th December

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Holiday options

• Hadrian's Wall Path
• Hadrian's Wall Short Break


  • The World Heritage site of Hadrian's Wall

    The World Heritage site of Hadrian's Wall.

  • Carlisle Castle in the English county of Cumbria

    Carlisle Castle in the English county of Cumbria.

  • Views near Portgate, taken by Gary Gimbel

    Views near Portgate, taken by Gary Gimbel.

Trail profile

Hadrian's Wall Path Profile

Itineraries

3 nights
2 days running

Grade: Moderate

Corbridge

33.5 km (21 miles)

Once Brewed

28 km (17.5 miles)

Brampton

More Information

Tour code: R-HHWPSB

Price £250 per person

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Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are running on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:

  • Solo Runner Supplement: £32 per person / per night
  • Single Supplement: £25 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

  • Extra night (Standard): £50 per person / per night
  • Extra night (Once Brewed): £55 per person / per night

The price you pay includes:

  • 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.

Detailed travel information is sent to you in your holiday pack, but we have provided a summary below.

Air

The most convenient major city and international airports are Newcastle, Durham-Tees Valley and Leeds Bradford.

Rail

There is a rail station at the start of the trail (Corbridge) and at the end of the trail (Brampton).

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 the start of the trail is to catch a bus from Brampton to Corbridge.
Corbridge is a charming small town that is steeped in history. St Andrew's Church overlooking the Market Place dates back to Saxon times and contains some fascinating relics. In the wall of the churchyard is the King's Oven, the communal oven where the villagers baked their bread. Its use was first recorded in 1310, and it was still in use in the 19th century. Beside the church stands the Vicar's Pele, a beautifully preserved 14th century fortified tower-house. Other important buildings include Monksholme, a fine Jacobean house and Low Hall, the oldest house in town On the outskirts of the town lies the garrison town of Corstopitum. The extensive remains provide a remarkable insight into the layout of the town, showing the foundations of temples, public baths, workshops and houses, the garrison headquarters and the best-preserved granaries in Britain.

The hamlet of Once Brewed is also 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.

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