Hadrian's Wall Complete Guided Trail Holiday

Hadrian's Wall is a World Heritage Site in the beautiful Northumberland National Park. Popular with walkers along the Hadria…
Duration: 7 nights
Type: Guided trails
Walking Grade: 4
from £1,229pp

The legendary pile of stones that marked the frontier of the Roman Empire for nearly 300 years, Hadrian’s Wall is one of Britain’s most spectacular ancient ruins. Conquer all 84 miles of the official Hadrian’s Wall Path with a coast-to-coast walk across northern England. Discover dramatic landscapes and award-winning archaeological sites as you hike from the saltmarshes of Bowness on Solway in the west, to the Roman fort of Segedunum in the east. Best of all, you can relax knowing all your accommodation and meals are taken care of. All you need to do is enjoy the journey.

What you’ll love

  • Walking coast-to-coast along the Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail
  • Marveling at this UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Crossing the breadth of northern England in seven days
  • Following one of Britain’s most popular trails
  • Staying in carefully-selected partner hotels including the Twice Brewed Inn
  • Sharing the experience with a group of like-minded walkers

What’s included

  • Comfortable en-suite rooms in our partner accommodation(s) 
  • Cooked or continental breakfast every morning 
  • Daily packed lunches
  • Three-course evening meals, plus tea & coffee  
  • Guided walks with an experienced HF Holidays Leader 
  • All transport to and from walks where necessary 
  • Luggage transfers

Trip Notes

Easy to download as a PDF, our trip notes provide detailed information for every holiday. Please click below to find the trip notes for your departure date.

All our carefully-curated itineraries are designed by our experts. While we make every effort to adhere to the described itinerary, we may take alternative routes or adapt the running order for weather and/or operational reasons.

Meet your leader 1830 at the hotel reception, prior to your evening meal, to find out the plan of action.

Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland

The Crown, Wetheral – Hadrian’s Wall Complete Trail

Hop off the train at Wetheral and you can walk straight through the garden and into the newly refurbished Crown Hotel. You'll find comfortable rooms and great food, as well as a gym, swimming pool, and sauna, too. All rooms are en-suite and offer complimentary WiFi, TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and toiletries. This hotel is dog-friendly so you may meet four legged friends in some of the communal areas.


A short transfer takes us to the coast and the nature reserves of the Solway estuary. A gentle start to our journey as we wind our way through saltmarshes, farmland and villages to the city of Carlisle. Many of the houses and walls along today’s walk have been built with what was once Hadrian’s Wall.

15 miles (24km) with 420 feet (130m) of ascent

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The Crown, Wetheral – Hadrian’s Wall Complete Trail

Hop off the train at Wetheral and you can walk straight through the garden and into the newly refurbished Crown Hotel. You'll find comfortable rooms and great food, as well as a gym, swimming pool, and sauna, too. All rooms are en-suite and offer complimentary WiFi, TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and toiletries. This hotel is dog-friendly so you may meet four legged friends in some of the communal areas.


From Carlisle, we follow the river through peaceful parkland and villages to the beautiful setting of Lanercost Priory. As impressive as the priory is, the coffee shop is even more so - the perfect place to sit out and enjoy a cuppa and cake. From there it's a short walk to Banks where you'll see your first free-standing section of Hadrian's Wall

14½ miles (23½km) with 1,000 feet (300m) of ascent

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Twice Brewed Inn, Bardon Mill – Hadrian’s Wall Complete Trail

The Twice Brewed Inn is one of our favourite stays, not least for having a drying room, stargazing observatory, its own brewery, and a standout location right on the trail. The “twicey” welcomes walkers with home cooked food and comfortable rooms. While the twin and single rooms are spacious, the doubles are pretty compact; but we think the location and facilities here make it worth it. This hotel is dog-friendly so you may meet four legged friends in some of the communal areas.


Turrets, signal towers and forts today, well preserved sections of the wall, and the start of a wilder and more windswept landscape. We pass 2,000-year old Birdoswald Roman Fort, the Roman remains at Willowford, and the ruins of Thirlwall Castle before reaching one of the most impressive landscapes on the route.

Check out the views from Milecastle 41 just after Cawfields Crag! Our walk finishes today, in the pub, at Once Brewed.

13½ miles (22km) with 1,500 feet (460m) of ascent

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Twice Brewed Inn, Bardon Mill – Hadrian’s Wall Complete Trail

The Twice Brewed Inn is one of our favourite stays, not least for having a drying room, stargazing observatory, its own brewery, and a standout location right on the trail. The “twicey” welcomes walkers with home cooked food and comfortable rooms. While the twin and single rooms are spacious, the doubles are pretty compact; but we think the location and facilities here make it worth it. This hotel is dog-friendly so you may meet four legged friends in some of the communal areas.


Superb views of Steel Rigg and Crag Lough start our day, with the Wall snaking in the distance. See where the famous “Robin Hood’s” tree at Sycamore Gap once stood before we reach the impressive site of Housesteads Roman Fort. Fantastic views again, from Sewingshields Crag, before easier walking takes us past Brocolitia and on to Chester’s Fort and Chollerford, where we end our day.

