The Hadrian’s Wall National Trail is 84 miles (135 km) long. This excellent walking and hiking route crosses England from coast to coast, starting at Wallsend near Newcastle in the east, through to Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast.
The Hadrian’s Wall National Trail follows the line of Hadrian’s Wall which was constructed by Roman emperor Hadrianus between AD120 and AD128 to protect the northern extreme of the Roman Empire.
The route follows through some dramatic scenery from the rolling border countryside of Northumberland, continuing on to the historic city of Carlisle and finally to the flat plains of the Solway Coast. Throughout the route there are plenty of archaeology points of interest including various forts and milecastles.
There is a single map available covering the whole of the Hadrian’s Wall National Trail called Hadrian’s Wall XT40 map that is produced by Harvey Maps. Buy maps for the Hadrian’s Wall National Trail from our shop.
The official walking guidebook for the Hadrian’s Wall National Trail is published by Aurum Press and is called Hadrian’s Wall Path by Anthony Burton. Buy guidebooks for the Hadrian’s Wall National Trail from our shop.