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Hadrian's Wall Walking Trail

Listed under Walking in North East England, United Kingdom.

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This trail was opened in 2003 as a World Heritage Site and it follows the wall quite closely. Walkers pass through Medieval Hexham, which was once a big local market town, the ancient Roman forts of Vindolanda, Segedunum and Birdoswald. Hadrian’s Wall is a relatively easy five or six day walk with a couple of hills thrown in for the view. It’s a civilised trip with places to stay and pubs a plenty along the route, which is one of the nicest parts about walking in Britain. Obviously the weather is the most problematic part, but if you’re not camping it’s not bad walking in the drizzle because you can always sit by the fire later and it’s more like being a Roman Centurion. This is an easy walk to do, and I’ve done it several times for the history of it. It’s a good one if you’re thinking of doing your first long walking trip, or if you’re taking children because there is a lot to look at along the way.

Written by  Russ Claridge.

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“'The hip hopper guide to Hadrian's Wall'”

By Juliet Rix for The Independent First published August 12, 2007 The luscious green hills of Northumberland roll past the window as we sit clutching our Roaming Roman's Quiz on bus AD122 – named for the year in which Emperor Hadrian ordered the buildi… Read more...

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