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 to Strenuous

From £240 per person

About the trail

This trail is iconic. Through a rolling, castle-marked landscape shaped by the Roman occupation of Britain, Hadrian’s Wall Path 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, this 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 walk 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.

Trail running available

We also organise trail running holidays along this trail. Visit Contours Trail Running Holidays.

Customer reviews from the Hadrian's Wall Path

“No favourite part. It was all fantastic, and something I will always remember.”
Mr Davis, Australia
“Well planned and good pace for the walk.”
Dr Susmel, 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
“This was a wonderful walk. We've shared the experience with many of our friends, and they all talk about it being on their "bucket list."”
Dr Coffey, USA
“All the accommodation was first class… all the breakfasts superb and hospitality faultless throughout.”
Mr Harfield, UK
“Very well organised and good level of information.”
Dr Stevens, UK
“Excellent week and impeccably organised, thank you.”
Mr Buchanan, UK
“The trip was excellently organised, pick up punctual and the luggage even sometimes carried up to our rooms. Maps and all other material proved to be very accurate and useful. Thanks again for a very well organised and all in all wonderful trip.”
Mrs Mørk, Norway
“Great landscape, friendly people.”
Mr Westenfelder, Spain
"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)
"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)