The Hadrian's Wall Trek 2022
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Starting in Carlisle and finishing in Newcastle, take on this fantastic trek across the width of the UK. This hiking tour will showcase some of the country's finest scenery with plenty of fantastic views there will be something for everyone. Come to earn your finisher's medal.
Hadrian's Wall Trek
Sun, 18 Sept 2022
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Hadrian's Wall Trek
The event will kick off on day 2, head to your accommodation and check in to your hotel room that has been arranged by the team. You will meet as a group at the welcome dinner and have a briefing.
Day 2: Bowness-on-Solway 22k (14 miles)
Starting in Bowness on Solway at the western end of Hadrian's wall, take on the fantastic scenery along this fairly flat route, embrace the sandy shores. Look out for wildlife as you trek along this route. There won't be much of Hadrian's Wall still standing but there will be plenty of fantastic views to soak up. You will finish the hike at Carlisle Castle in the heart of the city.
Day 3: Carlisle - Lanercost 22.4k (14 miles)
You will follow the River Eden to Crosby. Spend the day following where the wall once stood through farmland, country lanes, rustic footpaths and much more. The terrain will be rather even throughout. Take in the picturesque scenery as you hike towards Lanercost.
Day 4: Lanercost - Once Brewed 25k (15.5 miles)
This day will start introducing you to tough climbs and better-preserved sections of Hadrian's wall. You will then reach Gisland following rolling countryside and across the Tipalt Burn River to the Thrilwall and Motte Bailey Castle.
You will then head into the Northumberland National Park, where you can expect some steep climbs throughout. From here you will follow Hadrian's Wall winding down over crags of Whin Sill, with strips of rustic stone dotted around. Following more undulating trails you will reach the highest point of the wall, Winshield's Wall. The day will end at once brewed.
Day 5: Once brewed - Chollerford 20k (12.5 miles)
Taking on more challenging terrain you will continue to follow the wall up and down through the countryside. You will head to the site of Housteads Roman Fort where you can take in the remains of the ancient hospital and barracks.
The rest of the day will be downhill as you trek through the fields when you will meet the Roman road of Stanegate, which you will follow to Tower Tyne and to the Chester Roman Fort and Museum. Finally, with a last push, you will arrive in Chollerford.
Day 6: Chollerford - Heddon-on-the wall 25k (15.5 miles)
From Chollerford you will follow an old military road which was built on top of Hadrian's wall. You will then head into fields where you will be able to see signs of the wall.
Day 7: Heddon-on-the wall - Wallsend - Newcastle 25.12k (15.7 miles)
The final day of trekking will take you along the River Tyne, along cycle lanes footpaths and a rustic wagon-way track with a few stretches of road. At the end of the river trail, you will head into the sprawling suburbs and outskirts of Newcastle. You will head into town until you reach the finishing point at Wallsend.
- Finisher's medal
- Finisher's T-shirt
- Fully event management and support
- First aid
- Celebration meal in Newcastle
- Training plan
- Luggage transportation on every trekking day
- Transport back to Carlisle
How to get there
Carlisle, UKGet full directions
The closest train station to the start is Carlisle.
All participants will be sent more specific event details closer to the date of the event.
Transport back to Carlisle
All participants have the option to take transport back to Carlisle at the end of the challenge.
Event day logistics
Full timings for the event will be sent out to participants closer to the start of the event.
Participants must be 18 years or over to take part.
In addition to the event costs you will need to budget for the following:
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Travel to and from the challenge start
- Personal expenses
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- Day pack (35-litres)
- Water bottle (2 litres)
- Comfortable hiking boots
Is transport back to the start available at the The Hadrian's Wall Trek?
Yes there will be transport back to start available at the event.
Can I stay in Newcastle after the The Hadrian's Wall Trek?
Yes, please make sure to inform the Dream Challenges team on the final day that you'll be staying in Newcastle.
How old do I have to be to enter the The Hadrian's Wall Trek?
Entrants must be 18 years or older to participate.
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