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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

“Worked like clockwork… Good value and ideal distances between accommodation.”
Mr Green, UK
“All 3 overnights were different but all 3 hosts were excellent in terms of service, food and cleanliness. No hesitation in endorsing any of the 3 overnight stops. Good choices by you guys.”
Dr McKeown, 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
“All the accommodation was first class… all the breakfasts superb and hospitality faultless throughout.”
Mr Harfield, UK
“I have dreamed of walking Hadrian's wall for 45 years. Doing so was a dream come true. The walk from Chollerford to Steel Rigg was a real physical and mental challenge compounded by the fact that it was very windy and there was horizontal rain. At the end of that day I felt fortunate to have done it. I highly recommend the walk plus I recommend booking with Contours.”
Mrs Wright, UK
“Just wanted to let you know we had a FANTASTIC time on this walk. The accommodation exceeded our expectations in EVERY town. It was excellent. You obviously know how important it is to have good clean accommodation at the end of a decent walking day. All our hosts were very friendly and provided advice about where to eat.”
Mr Davies, Australia
“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
“The history, the countryside, the B n B hosts, baggage transfer all contributed it to a great experience. It was well organized and a perfect combination of history, activity, the outdoors, friendly people, good pub food, and comfortable accommodations.”
Mrs Mazer, USA
“The sections between Heddon-on-the-Wall and Carlisle were spectacular, with the combination of sweeping views and the remains of Hadrian’s Wall. The beginning and end sections were less striking but still enjoyable. This was the seventh holiday I’ve booked with Contours. I can’t stop now!”
Ms Matthews, USA
"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)