There are a number of businesses that can help you walk the Wall, offering everything from self-guided walking holidays to guided tours, and even training in how to become a better walker. Hadrian’s Wall Ltd. Safari Tours, for example, offers an expansive range of services, including self-guided and part-guided holidays, plus baggage transfers and expert walking advice. The company can arrange everything from glamping trips to backpacker adventures, and has its own ‘edutainer’ who promises to bring history, heritage and geography to life.
If you’re looking for a someone who can provide a personalised guide service, Laura Rhodes is a Blue Badge Tourist Guide who might fit the bill. Catering for both groups and individuals, Laura is a member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding and the Guild of Registered Tourist Guides and has extensive local knowledge. Hadrian’s Wall is one of her specialist areas.
Shepherds Walks is another business run by people who all call this area home. They cover all bases, from £1 self-led walks and guided tours to full holidays, as well as running a programme of courses and events.
If you’re on the search for something a little unusual, Wild Dog Outdoors is a company that will deliver. Their specialism is sharing the primitive living skills of prehistoric Britain but they also have a service entitled ‘Roam with Romans’, which sees enthusiastic guides dressed in Roman clothing conducting walking tours along the frontier. These companies represent just a small selection of the many services offered specifically to walkers setting out to conquer the frontier.