The Best of Hadrian’s Wall: Newtown to Chollerford Lesbian Break Grade: Moderate to Challenging

£685.00

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Duration:
4 nights
Event Category:
Walking Holiday
Group size:
Minimum 3 Maximum 7
Holiday Dates
27 - 31 July, Wed - Sun 4 nights
Location
Haltwhistle, Northumberland
Walk Grade
Moderate to Challenging
Deposit Required
10% deposit within 7 days of booking / balance 10 weeks in advance

This guided walking holiday offers the best of Hadrian’s Wall as a linear walk from west to east. It begins where the wall becomes increasingly more visible and takes in the best preserved highlights of the wall along the way. We walk the main section of the wall that contains such gems as the forts at Birdoswald, Housesteads and Chesters. We also walk past Sycamore Gap where Robin Hood’s tree stands proud in a dip in the landscape. It is thought to be one of the most photographed trees in the UK.

We will be based in Haltwhistle throughout our journey, staying at the very comfortable Centre of Britain Hotel, known for its friendly hospitality and amazing food. It is a truly wonderful place to return to each evening after our walk.

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Itinerary (subject to change)

Day 1 Arrive at the hotel from 2pm and join your guide for an orientation briefing at 6.30pm followed by dinner

Day 2 Newtown to Birdoswald – 8.5 miles / 260m ascent/ 5 hours
Travel to Newtown where we start our journey eastwards. The path cuts through beautiful rolling countryside on its way to Birdoswald Fort. There are earth-covered remains of the wall en route plus the more substantial footrpints of various turret houses and a signal post evocative of times gone by. Birdoswalk Fort itself is Cumbria’s principal Roman Wall exhibition fort giving a remarkable sense of life along the Roman frontier. It certainly makes a fitting end to our first day’s walking.

Day 3 Birdoswald to Steel Rigg – 10 miles / 615m ascent/ 6 hours
From Birdoswald we enter perhaps the most stunning section of the wall with notable stretches of visible standing wall and the jagged hills formed by the hard volcanic rock known as Whin Sill. If you have seen photogrphss of Hadrian’s Wall then this is most likley the section featured. Today’s walk ends at The Sill, National Landscape Discovery Centre where we will take time to learn about the landscape.

Day 4 Steel Rigg to Chollerford – 12 miles / 510m ascent / 7 hours
Today’s walk starts with perhaps the most popular section of the wall leading to Housesteads Roman Fort. The path undulates as it follows the shape of the land before levelling off on our way eastwards to Chollerford. There are wonderful views to north and south from the high points plus a fine selection of milecastle and turret remains.

Day 5 An optional shorter walk from Vindolanda Roman Fort to the long stone above which gives stunning views over to Hadrian’s Wall and the path that we have followed over the last few days. Afterwards, there is the opportunity to visit Vindolanda itself. We aim to finish the walk by midday and the visit to the fort by 2pm.

Twin Shared Ensuite £685 / Single Occupancy Ensuite £785 Price includes: 4 nights full board accommodation; transport to walks; entrance to Vindolanda Not included: travel to Haltwhistle; insurance; drinks
The walks on this holiday are mainly moderate in grade with the last full day being a little more challenging at 12 miles. As it is a linear walk from point to point, a reasonable level of fitness is required to complete each day. Some pre-holiday preparation would come in useful.
We stay at the very comfortable and welcoming 3 star Centre of Britain Hotel where the rooms and food are of a high standard.
Your guide for this holiday is Jo Bird. "Although a Londoner, I migrated to Yorkshire in my mid 20s and haven’t looked back since! I’m now living in Hebden Bridge which is a great little town and is in the heart of the South Pennines with the Pennine Way and Calderdale Way running right by. I feel so lucky to have wild and beautiful countryside on my doorstep, with easy access to the Yorkshire Dales, the Lakes and all the other wonderful places for walking in the north. I love travel too, rucksack on my back, and always try to walk wherever I visit as it’s such a great way to see a place close-up and meet new people. I’ve been lucky to have great trips away, the highlights being in Nepal and Peru, and recently the Tour Mont Blanc. And then I love maps and planning walks, and creating fun and interesting days out for myself and others."
By Train: The nearest station is at Haltwhistle, only a few minutes walk away from the hotel. It is on the main Carlisle / Newcastle line and trains run every hour. By Road: Situated on A69 Newcastle to Carlisle road. Turn off following signs for Haltwhistle. The hotel is situated on the Main Street near to the Market Square. ​  

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  • 27/07/2022
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