New for 2021

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 £995pp £975pp

Cross the breadth of England walking coast to coast along Hadrian’s Wall national trail, following the northern most frontier of the Roman Empire. Dramatic landscapes, turrets and towers, as you step back through the centuries and follow in the footsteps of Roman soldiers. Enjoy being guided all the way, from the saltmarshes of Bowness on Solway in the west, to the Roman fort of Segedunum, in the east. Relax knowing all your accommodation and meals are taken care of, you just need to put on your boots and enjoy the journey.

Holiday Highlights

  • Walk coast to coast following Hadrian’s Wall National Trail
  • Cross the breadth of the north of England in 7 days
  • One of the “easier” but most popular of Britain’s national trails
  • All meals included. Comfortable en-suite accommodation
  • Guided all the way
  • Accommodation on the trail where possible including quayside accommodation in Newcastle at the end of your trail

What’s included

  • Full Board en-suite accommodation
  • Experienced HF Holidays Walking Leader
  • All transport to and from the walks

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

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Meet your leader prior to your evening meal, to find out the plan of action

Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland

Cumbria Park Hotel, Carlisle – Hadrian’s Wall Complete Trail

Situated near the historic centre, the Cumbria Park is almost bang on Hadrian’s Wall trail, letting us walk to/from our door. The hotel itself is built upon the largest Roman fort along Hadrian’s Wall.


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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Cumbria Park Hotel, Carlisle – Hadrian’s Wall Complete Trail

Situated near the historic centre, the Cumbria Park is almost bang on Hadrian’s Wall trail, letting us walk to/from our door. The hotel itself is built upon the largest Roman fort along Hadrian’s Wall.


We walk from our hotel and 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 at the end of our walk.

13½ miles (21½km) with 700 feet (220m) of ascent

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

The “twicey” welcomes walkers with its own drying room, star gazing observatory, and its own brewery – the perfect combination? Add home cooked food, comfortable rooms and the fact it’s right on the trail, and you’ll understand why we stay here.

The twin and single rooms are spacious. The doubles are pretty compact, but we think the location and facilities here make it worth it.


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.

15½ miles (25km) with 1,850 feet (570m) of ascent

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

The “twicey” welcomes walkers with its own drying room, star gazing observatory, and its own brewery – the perfect combination? Add home cooked food, comfortable rooms and the fact it’s right on the trail, and you’ll understand why we stay here.

The twin and single rooms are spacious. The doubles are pretty compact, but we think the location and facilities here make it worth it.


Probably the most photographed section of the route today and definitely the most dramatic. Superb views of Steel Rigg and Crag Lough start our day, with the Wall snaking in the distance. Spot the famous “Robin Hood’s” tree at Sycamore Gap 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

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

A fantastic setting, right in the centre of the market town of Hexham, the Beaumont is a Victorian townhouse hotel, stylishly decorated, which celebrates local produce throughout its very tasty menu. If you’ve the energy after dinner, step out of the hotel and right across the road is Hexham Abbey and Victorian Sele park and gardens.


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

A fantastic setting, right in the centre of the market town of Hexham, the Beaumont is a Victorian townhouse hotel, stylishly decorated, which celebrates local produce throughout its very tasty menu. If you’ve the energy after dinner, step out of the hotel and right across the road is Hexham Abbey and Victorian Sele park and gardens.


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

In the heart of the city, right on the Quayside, this modern, well equipped hotel is right on the trail. In fact we walk right past its door. All of the rooms have a river view, looking out over the River Tyne.


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


Cumbria Park Hotel, Carlisle – Hadrian’s Wall Complete Trail

Situated near the historic centre, the Cumbria Park is almost bang on Hadrian’s Wall trail, letting us walk to/from our door. The hotel itself is built upon the largest Roman fort along Hadrian’s Wall.

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

The “twicey” welcomes walkers with its own drying room, star gazing observatory, and its own brewery – the perfect combination? Add home cooked food, comfortable rooms and the fact it’s right on the trail, and you’ll understand why we stay here. The twin and single rooms are spacious. The doubles are pretty compact, but we think the location and facilities here make it worth it.

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

A fantastic setting, right in the centre of the market town of Hexham, the Beaumont is a Victorian townhouse hotel, stylishly decorated, which celebrates local produce throughout its very tasty menu. If you’ve the energy after dinner, step out of the hotel and right across the road is Hexham Abbey and Victorian Sele park and gardens.

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

In the heart of the city, right on the Quayside, this modern, well equipped hotel is right on the trail. In fact we walk right past its door. All of the rooms have a river view, looking out over the River Tyne.

What to Bring

Essential Equipment

To enjoy walking/hiking comfortably and safely, footwear, clothing and equipment needs to be suitable for the conditions. Safety and comfort are our priorities, so our advice is to come prepared for all eventualities.

  • Footwear with a good grip on the sole (e.g.Vibram sole) is the key to avoiding accidents
  • Waterproof walking/hiking boots providing ankle support and good grip are recommended (ideally worn in), and specialist walking socks to avoid blisters.
  • Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed, are better than a single layer (include spares)
  • Fabrics (lightweight and fast drying) designed for the outdoors are recommended
  • Waterproof jacket and waterproof over trousers
  • Warm hat and gloves. Gaiters are an optional but useful extra
  • Denim jeans and capes are not suitable on any walks
  • Rucksack with a waterproof liner
  • Thermos flask for hit drink
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litres)
  • Spare high-energy food such as a chocolate bar
  • Small torch
  • First aid kit – your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication or blister kits (such as Compeed)

Optional Equipment

  • Walking poles are useful, particularly for descents
  • Insect repellent and a midge hood is highly recommended for Scotland
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Camera

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £20 per person.

Holiday Prices

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2021
02 Jul - 09 Jul
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06 Aug - 13 Aug
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17 Sep - 24 Sep
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Important Information

Single room supplement: £245 (complete holiday)

Duration:
7 nights
Type:
Guided Trails
Walking Grade:
4

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