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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

“Great experience even with the rain, wind and flooded countryside! Great concept and very enjoyable.”
Mrs Burroughs, UK
“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
“It was all very well organised with clear instructions for each day with a good mix of accommodation.”
Mr May, UK
“An excellent walking holiday. Both my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.”
Mr Stoddart, UK
“All the accommodation was first class… all the breakfasts superb and hospitality faultless throughout.”
Mr Harfield, 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 a good, fun thing. Lodgings were terrific, food even better, timing worked very well.”
Mr Elliott, USA
“The organisation, accommodation and information were excellent.”
Mr Katwala, UK
“Excellent organisation. Accommodation good to excellent. Holiday worked very smoothly.”
Ms Dickenson, UK
"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)