Hadrian's Wall Path Walking Tour England.

DAY 1: Arrival in Wylam

From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Wylam.

DAY 2: Wylam to Portgate

Distance 21km • Approximate Walking Time 4 - 6 hours • Ascent (↑) 200m

You first follow a former Waggonway and indulge in a possible detour to the birthplace of George Stephenson, the Father of all Railways. The trail then leaves the River Tyne and brings you through meadows and pastures along the old Military Road, closely following the earthen defenses on either side of Hadrian’s Wall. After passing through the sites of two Roman Forts you soon arrive at the Port Gate, where the main Roman road into the North of Britain used to pass through Hadrian’s Wall.

DAY 3: Corbridge to Chollerford

17km • 4 - 6 hours • (↑) 100m

Turrets and milecastles soon become part of the landscape as you follow the gentle curves of the defensive Roman earthworks. The trail passes Heavenfield battle site, where Oswald, king of Northumbria, won a famous victory in 734. The day comes to an exciting conclusion at the fascinating Roman fort of Chesters.

DAY 4: Chollerford to Once Brewed

21km • 5 - 7 hours • (↑) 450m

Through the Northumberland National Park you reach a Roman temple at the Fort of Brocolitia. After passing more castles and turrets you suddenly find yourself walking along some of the most spectacular and best-preserved sections of Hadrian’s Wall, which snake up and down along the top of the Northumberland Crags. Make sure to visit the superbly preserved Fort at Housesteads.

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