Self Guided Walking Holidays

Hadrians Wall - End to End

The Hadrians Wall Trail is an 84 mile path closely following the route of the original wall. Hadrians Wall is a World Heritage Site and our route takes us from Bowness on Solway and finishes in Wallsend at Segedunum.

There will be plenty of time to stop off and explore along the way.

  • Carlisle Historic City with Castle
  • Lanercost Priory
  • Housteads Museum
  • Chesters Fort
  • And the wonders on Newcastle Quayside with the iconic Tyne Bridge, Baltic Arts Centre and Millenium Bridge

Accommodation is in small family hotels, Inns or Bed and Breakfasts. Rooms are shared twin rooms and there is an option to upgrade to a single room.

We will arrange all bag transfers and all you need for the day is a small pack with your lunch and equipment for the day.


Day 1 - Arrive Carlisle and overnight in Carlisle
Day 2 - Bowness-on-Solway to Carlisle - approximately 14miles (23km) Overnight in Carlisle
Day 3 - Carlisle to Lanercost - approximately 14miles (23km) Overnight near Lanercost
Day 4 - Lanercost to Steel Rigg - approximately 14miles (23km) Overnight near Steel Rigg
Day 5 - Steel Rigg to Chollerford - approximately 12miles (21km) Overnight near Chollerford
Day 6 - Chollerford to Heddon-on-the-Wall - approximately 15miles (23km) Overnight in Heddon on the Wall
Day 7 - Heddon-on-the-Wall to Segadunum - approximately 15m (23km) transfer to Newcastle.

Accommodation is normally within 1 mile, 20 minutes of the route. In the unlikely event that we are unable to find accommodation here, we will arrange a taxi to take you to and from your finish/start point. This is at our expense.

What's included:

  • Accommodation on the night before you start your walk as well as each day spent walking. The last night is not included but can be added at £60 per person. Accommodation is in a twin bedded room. There is a single room upgrade available at £50 per person per night.
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Bag Transfers for each day you are walking
  • Baggage Labels
  • Guide Book and Route Map as well as Detailed Route Notes
  • Emergency Contact Number for Boots and Bikes and contact numbers for accommodation providers

How to get there:

We recommend leaving your car in Carlisle and taking a taxi to Bowness on Solway, where your first nights’ accommodation is booked.

Carlisle and Newcastle are both mainline railway stations with connections cross country.

Newcastle International Airport is also an easy connection to Rail Services as are Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports.

Note: We regret that we are unable to accept dogs on any of our holidays.

Cancellation and Curtailment:

Please refer to our terms and conditions.


We strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance for your holiday. Boots and Bikes cannot accept any responsibility for loss as a result of your cancellation or curtailment.