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Hadrian's Wall Highlights

Hadrian's Wall Highlights

A walk from Corbridge to Brampton along the most fascinating part of Hadrian's Wall.

5 to 6 nights
39 miles
Easy / Moderate to Moderate

From £425 per person

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About this route

Walked over the course of four or five days, the Hadrian’s Wall Highlights tour takes in far-reaching views, the wall’s remarkably intact remains, and the towns the wall built, as its stone was pilfered away by opportunistic Brits after the Roman empire’s withdrawal.

The Hadrian’s Wall Highlights walk begins in Corbridge, where extensive Roman remains include a fountain house, granaries, and a walled military compound. There is plenty more to see along the length of this tour before arriving at the finishing point in Brampton and exploring the local area more thoroughly.

This route can also be travelled in the opposite direction if preferred. Select the ‘Reverse tours’ option when choosing your itinerary.
© Contours Walking Holidays Hadrian's Wall Highlights map
Corbridge to Brampton
39 miles (62 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Taking in the views of the mountains from Pike Hill Signal Tower.

Exploring the Roman town of Corbridge, where extensive remains include a fountain house, granaries, and a walled military compound.

Visiting Plantrees Wall, a superb section of Hadrian’s Wall built in the newer, narrower style upon broad old foundations.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
HHWP1 From Corbridge to Brampton 5 nights, 4 days walking Moderate£425
HHWP2 From Corbridge to Brampton 6 nights, 5 days walking Easy / Moderate£510

Hadrian's Wall Highlights - East to West 5 nights, 4 days walking

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  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather

Travel to Corbridge where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Corbridge to Chollerford. 9 miles (14.5km)

Day 2

Chollerford to Once Brewed. 12 miles (19km)

Day 3

Once Brewed to Gilsland. 8 miles (13km)

Day 4

Gilsland to Brampton. 9.5 miles (15km)


Depart from Brampton after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

Overnight stops marked with an (L) have very limited accommodation, and therefore more often than not will also require a transfer, particularly on bank holidays and weekends. We will use non-transfer accommodation wherever possible.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to travel more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog-friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Traveller or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Traveller Supplement
£35.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£28.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Once Brewed)
£55.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 5 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

Corbridge is a charming small town that is steeped in history. St Andrew's Church overlooking the Market Place dates back to Saxon times and contains some fascinating relics. In the wall of the churchyard is the King's Oven, the communal oven where the villagers baked their bread. Its use was first recorded in 1310, and it was still in use in the 19th century. Beside the church stands the Vicar's Pele, a beautifully preserved 14th century fortified tower-house. Other important buildings include Monksholme, a fine Jacobean house and Low Hall, the oldest house in town On the outskirts of the town lies the garrison town of Corstopitum. The extensive remains provide a remarkable insight into the layout of the town, showing the foundations of temples, public baths, workshops and houses, the garrison headquarters and the best-preserved granaries in Britain.

Consider spending an extra night at Chollerford if you wish to explore Cilurnum (Chesters) Roman fort and study the Clayton Collection at Chesters Museum.

The hamlet of Once Brewed is a good choice for a rest day if you want to fully explore the Roman forts of Vindolanda and Housesteads and visit their fascinating museums.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Once Brewed)
£55.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 38.5 miles (61.5 km)
Duration: 5 nights, 4 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 8 miles (13 km)
Maximum daily distance: 12 miles (19 km)
Code: HHWP1 Grade: Moderate
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Corbridge
End of holiday: Brampton

Route Profile

Hadrian's Wall Highlights - East to West Route Profile

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Newcastle, Durham-Tees Valley and Leeds Bradford.

By Rail - There is a rail station at the start of the trail (Corbridge) and at the end of the trail (Brampton).

By Bus - Various bus services run to Corbridge and from Brampton.

From London - Trains run from London King's Cross station to Newcastle. From there trains then run to Corbridge.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail is to catch a bus from Brampton to Corbridge.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

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Customer reviews from the Hadrian's Wall Highlights

“We were very lucky with the weather and we had a very memorable holiday together with our dog Dilly.”
Mrs Hunter, UK
“Very well planned and executed. We started with minimal interest in Hadrian and his wall (we just wanted a nice walk in the country) and ended up fascinated by the history, the museums, the wall and forts.... Good communication, great choice of lodgings and carriers.”
Mr Allen, USA
“Everything worked seamlessly. Accommodation was good to excellent.”
Mr Poole, UK
“This was the first type of this holiday I have done. I will definitely do it again.”
Miss Larlham, UK
“Well organised, great accommodation, everything went smoothly and good value for money.”
Mr Anderson, USA
“Our party of 8 Aussies thoroughly enjoyed the 6 day walk. We would recommend.”
Ms Koo, UK
“Fabulous scenery coupled with incredible history.”
Ms Conley, USA
“Very good B&B's, excellent pack and guide book.”
Mr Woodward, UK
“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

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