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Hadrian's Wall is also known as the Roman Wall. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best preserved Roman sites in the world. This trail is broken into six different trail segments which you can view on AllTrails. The segments are as follows: 1. Segedunum Fort to Heddon on The Wall 2. Heddon on The Wall to Chollerford 3. Chollerford to Steel Rigg 4. Steel Rigg to Lanercost 5. Lanercost to Carlisle 6. Carisle to Bowness You will be able to find accommodations at the end of each segment. It is recommended that you book accommodations in advance. For a gentler version of this trail, some people choose to hike it in eleven different segments.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 26, 2020
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Segedum to Newburn Tyne River side nature reserve. A really nice walk along the Tyne route is mainly tarmac paths but surprisingly nice.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 21, 2020
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The best part of the trail so far. Lots of tough up and down climbs but very picturesque

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 13, 2020
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Quite hard going lots of ups and downs in this section.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 10, 2020
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Steady and flat for most of it, lots of road walking.

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kathleen galloway reviewed Hadrian's Wall: Lanercost to Carlisle
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BackpackingGreat!Muddy
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Pretty flat walk to finish the trail across rippling countryside, with great stunning views across the Solway Firth estuary at the end, with glimpses of the Lakes in the distance and peaks of the northern Pennines behind you. A fair bit of road walking, but the Kings Arms Inn in Bowness-on-Solway offers a well deserved drink. A few gates and styles to climb.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 24, 2020
BackpackingGreat!

Not much of the infamous wall to see and a fair bit of road walking, but the views of the northern Pennines and the Lakes which accompany you all the way to Carlisle, as well as the river Irthing, are beautiful. If it’s been raining then make sure you’ve got your waterproof footwear ! Be sure to keep a keen eye out for the acorn way markers - on the way to Crosby-on-Eden there’s a turning to the right that could be easily missed.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 23, 2020
BackpackingGreat!

Another one of the best sections of Hadrian’s Wall. The landscape starts to change from the highest point of the wall along Winshields Crags (345m) and windswept moorland to the rolling countryside of Cumbria around Thirlwall Castle towards Gilsland. The Samson Inn in Gilsland does great food with gluten free options! Views of the Pennines keep you company along the latter part of the walk, as well as quirky streams, bridges and bogland- take your wellies if it’s raining !

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 21, 2020
BackpackingGreat!

By far one of the best sections of Hadrian’s Wall NTP. Plenty of Roman forts, milestones and turrets to see, Sycamore Gap, and extensive views of the wall running along the natural escarpements. I got hit by 40mph gusts of wind and rain but this didn’t taint the trail at all, well worth doing as long as visibility is OK. A few ascents and descents which can be a bit slippery when wet !

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 20, 2020
BackpackingGreat!Muddy
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An easy to navigate trail, closely following the B6318. Fortunately there wasn’t much traffic and the path skirts around some pretty beautiful countryside. I diverted off to Corbridge to see the Roman Town (well worth a visit if you can) and then rejoined the path, splitting it into two separate walks. Some parts can get a bit muddy so wear a decent pair of shoes if it’s been raining ! In Chollerford, just before crossing the bridge, you can take a path to the left to see an old Roman bridge abutment on the riverside, again, well worth the extra 20 minutes.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarAugust 18, 2020
BackpackingGreat!
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Really simple, pretty flat trail to follow, navigating using the acorn trail way markers. Takes you from Segedunum (Wallsend Metro) along Newcastle Quayside, and out in the countryside to Heddon-on-the-Wall. Great views of NC city’s bridges, with an awesome section of the infamous wall offset from the main path at the end in HOTW. Not sure it’s 24km or why it’s rated as hard. I’d guesstimate more like 20km, but still took 6hours with a heavy backpack, and would rate it as easy.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 24, 2019
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Wonderful sections of wall on this stretch of the Wall. Some steep bits. Some steps.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 22, 2019
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Beautiful hike. We walked from Carlisle with the wind behind us.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 21, 2019
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I would recommend this walk for anyone with a dog and wanting an up hill hike.. it had a bit of everything, mainly open walking but also through wooded areas, great views and the wall etc. It gets busier around the sycamore tree and look out for the twin brewed inn for a nice cold beer/soft drink at the end. I’d definitely recommend this route! Only one bit of advice... bring a hat or head band as even on a nice day the wind can really pick up.

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rachel snedker reviewed Hadrian's Wall: Carlisle to Bowness
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