Whether you're planning to walk the complete route or to visit selected highlights, it's important to be prepared for your trip.
How to get there
If you plan on starting your walk at the eastern end of the wall, Newcastle upon Tyne is the nearest major city to Wallsend, with an international airport, a mainline train station, bus routes, and car rentals. If you're starting from the west coast, the nearest major city is Carlisle, which is served by train connections from many cities in the United Kingdom
Where to stay when walking Hadrian’s Wall
Along its 84 miles, the Hadrian's Wall Path heads through numerous towns and villages, giving you ample options for places to stay. Choosing hotels or inns also depends on how far you plan on walking each day.
If your plan is to take day trips around the Northumberland section of the wall, the surrounding area offers a wide variety of accommodations. Options range from cozy, contemporary lodgings in properties including Hexham's County Hotel
, to upscale rooms and suites in elegant establishments such as Walwick Hall
set on a Georgian estate in Low Brunton.
What to bring
Of all the gear you need to bring for long distance hiking, a good pair of walking boots is arguably the most important. Having a comfortable, sturdy and worn-in pair of hiking shoes makes all the difference at the end of a long day walking and hill climbing.
In addition to good hiking boots, a backpack, layered clothing, water, snacks, sunscreen, a hat, and waterproof gear in case of bad weather are also recommended.
Discover Hadrian's Wall
With so many miles to explore, joining our Walk Northumberland small group tour
is a great way to ensure you visit well-preserved highlights of Hadrian's Wall such as the Sycamore Gap, while also having all your lodgings and transportation requirements taken care of.