Made in collaboration with Marketing Peak District and Derbyshire, National Trails, Julia Bradbury and The Outdoor Guide
What Are The National Trails?
The National Trails are long distance walks through some of the very best landscapes the UK has to offer. Along the way, you can expect your emotions to be lifted through exposure to varied wildlife and for your curiosity to be engaged through insights into the past. With 16 to choose from, there is something to suit everyone, regardless of age or ability.
Hadrian’s Wall Path
National Trails are dedicated to promoting the best of British walking, and it doesn’t get much better than the Hadrian’s Wall path. This challenging walking route spans the width of the northern British isles, following the path of one of our most famous ancient landmarks, the Hadrian’s Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Hadrian’s Wall West: Romans, Rambling and Relaxation in Historic Cumbria
The best surviving section of the wall lies in the wilds of Cumbria, not far from the vibrant city of Carlisle. This area has some of the most beautiful walks along the whole trail.
Starting in the cute town of Haltwhistle, in the geographical centre of the country, you’ll have a chance to explore some important Roman sites, and maybe even try an authentic Roman burger. This trip isn’t just about the Romans, it also showcases the best of Cumbria with beautiful tarn and woodland walks, the bright city lights of Carlisle and the beautiful coast beyond.
Hadrian’s Wall Path: Hadrian’s Wall East
To walk the eastern length of the wall, in the beautiful country of Northumberland, National Trails have you covered. This journey starts in Hexham, a charming market town with a dark, bloody history. For the history buffs among you there’s the beautiful Hexham Abbey to explore, it has Saxon and Roman features, and for those less interested in culture, there’s the cute cafes and pubs to enjoy.
This itinerary manages to include almost 2000 years of history, you’ll see ancient Roman ruins and explore castles and abbeys before finishing off the trip on one of the most spectacular sites of the Hadrian’s Wall Path – Sycamore Gap.