Hadrian's Wall Path

Hadrian's Wall Path

A walk between Wallsend and Bowness-on-Solway, following the impressive remains of Hadrian's Wall.

3 to 12 nights
27-84 miles
Easy / Moderate to Strenuous

From £340 per person

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About the trail

Hadrian's Wall Path is an iconic walking holiday. Through a rolling, castle-marked landscape shaped by the Roman occupation of Britain, this popular National Trail strikes across the breadth of the country along the shoulder of Emperor Hadrian’s ancient wall.

Well-waymarked and featuring plenty of friendly villages eager to welcome walkers, Hadrian's Wall Path is the ideal trail for your first walking holiday. Yet it has plenty to offer veteran walkers, too, whether your interest is in the abundant wildlife, the varied remains of Roman milecastles, or the rolling Northumbrian hills themselves.

We offer multiple holiday options along this trail. If you wish to experience the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

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  • This route includes dog friendly tour options Hadrian's Wall Path
  • This route includes dog friendly tour options Best of Hadrian's Wall
  • This route includes dog friendly tour options Hadrian's Wall Highlights
  • This route includes dog friendly tour options Hadrian's Wall Short Break

Dog friendly tours available

Dogs are welcome on select routes along this trail. Look for the pawprint icon when choosing your holiday.

Reverse tours available

This route can be walked in either direction - just tick the 'Reverse Tours' box when choosing your tour to see options travelling in the non-standard direction.

Trail running tours available

We also organise trail running holidays along this route. Find out more.

About this route

3 to 6 nights
39 miles
Easy / Moderate to Demanding / Strenuous
2nd January to 24th December
Includes Dog-Friendly Tours

From £340 per person

Hadrian's Wall Highlights

Walked over the course of four or five days, the Hadrian’s Wall Highlights tour takes in far-reaching views, the wall’s remarkably intact remains, and the towns the wall built, as its stone was pilfered away by opportunistic Brits after the Roman empire’s withdrawal.

The Hadrian’s Wall Highlights walk begins in Corbridge, where extensive Roman remains include a fountain house, granaries, and a walled military compound. There is plenty more to see along the length of this tour before arriving at the finishing point in Brampton and exploring the local area more thoroughly.

This route can also be travelled in the opposite direction if preferred. Select the ‘Reverse tours’ option when choosing your itinerary.

Available tours

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
HHWP1 From Corbridge to Brampton 3 nights, 2 days walking Demanding / Strenuous £340
HHWP2 From Corbridge to Brampton 4 nights, 3 days walking Moderate / Demanding £445
HHWP3 From Corbridge to Brampton 5 nights, 4 days walking Moderate £555
HHWP4 From Corbridge to Brampton 6 nights, 5 days walking Easy / Moderate £660

Short breaks

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
HWPSB1 From Chollerford(L) to Lanercost(L) 3 nights, 2 days walking Moderate / Demanding £345
HWPSB2 From Chollerford(L) to Lanercost(L) 4 nights, 3 days walking Moderate £450

Hadrian's Wall Highlights - East to West 3 nights, 2 days walking

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  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather
  • Holiday Highlights

Important information

This tour is available to book all year, however out of season from the end of October to March, there may be a small supplement for luggage moves, which will be moved by taxi rather than the usual luggage courier.


Travel to Corbridge where your first night's accommodation will be booked

Day 1

Corbridge to Once Brewed. 21 miles (33.5km) / 2484 ft (757 m) ascent

Day 2

Once Brewed to Brampton. 17.5 miles (28km) / 1302 ft (397 m) ascent


Depart from Brampton after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

Overnight stops marked with an (L) have very limited accommodation, and therefore more often than not will also require a transfer, particularly on bank holidays and weekends. We will use non-transfer accommodation wherever possible.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to travel more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation in most cases; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard if practical. A very limited number of stops will require you to travel on foot up to two miles off the trail, however these instances will be clearly communicated to you if applicable.

Further transfers may also be required due to some accommodations having a two-night minimum booking policy, especially at weekends.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog-friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Traveller or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Traveller Supplement
£55.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£45.00 per person / per night

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

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night
© Contours Walking Holidays Hadrian's Wall Highlights map
Corbridge to Brampton
39 miles (62 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Taking in the views of the mountains from Pike Hill Signal Tower.

Exploring the Roman town of Corbridge, where extensive remains include a fountain house, granaries, and a walled military compound.

Visiting Planetrees Wall, a superb section of Hadrian’s Wall built in the newer, narrower style upon broad old foundations.

What's included?

  • 3 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

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 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.

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

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 38.5 miles (61.5 km)
Duration: 3 nights, 2 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 17.5 miles (28 km)
Maximum daily distance: 21 miles (33.5 km)
Code: HHWP1 Grade: Demanding / Strenuous
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Corbridge
End of holiday: Brampton

Route Profile

Hadrian's Wall Highlights - East to West Route Profile

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air

The most convenient major cities and international airports are Newcastle, Teesside and Leeds Bradford.

By Rail

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

By Bus

Various bus services run to Corbridge and from Brampton.

From London

Trains run from London King's Cross station (and occasionally London St Pancras International) to Newcastle. From there, trains then run to Corbridge.

Return to Start

The easiest way to return to the start of the trail is to take a train from Brampton to Corbridge. Alternatively, there is a rather infrequent bus service from Brampton to Corbridge Monday to Saturday only.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

Customer reviews from the Hadrian's Wall Highlights

“All the accommodation was fantastic and the route easy to follow. We were very lucky with our weather.”
Ms Stott, UK
“Everything worked very smoothly.”
Mr Kiddle, UK
“It was great! Exceeded our expectations.”
Dr Hanson, UK
“It was everything and more than we had expected.”
Mr Carter, UK
“Very good B&B's, excellent pack and guide book.”
Mr Woodward, UK
“This was the first type of this holiday I have done. I will definitely do it again.”
Miss Larlham, UK
“All of our accommodations were nice and our luggage transfers went smoothly. Fortunately, the weather was also nice. I think Contours did a great job setting up our holiday. Hadrian's Wall was an excellent place to walk. Hadrian's Wall is a wonderful site and well worth visiting. I look forward to setting up further trips.”
Ms Trail, USA
“Great experience!”
Mr Harris, UK
“Very well planned and executed. We started with minimal interest in Hadrian and his wall (we just wanted a nice walk in the country) and ended up fascinated by the history, the museums, the wall and forts.... Good communication, great choice of lodgings and carriers.”
Mr Allen, USA
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