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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 11 nights
27-84 miles
Easy / Moderate to Strenuous

From £280 per person

About the trail

Hadrian's Wall Path is iconic. Through a rolling, castle-marked landscape shaped by the Roman occupation of Britain, this popular walking holiday 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.

Dog friendly tours available

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

Customer reviews from the Hadrian's Wall Path

“Thoroughly enjoyed our trek!”
Mr Winward, USA
“Did this trip once before, in 2010, you’ve seriously upped your game in terms of accommodations. They were amazing this time. Perfect combination of history and scenery. Seamless luggage transfers and accommodations means we put on our boots and go. All else is taken care of.”
Dr Burke, USA
“Amazing experience, very well organised.”
Mr Wilford, UK
“We have had a fantastic holiday - thank you. Was great, we had great accommodation and met some lovely people - Hadrian’s Wall was brilliant.”
Miss Hall, UK
“This was the first type of this holiday I have done. I will definitely do it again.”
Miss Larlham, UK
“Overall it was wonderful and I can't wait to do another one!”
Mrs Lasche, USA
“Apologies for the delay in recording how much we enjoyed the holiday you organised for us along Hadrian‘s wall. It was a huge success. All the accommodations were excellent. As regards the actual walk it was most enjoyable. I have no doubt that the three-day section from Lanercost to Chollerford is really the most interesting and I’m glad we focused on that. An excellent experience and we would certainly recommend Contours Walking Holidays to others and consider using it again ourselves.”
Mr Jackson, UK
“The organisation, accommodation and information were excellent.”
Mr Katwala, UK
“The accommodation was really good and the route markings are very clear. We have always found all the Contours staff to be incredibly nice and helpful. I love the whole concept & style of how Contours works, the luggage transport and all the accommodation has been great.”
Mrs Mccourt, UK
"Silent upon a peak in Northumberland" by Will Robson (2021)
"Jasper on Hadrian's Wall" by Will Robson (2021)
"Highshield Crag" by Michael Corfield (2021)
"Sycamore Gap" by Michael Corfield (2021)
"Fingerpost Framed by Rosebay Willowherb" by Michael Corfield (2021)
"On Top of Peel Crags" by Michael Corfield (2021)
"Group Silhouette under Sycamore Gap" by Michael Corfield (2021)
"Walltown Crags" by Ella Waddingham (2021)
"Pip and a Milecastle" by Vanessa Drew (2020)
"From Chollerford to Once Brewed with Sheep" by Sabine Klein (2020)
"Bath at Chesters Fort" by Sabine Klein (2020)
"From Chollerford to Once Brewed" by Sabine Klein (2020)
"Haydon Bridge" by Hazel Alexander (2020)
"Humshaugh" by Hazel Alexander (2020)
"Walton Churchyard" by William Forrester (2019)
"Meeting of Walls" by William Forrester (2019)
"Peek-a-Moo" by Todd Elliott (2019)
"View of the Tyne from Chollerford Bridge" by David Lusk (2019)
"Near Knag Burn Gate and Housesteads Fort" by David Lusk (2019)
"Part of the Wall in Brampton" by Jinru Chen (2019)
"Lanercost" by David McKeown (2019)
"Bowness-on-Solway" by Hazel Alexander (2020)
"Upper Denton Welcoming Party" by Hazel Alexander (2020)
"Near Chollerford" by David McKeown (2019)
"Spectators" by David McKeown (2019)
"Footbridge at Brampton" by David McKeown (2019)
"Friendly Bull at Carrawburgh" by Duncan Pye (2018 Photo Competition Winner)
"Between Housesteads and Gilsland" by Rita Holze (2018)
"Enjoying a Rest" by Ian Clarke (2018)
"Iconic Gap" by Ian Clarke (2018)
"Henry Guards the Wall" by Ian Clarke (2018)
"Island Wall" by Ian Clarke (2018)
"Weeping Window at Carlisle Castle" by Linda Logan (2018)
"Hadrians Wall Planetrees" by Linda Logan (2018)
"Between Once Brewed and Chollerford" by Joann Liu (2018)
"Whitley Bay" by Joann Liu (2018)
"Planters in Bowness-on-Solway" by Joann Liu (2018)
"Sycamore Gap" by Jennifer Elkin (2017)
"The Wall" by Jennifer Elkin (2017)
"Pondering the Sheep" by Kimberly Andrews (2017)
"Highshield Crags" by Kimberley Andrews (2017)
"Walking the Wall" by Isabelle Paterson (2017)
"Hadrians Wall near Crag Lough" by Joeseph Stubbs (2017)
"Boots at the End of the Path" by Joeseph Stubbs (2017)
"Approaching Crag Lough" by Joeseph Stubbs (2017)
"Sheep Sharing the Path" by Joeseph Stubbs (2017)
"Housesteads" by Nicholas Box (2017)
"Lanercost Priory" by Nicholas Box (2017)
"Sycamore Gap" by Nicholas Box (2017)
"Walltown Crags" by Nicholas Box (2017)