DAY 1: Arrival in Chollerford
From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Chollerford.
DAY 2: Chollerford to Once Brewed
Distance 21km • Approximate Walking Time 5 - 7 hours • Ascent (↑) 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.
DAY 3: Once Brewed to Gilsland
14km • 4 - 6 hours • (↑) 400m
Today you start with an exciting bit of walking to the highest point of the walk at Green Slacks. After visiting the 'Robin Hood Tree' at Sycamore Gap and Great Chesters
Fort with its original Roman altar you return to the top of the Crags for some more exciting and well-preserved Wall sections. Soon after passing Thirlwall castle you come to the village of Gilsland, your stop for today.
DAY 4: Gilsland to Newtown
15km • 3 - 5 hours • (↑) 200m
The Wall guides you to the remains of a Roman bridge across the River Irthing, past a Roman Milecastle and on towards the Fort of Birdoswald, which was inhabited for 2,000 years. From there we follow the Wall through a much gentler landscape and pass Lanercost Priory, once the capital of England for six months.
DAY 5: Departure from Newtown
There are regular train and bus services from nearby Brampton to Carlisle and Newcastle and onward to Manchester and London. Full details provided upon booking.