The Hadrian’s Wall Trek is 25 miles along. One wall, one epic adventure in just one weekend and raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Research!
Your trek takes us from Lanercost Priory to Brocolitia in an easterly direction, encompassing some breathtaking views and fascinating ruins. The most remarkable Roman monument in the country, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hadrian’s Wall cuts through Northumberland National Park and attracts trekkers from far and wide. The challenging walks, filled with a stunning backdrop and fascinating history make this an amazing weekend challenge.
Meet at our campsite near Haltwhistle early evening for a group meal and event briefing. Pick ups from Haltwhistle Train Station can also be provided. After getting acquainted over a few glasses of wine, get your heads down for the night and prepare for our challenge tomorrow!
Lanercost Priory to Camp – After breakfast take the short transfer to Lanercost Priory where the trek begins! Walking eastwards, you follow a minor road passing through various villages, and then you encounter our first large ruin, Birdoswald Roman Fort, which situated above the charming town of Gilsland.
Following our lunch, our trek today is quite demanding as you are gradually ascending as the day progresses. The breathtaking views across Northumberland National Park are well worth putting in the effort though. You continue striding along some of the most beautiful and visible sections of the wall and finally trek straight into the campsite for a well deserved dinner and overnight. Distance trekked – approx. 15 miles
Camp to Brocolitia – Following breakfast you walk straight from the tents back to the Wall where you continue trekking eastwards. It’s not long before you’re trekking on the Northumberland highlands, which overlook spectacular cliff tops and stunning countryside. You pass several lakes and crags, which add some adventure to the challenge!
Following lunch near Housestead Roman Fort, you’ll push on. The trail today, just like yesterday, doesn’t get any easier, undulating all the way until you reach Brocolitia – a 3rd century mithraeum outside the Carrowburgh fort, which was the largest of such buildings to occupy the site. The ‘finish’ banners will be held high to celebrate your accomplishment and there will be time for celebratory photos before transferring back to the campsite for farewells and goodbyes following a very rewarding weekend challenge! Distance trekked – approx. 10 miles
Option A; Registration Fee £75 + Min Sponsorship £520 (2020) / £540 (2021)
Option B; Registration Fee £75 + Self Funding £260 (2020) / £270 (2021) + raise as much sponsorship as you can
18-20 September 2020
25-27 June 2021
17-19 September 2021