12 miles (19.5km) with 900 feet (280m) of ascent

Stunning landscape image of Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland at sunset with fantastic late Spring light

The Beaumont Hotel, Hexham – Hadrian’s Wall Complete Trail

With a fantastic setting in the centre of the market town of Hexham, the Beaumont is a stylishly decorated Victorian townhouse which celebrates local produce on its tasty menu. While the hotel's comfortable rooms may make you want to stick around, the visit-worthy Hexham Abbey and Sele Park gardens are right across the road. This hotel is dog-friendly so you may meet four legged friends in some of the communal areas.


A gentle climb from the start gives us cracking views over to the Cheviots, and relatively easy walking through farmland all the way to Heddon on the Wall. Near the end of the walk, there’s a tasty ice cream farm – a well deserved dose of energy for the last few miles.

15½ miles (25km) with 1,260 feet (390m) of ascent

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The Beaumont Hotel, Hexham – Hadrian’s Wall Complete Trail

With a fantastic setting in the centre of the market town of Hexham, the Beaumont is a stylishly decorated Victorian townhouse which celebrates local produce on its tasty menu. While the hotel's comfortable rooms may make you want to stick around, the visit-worthy Hexham Abbey and Sele Park gardens are right across the road. This hotel is dog-friendly so you may meet four legged friends in some of the communal areas.


A total contrast to the rest of the trail, our final leg takes us on an exploration of the industrial heritage of the River Tyne, and into the heart of Newcastle through its smartly redeveloped Quayside with the “blinking eye” bridge and the Baltic museum. You can end your journey and celebrate with a drink at the Quayside, or continue on to the trail’s official end point – the Roman fort of Segedunum.

15 miles (24km) with 780 feet (240m) of ascent

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Copthorne Hotel, Quayside, Newcastle – Hadrian’s Wall Complete Trail

With an enviable location right on Newcastle's famous Quayside, this modern, well-equipped hotel rewards guests with comfortable rooms overlooking the River Tyne.


A fond farewell with a lifetime of memories. Well done, you've just completed the complete Hadrian's Wall trail. 


Itinerary map for Hadrian's Wall Complete Guided Trail

The Crown, Wetheral – Hadrian’s Wall Complete Trail

Hop off the train at Wetheral and you can walk straight through the garden and into the newly refurbished Crown Hotel. You'll find comfortable rooms and great food, as well as a gym, swimming pool, and sauna, too. All rooms are en-suite and offer complimentary WiFi, TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and toiletries. This hotel is dog-friendly so you may meet four legged friends in some of the communal areas.

Twice Brewed Inn, Bardon Mill – Hadrian’s Wall Complete Trail

The Twice Brewed Inn is one of our favourite stays, not least for having a drying room, stargazing observatory, its own brewery, and a standout location right on the trail. The “twicey” welcomes walkers with home cooked food and comfortable rooms. While the twin and single rooms are spacious, the doubles are pretty compact; but we think the location and facilities here make it worth it. This hotel is dog-friendly so you may meet four legged friends in some of the communal areas.

The Beaumont Hotel, Hexham – Hadrian’s Wall Complete Trail

With a fantastic setting in the centre of the market town of Hexham, the Beaumont is a stylishly decorated Victorian townhouse which celebrates local produce on its tasty menu. While the hotel's comfortable rooms may make you want to stick around, the visit-worthy Hexham Abbey and Sele Park gardens are right across the road. This hotel is dog-friendly so you may meet four legged friends in some of the communal areas.

Copthorne Hotel, Quayside, Newcastle – Hadrian’s Wall Complete Trail

With an enviable location right on Newcastle's famous Quayside, this modern, well-equipped hotel rewards guests with comfortable rooms overlooking the River Tyne.

Essential information

The UK has a famously unpredictable climate so it's best to be prepared for weather that’s sunny one minute and raining the next.  To make it easier, here’s a list of items you should consider packing.   

Essentials  

  • Suitable footwear such as waterproof walking boots that provide ankle support and good grip  
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket 
  • Comfortable clothing (jeans & waterproof capes are not suitable)  
  • Mid-layer(s) to keep you warm. Fleeces make a good choice
  • Waterproof overtrousers  
  • Gloves and a warm hat  
  • Rucksack with waterproof liner 
  • Spotting scope and/or binoculars 
  • Flask for hot drinks   
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre capacity)  
  • Sunscreen  
  • UV sunglasses  

Recommended  

  • Several base layers (long-sleeve or short-sleeve)  
  • Cushioned walking socks to avoid blisters  
  • First aid kit, including plasters and insect repellent 
  • Sit mat   
  • Waterproof pouch for valuables  
  • Rubbish bag (remember to always leave no trace)  
  • Wallet/purse  
  • Camera 
  • First-aid kit 

Guest reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Supplements may apply.

Non-member fee: £30 per person.


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