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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 £255 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 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

“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
“Our party of 8 Aussies thoroughly enjoyed the 6 day walk. We would recommend.”
Ms Koo, UK
“Great experience even with the rain, wind and flooded countryside! Great concept and very enjoyable.”
Mrs Burroughs, UK
“The two sections we walked were stunning and others who were walking the whole of Hadrian’s Wall said that these were by far the best sections.”
Mrs Beard, Australia
“We returned from our Hadrian's Wall holiday. It was a great time. All of the accommodations worked out well. Thank you for all of your help. We've now completed 8 holidays with Contours and look forward to more.”
Mr Eisenkraft, USA
“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
“Overall it was wonderful and I can't wait to do another one!”
Mrs Lasche, USA
“Thank you for arranging another great holiday for us. We really enjoyed it.”
Mr Wilson, UK
“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)