Hadrian's Wall walking routes

Walk along the wall
Follow in the footsteps of Romans with our walking routes, and see the best parts of Hadrian’s Wall. Visit Sycamore Gap and picture-perfect countryside, enjoy the views from the top of Steel Rigg and Housesteads.

Step back in time

Strike out and follow in the footsteps of Romans in Hadrian’s Wall Country. Take a hike on a long distance trail or enjoy a circular stroll linking fascinating historic sites while taking in dramatic landscapes.

The Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail is the famous 84-mile long-distance footpath which follows the Wall as it snakes along ridges and crags. But don’t worry - if 84 miles sounds too long for you, then there are plenty of shorter routes available for people of all abilities so everyone can enjoy this picture-perfect countryside.
Walking to the top of Steel Rigg requires a little more effort, but the views from this dramatic crag are worth the climb. Pass the sycamore tree Kevin Costner climbed in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, while a hike to Housesteads passes forests and lakes.

There’s plenty of walker-friendly accommodation too. Many have boot and clothes drying facilities while several companies offer help with baggage transfers and run organised group walking trips.

Put your best foot forward on the inspirational Hadrian’s Wall walking routes. These will take you up close to the Wall and include lesser-known stretches of Britain’s top Roman monument.

Take a break

Tired feet? Give them a break and get onboard the Hadrian’s Wall bus, or snap up a Hadrian's Wall Country Line Day Ranger train ticket and board a train on the Hadrian’s Wall Country Line. Hop on and off all day anywhere between Carlisle and Newcastle and beyond Carlisle along the Cumbrian Coast line to Ravenglass.

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