Walking Hadrian’s Wall

Days 4 - 6: the central section is the walking highlight, with well-preserved stretches of wall and far-reaching views
Days 4 - 6: the central section is the walking highlight, with well-preserved stretches of wall and far-reaching views
Mithras, favorite god of soldiers, being born from the cosmic egg. Relief in the Great North Museum
Mithras, favorite god of soldiers, being born from the cosmic egg. Relief in the Great North Museum
In honour of the Emperor Hadrian - one of the many inscriptions erected by the wall-builders
In honour of the Emperor Hadrian - one of the many inscriptions erected by the wall-builders
The boar was the symbol of the XXth Legion - building stone in Chesters Museum
The boar was the symbol of the XXth Legion - building stone in Chesters Museum
Nearly halfway along the 80 mile wall - this is the 39th milecastle, Castle Nick, used as a milking parlor in later years
Nearly halfway along the 80 mile wall - this is the 39th milecastle, Castle Nick, used as a milking parlor in later years

The Hadrian’s Wall footpath crosses wild and beautiful terrain, its route covering the shortest distance coast to coast across the country, following Hadrian’s frontier. This is a real walking holiday (up to 13 miles per day) – a wonderful way to chart the entire length of the frontier, on foot – as the Romans would have done. Pass forts, mile castles and some fine museums, as we walk west to west. We start along the shore of the Solway Firth and end at the excavated fort and reconstructed bath-house at Segedunum. Crossing the remote Northumbrian and Cumbrian fells, one can easily imagine the Roman soldiers, far from Syria or Spain, as they patrolled the farthest flung corner of the Empire.

  • To the south, the lands of the Pax Romana, to the north, the subdued Iron Age tribes
  • Walking the wall in the company of a specialist in Roman archaeology

Themes

  • Romans

Practicalities

  • Small Group
  • Low Single Supplement

What's Included

  1. Expert Guide Lecturer
  2. Tour Manager
  3. Local Travel - Private a/c coach to the beginning and from end of each day’s walking with occasional optional drop-out points
  4. Entries & Tips - Entry to all sites in program; tips included
  5. Field Notes

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2018 Tour Details

Mon 25th June - Tue 3rd July

Available
Accepting £300 deposits

£ TBC

HAD18A

Led By: Mark Corney

Book before 16th June 2017 for a fully refundable £300 fixed deposit.

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