Hadrian's Wall Country
Walking Routes in Hadrian's Wall Country

Walking Routes in Hadrian's Wall Country

It's a great idea to drive and then explore Hadrian's Wall Country on foot, as there are many walking routes which you can use to guide you. The 84 mile long Hadrian's Wall Path is the best choice - it's a good idea to book several one or two-night stays and plan a walk which will take you right along this iconic and historic wall at your own pace. The route begins in Tyneside, then takes you through the farmland and grazing upland, following Hadrian's wall to descend into Cumbria, where you will find beautifully green and fertile lands, finally finishing at the salt marsh of the picturesque Solway Estuary. 84 miles may sound a bit daunting but there is no better way to see the whole of Hadrian's Wall than to walk its entire length and visit each Roman site along the way.

Another option is Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast Walk, which begins at St Bees Head and takes you through Cumbria and Yorkshire, to finish at Robin Hood's Bay. This truly is a great walk, but you will sadly miss most of Hadrian's Wall and the stunning countryside Northumberland has to offer. However, the fantastic views and sights on offer more than make up for this, especially if you have already seen what Hadrian's Wall has to offer.