Hadrian's Wall Path

Hadrian's Wall Path

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The essential guidebook to walking the 84-mile Hadrian's Wall Path. One of the UK's most visited National Trails, it runs the length of the Roman Wall from Bowness-on-Solway in Cumbria to Wallsend, Newcastle.

Begun in AD122 and stretching from the River Tyne to the Solway Firth, Hadrian's Wall was a massive feat of engineering and is the best preserved frontier from the classical Roman Empire. Today it is a World Heritage Site, with iconic scenery and fascinating archaeological remains like Birdoswald, Housesteads and Vindolanda, giving a glimpse into Roman life and power. The trail is presented here in 10 stages, with suggestions for five and eight-day itineraries. It is suitable for beginners, although a reasonable level of fitness is required if doing it as a multi-day trek. The route is described both west to east and east to west, and the guidebook also features extensions to Maryport on the far west coast of Cumbria and to South Shields on the east coast.

This full-colour guidebook contains a wealth of information on the history of the Wall, and a range of practical information for walkers, from accommodation and itinerary planning, to details on public transport and refreshments. Clear step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by 1:100,000 OS map extracts. A compact booklet showing the route on a 1:25,000 scale OS map is included for added convenience.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 116 x 172 x 14mm | 350g
  • Kendal, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 107 photographs 16 route maps 2 public transport maps
  • 1852845570
  • 9781852845575
  • 38,065

Table of contents

Map key
Overview map

Hadrian's Wall: inspired and inspiring
From national border to National Trail
Preserving the heritage
Taking care of the Trail
Tackling a coast-to-coast walk
Start and finish points
Choosing an itinerary
Day-walking the Trail
When to go
Be prepared
Using this guide

All about the Wall
Building the Wall
Divide and rule
Pilfering and preservation
The Wall today

Hadrian's Coast
Maryport to Bowness-on-Solway

Hadrian's Wall Path
Section 1 Bowness-on-Solway to Burgh-by-Sands
Section 2 Burgh-by-Sands to Carlisle
Section 3 Carlisle to Newtown
Section 4 Newtown to Birdoswald
Section 5 Birdoswald to Steel Rigg
Section 6 Steel Rigg to Brocolitia
Section 7 Brocolitia to Portgate
Section 8 Portgate to Heddon-on-the-Wall
Section 9 Heddon-on-the-Wall to Newcastle Quayside
Section 10 Newcastle Quayside to South Shields

Appendix A Route summary table
Appendix B Stamping stations
Appendix C Accommodation section-by-section
Appendix D Walking links to the Path from nearby railway stations
Appendix E Bus and taxi services
Appendix F Useful contacts
Appendix G Further reading
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About Mark Richards

In 1980 Mark Richards began his three-part guide to the Peak District for Cicerone Press, and in 1987, with Chris Wright, wrote a guide to walking around the former county of Westmorland. He now lives in Cumbria and, after 14 years' dedicated research, has completed his series of Lakeland Fellranger guides covering the entire region.
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