Walking Routes

This set of walks and itineraries presents some of the best walking in Hadrian’s Wall Country. You can concentrate on the Wall itself or sample some of the hidden gems just waiting to be discovered – the choice is yours. Make a day of it by visiting some of the many historic sites and attractions along the walks and dwell awhile for refreshment at the cafés, pubs and restaurants that you will come across. Just pick the walks that suit you and enjoy yourself!


Walking in Hadrian's Wall Country

Walking the Wall on Tyneside

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From Port Carlisle follow the National Trail along the edge of the marsh into Bowness-on-Solway. Visit the Trail’s start/finish point, signed the Banks Promenade.

3 1/2 miles
2 hours

From the Maritime Museum, cross the road and head down King Street. Turn right at the junction.

3 miles
11/2 hours plus browsing
Easy (the path is surfaced & some hill walking)

From the railway station walk ahead to Tesco petrol station, north of Whitehaven Harbour. Take immediate left and within a few yards left again along the Wagon Way (cycleway signed).

3 miles
2 hours
Easy (the path is surfaced & some hill walking)

Take the ‘La’al Ratty‘ from Ravenglass Station to The Green Station, Eskdale Green.

6 miles
4 hours

Explore Hadrian's Coastal Frontier on a fantastic long distance walk from St Bees to Bowness on Solway.

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30 for 30

To celebrate 30 years of World Hertiage Status, we've put together a list of 30 things to see and do around Hadrian's Wall.

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