There is no doubt that walking in Hadrian’s Wall Country is a real pleasure with the area boasting an incredible amount of historic sites, both Roman and non-Roman, as well as spectacular landscapes. Unfortunately, the vast majority of visitors to Hadrian’s Wall choose to walk solely along the line of the wall, missing out the superb circular walks to the north and south of the Roman Wall.
Below you will find details of 7 circular walking routes along and close to the line of Hadrian’s Wall. All of the walks take you through some of the finest landscapes of northern England as well as giving you the chance to discover a less well known view of this incredible feat of Roman engineering. Details of refreshment stops are also included.
Below you will find details of how you can walk Hadrian’s Wall whilst helping to preserve the unique archaeology beneath your feet.
In order to minimise the risk of damage and erosion the National Trail project uses its very popular walkers’ passport scheme to influence its long-distance users towards walking the Trail during the drier months of the year. Walkers can collect their passport stamps from many the major sites of Hadrian’s Wall between the 1st May and the 31st October. You can collect your passport from the local Tourist Information Centres.
The Every Footstep Counts initiative was devised by the Trail in partnership with all of the projects and organisations associated with the World Heritage Site. It suggests tips on how visitors can help us to look after the Wall for them and future generations: