5 nights Gentle Walk Hadrians Wall Path England
Double / Single
£475 / £740
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Providing no further outbreaks of Coronavirus, I will be offering this tour to book from April 2022.
Description of Twin/Double
- Most accommodation in Britain is charged on a Per Person basis (rather than per room basis). The price you see here for this tour is the Price per Person.
- If you request a Twin Room there are two single beds (usually 3 feet wide) in the room.
- If you request a Double Room there is one bed in which two people usually sleep (usually 4 feet 6inches wide).
- Both the Double and the the Twin room are sometimes available for Single Occupancy (one person in the room), usually with a supplement to compensate the provider who would normally have received payment from two people.
- If the accommodation offers Single rooms (one bed of 3 feet wide), this will normally be priced higher than half of a double or twin room. Unless space is limited in the village or accommodation we usually avoid these as the rooms tend to be older and less space to move about.
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A five centre inn to inn, self-guided walking tour along Hadrians Wall from Carlisle in Cumbria to Corbridge, Northumberland in England. 5 nights bed and breakfast in en-suite accommodation, 4 days walking, transfer of luggage, walking notes and maps.
In AD122 the Roman Emperor Hadrian ordered the construction of a wall across Britain to define the furthest edge of his dominions. Despite the depredations of centuries parts of it still stand, bestriding a spacious countryside of wide-open skies haunted only by the mournful cry of the curlew. These tours follow the theme of the Wall, now designated a World Heritage Site. This particular tour allows you to see much of this historic area with a selection of short walks. It will give you an introduction to the delightful towns of Carlisle, Hexham and Corbridge; as well as the countryside alongside Hadrians Wall. This area is rich in monuments and museums and the walks include a stroll around the atmospheric Talkin Tarn and the imposing Hexham Abbey. You will be using public transport to help shorten the walks on this tour (these local fares are not included in the tour price).
You stop in country hotels, farmhouses, guesthouses and inns along the way, where accommodation is available in twin, double or single rooms, all with private facilities. Bed and breakfast and luggage transfer between the overnight stays is inclusive.
START: Carlisle is on the western border between England and Scotland.
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FINISH: Corbridge is 21 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne in Tyne and Wear.
DAY ONE: Arrival at Carlisle. You may arrive anytime after 3pm. Overnight at Carlisle, Cumbria, England.
DAY TWO: Circular walking around Carlisle. 4 miles (6km) and 50 feet of ascent. The castle has witnessed centuries of strife. Long before William Rufus founded his castle in 1092, the Romans kept a garrison here, and the imposing stone keep has guarded Carlisle and the Anglo-Scottish border for over 900 years. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here in 1568, but her gaolers permitted her to stroll with her women outside the walls along a path still called "The Ladys Walk". The majestic Cathedral was founded in 1122 and battered by centuries of border warfare. Items of interest include the East Window with its tracery containing some very fine 14th Century stained glass and the Brougham Triptych, a magnificent 16th Century carved Flemish altarpiece in St Wilfrid's Chapel. There is an interesting 14th Century barrel vaulted painted ceiling in the Choir and in the north and south aisles medieval paintings depict the Life of St Cuthbert and St Anthony and the figures of the 12 Apostles. Carlisle also has many interesting museums and shops, to fill-in any remaining time! Overnight at Carlisle, Cumbria, England.
DAY THREE: Walking from Carlisle to Brampton. 5 miles (8km) and 300 feet of ascent. You start the day by taking the local train to Brampton station, from where you follow a Dandy Track into the village of Brampton. This is a delightful town first granted a market charter in 1252. The Moot Hall dominates the square and the Cumbrian Stone buildings all around. After a good rummage around in the local shops its time to walk to the Capon Tree Memorial and to Talkin Tarn and return to Brampton. Overnight at Brampton, Cumbria, England.
DAY FOUR: Walking from Brampton to Haltwhistle. 6 miles (10km) and 750 feet of ascent. You start by walking to Brampton station and take the local train to Haltwhistle. Now you walk through the town and follow the Burn upstream and eventually reach the ridge on which Hadrians Wall stands. There are many forts and milecastles and excellent views of the surrounding countryside. You walk alongside the wall to eventually drop back down towards Haltwhistle Burn and the farmhouse that you will use for tonight. Overnight at Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England.
DAY FIVE: Walking from Haltwhistle to Corbridge. 7 miles (11km) and 300 feet of ascent. Today you catch the local train from Haltwhistle to Bardon Mill and then walk up Chainley Burn to Vindolanda Roman Fort. This is a well-preserved site and has a very good museum about the Roman occupation. After visiting, its back again to Bardon Mill station, where you catch the local train to Hexham to visit its Abbey and old town. Then back on the little local train to Corbridge to your last guesthouse. This was once a Roman town and has a fine church and market place. Overnight at Corbridge, Northumberland, England.
DAY SIX: Departure. The tour finishes from Corbridge after breakfast.
RAIL TRAVEL from LONDON to CARLISLE (NOT included in tour price): Carlisle is the nearest rail station, which is served by trains every two hours from London (Euston). Presently the 12:25pm arrives Carlisle 16:26pm. If arriving from the North Shields Ferry Port. Service bus 327 (operated by OK Travel) meets the ferry and will transfer you to Newcastle Central Station, from where you can catch a train to Carlisle. You will require a taxi for the short distance to the guesthouse.
RAIL TRAVEL from CORBRIDGE to LONDON (NOT included in tour price): Corbridge is the nearest rail station. You may require a taxi for the 1 mile journey to the station. Presently the 09:57am train from Corbridge arrives London (Kings Cross) at 14:02pm (change Newcastle). The 09:25am arrives London (Euston) 14:49pm (change Hexham and Carlisle).
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GRADE E: Between 6 - 9 miles (10 - 14kms) a day (the occasional day may be shorter or longer than these depending on location of suitable accommodation). Light Waterproof walking boots are desirable. A strong waterproof Jacket and overtrousers are recommended to protect you from rain and cold winds. No more than 1000 feet ascent and/or descent a day. Footpaths through farmland. You will start walking about 9:30am and finish at approx. 4pm.
These grades are for guidance only. For any grade, depending on weather conditions, it may at times be damp underfoot, so waterproof boots are preferable.