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 £285 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

“Overall everything was exceptionally well put together and organised. The baggage transfer and transfers to/from off-route accommodation made the whole holiday hassle free.”
Miss Hossain, UK
“We had a great time and absolutely loved the walk. Thank you so much for organising our holiday for us. Many thanks for all your assistance, and I will certainly be recommending you to any friends that want to follow our footsteps.”
Mrs Horwood, UK
“Great experience even with the rain, wind and flooded countryside! Great concept and very enjoyable.”
Mrs Burroughs, UK
“This is the third time we have booked a trip with Contours. Previously we have done two trails in Scotland and a trip in Wales. Contours is thorough and professional.”
Dr Rudolph, USA
“The whole process worked like clockwork.”
Mr Packman, UK
“The organisation, accommodation and information were excellent.”
Mr Katwala, UK
“Felt well prepared with the information pack and maps provided. Good weather, beautiful countryside, interesting things to see on the way and high quality accommodation.”
Mrs Pearson, UK
“This vacation exceeded our expectations! We hadn't done a tour like this before, but will definitely be doing another in the future.”
Ms Beck, Germany
“Well organised, great accommodation, everything went smoothly and good value for money.”
Mr Anderson, USA
"Resting on the Trail" by Sarah Walton (2022)
"Looking down on Sycamore Gap" by Claire Bennett (2022)
"Jigsaw Admiring the View at Birdoswald Roman Fort" by Claire Bennett (2022)
"Meeting Friends on the Route" by Claire Bennett (2022)
"Jigsaw Having a Well Earned Rest along Hadrian's Wall Path" by Claire Bennett (2022)
"Walking through Newcastle and Admiring the High Level Bridge" by Claire Bennett (2022)
"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)