The Scouse Spouse and I planned a quick holiday walking Hadrian’s Wall Path in the North of England, but there were many things to consider: Do we want to go westwards or eastwards? Camping or B&B-ing it? What time of year? How busy is it? Do we really need boots or can we wear shoes? We had to read up on what to expect, so it was a different planning process than just slinging the usual stuff in the pack and heading for the Camino in Spain. Here’s how we went on:
Hadrian’s Wall Path – Day 0: Getting there and packing list
Hadrian’s Wall Path – Day 1: Bowness-on-Solway to Carlisle
Hadrian’s Wall Path – Day 2: Carlisle to Newtown
Hadrian’s Wall Path – Day 3: Newtown to Gilsland
Hadrian’s Wall Path – Day 4: Gilsland to Once Brewed
Hadrian’s Wall Path – Day 5: Once Brewed to Wall
Hadrian’s Wall Path – Day 6: Wall to Heddon-on-the-Wall
Hadrian’s Wall Path – Day 7: Heddon to Newcastle
Hadrian’s Wall Path – Day 8: Newcastle to Wallsend
Hadrian’s Wall Path – Conclusion
Below are a few links that might be of interest to you as it was for me. Click the name of the site to open in new window.
The National Trail website has a Hadrian’s Wall section with lots of info, downloadable leaflets and even a shop for sew-on badges and credencial-like passports to stamp along the way!
The Visit Hadrian’s Wall website also has lots of info, not just on the route.
There are also some good blogs about the walk – please let me know if you know one about someone walking the ‘wrong’ way!
I found one: Woman on Her Way writes about walking West to East.
The Walking Englishman writes about his walk the ‘right’ way.
Rucksack Rose has a very good and informative post (as usual) about it too.
For a pretty comprehensive insight into the walk, whether it’s West to East or East to West, try Per Lineam Valli which has blog posts for each mile of the walk!