GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Hadrian's Wall Path

84 miles (135 km)

Starting in Wallsend near the east coast of England, head across the country to Bowness-on-Solway along this wonderful trail that follows the famous Roman wall.

Hadrian's Wall Path OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Millennium Bridge, Newcastle

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Tyne Riverside Country Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne

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River North Tyne at Chollerford

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Vercovicium or Housesteads Roman Fort

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Walkers enjoying the spectacular scenery in the Northumberland National Park

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Near the village of Once Brewed, Northumberland National Park

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Birdoswald Roman Fort

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River Eden at Carlisle

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Map

Route Highlights

Roman Fort of Segedunum

At the start of the trail at Wallsend you will find Segedunum -built in 122AD and now reconstructed with a fort, baths and a museum.

Millennium Bridge, Newcastle

The trail begins with a long and pleasant section along the River Tyne, passing through Newcastle and Gatesead with its series of striking bridges

Tyne Riverside Country Park

200 acres of meadows, chalk grassland, woodland and river bank can be explored on foot or bicycle

Chollerford

You will cross the River North Tyne on Chollerford Bridge in this pretty village

Housesteads Roman Fort

Built in AD 124 and now known as Housesteads Roman Fort the site is a fascinating highlight of the trail. It is now run by the National Trust and is of significant archaeological interest.

Northumberland National Park

The views are spectacular as you pass through this national park

Lanercost Priory

Founded in 1169 as an Augustinian monastery Lanercost Priory is well worth a visit for the history and architecure

Crag Lough

At this point on the trail Hadrian's Wall is at the top of a line of crags with Crag Lough at the foot of the crags.

Birdoswald Roman Fort

One of the best preserved of the 16 forts along Hadrian's Wall. The fort is situated in a commanding position on a triangular spur of land bounded by cliffs to the south and east overlooking the River Irthing in Cumbria.

Whittle Dene Reservoir

Lovely setting with a huge variety of habitats including conifer and mixed plantations, neutral grassland and marshy grassland. The whole complex is designated as a Local Wildlife Site due to its importance for wildlife which includes Great crested grebe and tufted duck.

Carlisle and the River Eden

This lovely stretch of the trail takes you along the River Eden and past the town of Carlisle just to the south. Here you will find the impressive 11th century Carlisle Castle as well as a host of dining and accommodation options.

Bowness-on-Solway

The end of the trail at Bowness-on-Solway.This lovely village lies in the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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