19th - 26th May 2023
Fitness and Challenges
Bed & Breakfast
3/5 Difficulty, Follow Guides
Bed & Breakfast
Up To 14
Hike through history. Take in rugged, verdant landscapes, and stunning panoramas, along with a litany of fascinating historical sites on this epic 7-day journey along the nearly 2000-year old Hadrian's wall.
Discover the fascinating history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site which represented the northwestern frontier of the Roman Empire for nearly three centuries. Travel back in time, and imagine life as a Roman soldier as you explore ancient forts and monuments; revel in the lush beauty of the remote, English countryside, and the rugged landscapes of Southern Scotland, once home to the fearsome Celtic Tribes for whom the wall was built to keep out.
Meet the team at either of the designated pick up points or in Bowness-on-Solway.
We will then head to our first B&B in Carlisle to rest, ready for an early start the following day.
Starting out at Bowness on Solway, we walk alongside a quiet road overlooking the Solway Firth, (designated an 'area of outstanding natural beauty'), via the village of Burgh by Sands to the River Eden, as it winds into the city of Carlisle.
The walk will take us back to the B&B in Carlisle where you will have free time to explore at your leisure.
Carlisle is famous for its great medieval fortress that has watched over the city for over nine centuries. Explore its ancient chambers, stairways, and dungeons where you will discover the infamous 'licking stones'.
The River Eden remains a prominent feature at the start of today's walk as we leave Carlisle City Centre. Once outside of city, we will pass over the M6 Motorway and it’s from here that we will start our journey in earnest, on the wilder side of Hadrian’s Wall Trail.
Much of this walk runs through what is now private farmland. You’re constantly going in, out and over fences and gates to follow the path, meaning we will encounter many farm animals along the way.
Today is filled with Roman landmarks.
A few miles from Banks is Birdoswald, and the longest continuous stretch of wall. After Birdoswald we pass through the peaceful village of Gilsland before approaching the edge of the neighbouring village of Greenhead – the gateway to Northumberland National Park.
Spot turrets, mile castles, two well-preserved forts and a substantial section of the wall, before ascending Winshields Crag, the highest point on the route, to admire fantastic views across the surrounding countryside. Finally, we end the day in the quiet hamlet of Once Brewed, where we will settle into our B&B for the night.
Prepare yourself for the most iconic section of the wall – Steel Rigg and Sycamore Gap. Steel Rigg offers breathtaking vistas, over the striking Peel Crags to Crag Lough, with the Wall cresting above them. A mile along Peel Crags will bring us to one of the most iconic places on Hadrian’s Wall, Sycamore Gap, famously used as a location for numerous films, including Robin Hood.
We will then have the chance to take in even more stunning views from Sewingshields Crags, before walking alongside the Roman military road to Brocolitia Fort (home to the striking Temple of Mithras) and Carraw.
The day starts with a pleasant stroll into Chollerford and then it’s a surprisingly enjoyable walk over Accomb Fell beside the old Roman road to East Wallhouses.
The trail passes alongside the military road, before heading through Heddon on the Wall down to the River Tyne, as you walk into the outskirts of Newcastle to the suburb of Newburn.
Quite a contrast for this final stage of the trail as we walk alongside the River Tyne beneath Newcastle’s famous bridges and eye-catching architecture, to reach the end of the wall at Segendum Fort.
After arriving in Wallsend we will enjoy an afternoon meal before departing back to our drop off points.
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A current Physical Training instructor in the British Army with years of experience of long walks in The Brecon Beacons. I enjoy taking groups on fitness challenges and this is one of my favourites!
The challenge is designed for those who are comfortable with rambling. However, we also provide all users with an optional 4-week fitness plan to help them achieve a base level of fitness.
We provide pick up spots from Nottingham, Manchester & Carlisle. If you require a different pickup spot. This is possible within reason, please send a request via the messenger on our website.
We try our very best to ensure every member completes the challenge. However, if you can't complete it for any reason, we have a safety vehicle on hand to pick you up at any point.
A well-earned victory meal (and beer) and a 'Hadrian's Wall Walk Challenge' medal to take home and cherish.
Rob was a fantastic guide. The trip was very enjoyable and Robs knowledge and expertise were great. Would defo recommend
Excellent service from start to finish. I booked the National 3 Peasks challenge in 24 hours. i had regular communication from Rob and the team prioe to the event checking in on my progress, which really spurred me on as well as a helpful fitness plan i has to folow. For the challenge itself Rob and Tim really helped put the group at ease, and was very encouraging. Such a credit to business. i would not hesitate at all in recommending bookitlist to friends and family and will define use again in the future. Thank you for pushing me to finish the challenge!
Just come back from completing the 24 hour natinal 3 Peaks Challenge with Bookitlist. 25-27th June 2021. From start to finish the group I was in was well looked after. From pick up to drop off the team were well organised & made the experience/challenge as enoyable & relaxing as possible. an unforgettable experience & will definitely be looking out for what other trips they have to offer.
Imeasurable panoramic beauty after a victorious hike that you will remember for a lifetime!
Expert military guide who will help motivate and guide you up all 3 peaks!
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