Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail the long-distance footpath spanning 84 miles of glorious walking through rugged moorland, rolling fields and dynamic urban landscape.
And if 84 miles sounds a little daunting, then never fear, it’s positively encouraged not to walk the whole lot. Circular walks and shorter trails have been devised to cater for all abilities and take in many of the great sites and sights along the way. There is even a baggage collection service. Make sure you order a copy of Walking in Hadrian’s Wall Country.
Hadrian’s Wall Country has its very own countryside code. Every Footstep Counts really does mean what it says. Almost everywhere you tread is archaeologically important; earthworks and masonry may be visible, but equally well may lie buried alongside the path. Obviously, don’t walk on the Wall itself – and please don’t walk in single file (like sheep!), but rather side-by-side. It all helps to preserve the site for the future.