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    Posted by on Thursday, September 17, 2015

     

    Hadrian’s Wall Walk

    Thursday 26th May – Monday 30th May 2016


     

    October Update

    Thursday 26th May 2016 – travel to Newcastle / Overnight: Premier Inn

    Friday 27th May – start the walk.

    • Walk Wallsend to Chollerford (approx. 30miles)
    • Lunchstop at Dingle Deli/Tea Rooms, Heddon-on-the-Wall
    • Overnight: Greencarts Bunkhouse nr Chollerford for B&B (pub nearby for evening meal)

    Saturday 28th May – day 2 of walk

    • Walk Chollerford to Gilsland (approx. 22miles)
    • Lunchstop at Twice Brewed Inn, Bardon Mill
    • Overnight: The Greenhead Hostel, Greenhead, Brampton for B&B (hotel opposite for evening meal)

    Sunday 29th May – last walking day

    • Walk Gilsland to Bowness-on-Solway (approx. 33miles)
    • Lunchstop in Carlisle
    • Overnight: Lindlow Hall bunkhouse, Bowness (pub nearby for evening meal)

    Monday 30th May – head home.

    The cost will be

    • £220.00 for Project Active Tribe people / £270.00 for non Project Active people
    • This will include transport, accommodation and breakfast only-
    • Other minimal costs may occur

    Places will be limited, with initial interest being high. Please secure your place with a  non refundable deposit of £100.00 to be made by the end of  November 2015 with the remainder to be paid by February 2016.

    Please contact us for the best way to make payment


     

    Following on from the success of last year’s Yorkshire 3 peaks and the National 3 peaksIt was quite swiftly mentioned by Lisa C “What’s Next?” and then Hadrian’s Wall ws mentioned. For those who do not what it is……. 

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    The Hadrian’s Wall Path is an 84 mile (135 Km) long National Trail stretching coast to coast across northern England, from Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne in the east to Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast.

    It follows the line of Hadrian’s Wall, along the way passing through some of the most beautiful parts of England – from rolling fields and rugged moorland to the vibrant cities of Newcastle and Carlisle.

    The Hadrian’s Wall Path is the only coast-to-coast Trail to follow a World Heritage Site, itself a protected landscape. No other heritage access site in the UK, Europe and possibly beyond is attempting to provide public access to such an extensive array of archaeological remains.

    Highlights include the Roman Forts of Segedunum (Wallsend), Chesters, Housesteads, hadwall1Birdoswald, River Tyne bridges, Whin Sill escarpment; well preserved Roman masonry and earthworks and the Solway salt marshes with their amazing wildlife.

    Anyone who is reasonably fit should be able to walk the Hadrian’s Wall Path although it is not an easy walk. Some guidebook and magazine articles have described the Trail as “not a challenge walk” but it is more difficult than many people imagine it to be. The 23 mile (37 Km) section between Chollerford and Birdoswald is a switchback with lots of short climbs and descents; it is a bit like walking along the coast. The majority of the path has a natural grass surface; only the Tyneside section is tarmac.

    Navigation ishadwall2 not difficult. The route is very clearly marked with the acorn symbol as well as way marking arrows. Even poor visibility in the higher central section should not present too many problems, here the path is alongside either Hadrian’s Wall itself, a modern field wall or the humps and bumps in the ground of archaeological earthworks. It is always a good idea though, to track your progress on your guidebook or map. Hadrian’s Wall Country offers infinite opportunities for cherished memories and special moments. The sheer scale of the World Heritage Site combined with the four seasons, the living landscape and the people who live, work and visit here mean it is an ever changing canvas. It is where history is accessible to all, where adults and children learn and it is where the Romans are still part of everyday life 1,600 years after they left. Learn more about the wall here

    Proposed plan of attack

    At this stage we are just trying to determine numbers which then dictates costs, travel etc…

    For the first night and last night we are looking into Travel lodge accommodation and during the walk it will be bunk house, hostel rooms.

    The plan is is to complete the actual walk in three days where as most people do it in a leisurely 5 so will be on our feet for 12-14 hours per day.

    The final cost will approx £200.00 for Project Active Tribe people / £250.00 for non Project Active people, extra costs will be needed for food, drink and travel and other minimal costs may occur.

    Itinerary 

    • Thursday 26th May – Get up north.
    • Fri 27th, Sat 28th, Sun 29th  – Walk the Wall
    • Monday 30th – Return home

    As we say we are just looking at numbers at the moment to see who is keen so please contact us to resister your interest, this will be followed up with request for a non refundable deposit of £100.00 to be made by the end of October 2015.

    It is still early days at the moment but any thoughts or questions are welcome!

    Regards

    Ben