Stretching 73 miles (80 Roman miles) across the country from Wallsend in the north east to Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast, Hadrian’s Wall was built by the Roman army under the orders of Emperor Hadrian in AD122. Taking over 6 years to build, the wall boasted 80 milecastles, 17 larger forts and a defensive earthwork, the Vallum, to the south.
Hadrian’s Wall became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, joining a list of places that are so special they are deemed important to the whole of humanity. Hadrian's Wall leaves a lasting impression on any who visit, including writer George RR Martin who used it as inspiration for his own Wall in the bestselling books and hit TV series, Game of Thrones.
The Hadrian's Wall path is an 84-mile long distance National Trail that follows the length of the wall. If you would like to stay at Herding Hill Farm whilst completing the wall, please give us a call.
Did you know all our
glamping Wigwam cabins are named after famous landmarks on Hadrian’s Wall,
creating the ultimate Hadrian’s Wall glamping experience! Our
running water Wigwam cabins are named after ten of
the well-known landmarks - Cawfields, Steel Rigg,
Sycamore Gap, Birdoswald, Arbeia, Segedunum, Brocolitia,
Broomlee Lough, Cuddy’s Crag and
Our big chief Wigwam
cabins which accommodate up to 5 people are
named after three other
Hadrian’s Wall landmarks
– Vindolanda, Housesteads
and Chesters. All of which are must visits when you stay at Herding
Wee Brave Wigwam cabins are
named after Milecastle, Carvoran,
Crag Lough and Wallsend. These Wigwam Cabins can
sleep two adults in separate beds or can be made into one large platform bed
where 2 adults and 2 small children can sleep together. If
you’re interested in finding out more about the story behind our Wigwam cabins,
As a Hadrian’s
Wall campsite, we pride ourselves on being in such an advantageous position to
enjoy all that this famous location has to offer – including exploring the
famous landmarks listed above as well as an abundance of walks
and attractions. You will never run out of things to do on your visit to
Herding Hill Farm.