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Explore Hadrian's Wall Path

Whilst staying at our 5 star UK campsite, you can easily explore Hadrian's Wall Path as we're located just 1 mile from the famous landmark itself. The Hadrian's Wall National Trail is an 84-mile pathway in the North of England, passing through the counties of Cumbria, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear, as well as the cities of Carlisle and Newcastle Upon Tyne.  It is generally considered one of the easiest UK National Trails and can also be shortened or walked in sections. It is probably one of the most famous dog walks Northumberland.

The National Trail runs from Bowness on Solway in Cumbria and finishes in the aptly named Wallsend at the fort of Segedunum.  It takes approximately a week to walk from one end of the Roman frontier to the other, along the Hadrian's Wall Path, depending on how long you spend visiting the Roman forts and wonderful landmarks along the way and admiring the beautiful scenery of the Northumberland National Park. It really is a spectacular long-distance walk in Northern England. 

Finding your way along the Hadrian's Wall National Trail is easy; you can rely both on the familiar acorn symbol which denotes one of England and Wales 15 National Trails, as well as marking arrows. Of course, there are a number of different walking routes on the Hadrian's Wall walk if you don't fancy walking the whole length. The Hadrian's Wall Country website has an abundance of useful information and resources. There are also a number of Facebook groups you can join for tips and your place to ask any questions you might have from both experienced walkers and beginners.

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Facebook Group - Hadrian's Wall Walk

Hadrian's Wall Length

Wondering what the length of Hadrian's Wall is? It's a question our wardens often get asked here at Herding Hill Farm along with how long it typically takes to walk it. Hadrian's Wall length is an 84-mile pathway across some of the most dramatic countryside in England.  It runs in an east-west direction, from Wallsend and Newcastle on the River Tyne in the east, right through to Bowness-on-Solway on Solway Firth. 

How long does it take to walk Hadrian's Wall?

If you are looking to walk the entire length of the Hadrian's Wall path, this would typically take between 6-8 days depending on your fitness levels. However, there are a range of different areas of Hadrian's Wall you can explore, with walks taking anywhere from a couple of hours to a few days! The AD122 Hadrian's Wall bus runs between Hexham and Haltwhistle and stops at the major sites along the wall. It also stops at the campsite entrance for Herding Hill Farm.

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The Acorn Symbol

The Hadrian's Wall Walk is clearly signed with an acorn symbol and/or the Trail name which you will see on gates and signposts. As you are walking along the Trail you will also see way markers pointing to other paths. You can use the public rights of way network to leave the Trail to explore places of interest and find places to eat and drink.

You will often find coloured arrow on signs which indicates the status of that section of path. The most common are yellow arrows which are footpaths and blue arrows which are bridleways.

In some sections you will be walking the line of Hadrian's Wall itself so hopefully the route should be self-explanatory.

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Walk the Highlights of the Wall Experience

If you only want to walk a self-guided section of the wall closest to Herding Hill Farm give us a call on 01434 320175 to discuss our 5-day Walk the Highlights of the Wall Experience. Find out more here.

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Hadrian's Wall 1900 Festival

Celebrate 1900 years since the building of the 73-mile long Hadrian's Wall with hundreds of events, talks, exhibitions and activities taking place in 2022, a year long festival across the famous Unesco World Heritage landmark. The Hadrian's Wall 1900 Festival launches on January 24th 2022 and runs until 23rd December 2022. Find out more here.  

The  Hadrian's Wall 1900 Festival will connect arts, heritage, history, culture, landscape, natural environment and the famous Northumberland dark skies in a packed year of activities. There are also plenty of family-friendly Hadrian's Wall events.

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The Best Time to Walk the Wall

The best time to walk Hadrian's Wall is between May and October when the ground is usually dry. During this time the bus services and Trail transport are operating. Avoid visiting during the School holidays if you want to experience less crowds.

The Hadrian's Wall Trail can be walked from East to West or West to East. The most popular route is from East to West which allows you to pass from city to rural countryside of Northumberland to the Solway coast. It also follows the actual construction of Hadrian's Wall itself. You follow the direction of the sun which can be spectacular as it is setting.

The Perfect Base to Explore Hadrian's Wall

Located just 1 mile from Hadrian's Wall and Cawfields Quarry, our camping and glamping site in Northumberland is the perfect base to explore Hadrian's Wall. You can enjoy wonderful views of the Northumberland countryside directly from your camping pitch, touring pitch, Wigwam cabin or lodge, with our site located in such an advantageous position to the famous landmark. Our Hadrians wall campsiite is dog friendly and there are plenty of local dog walks Northumberland. Our wardens are very knowledgeable when it comes to information on the area so please feel free to head to reception if you have any questions about exploring Hadrian's Wall Path or any of the local walks and Roman Forts. We'd love to see your snaps on the Hadrian's Wall Path so please tag us in your photos on social media. And don't forget to like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram! To learn more about the famous historical landmarks of Hadrian's Wall read our blog HERE.

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