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Hadrian’s Wall Cycle-Walk-Walk-Cycle

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Hadrian’s Wall Cycle-Walk-Walk-Cycle

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This event covers the whole length of Hadrian’s Wall in three days. You cycle the first part, walk the central and more mountainous part over two days, and cycle the last part. The walking part covers some of the finest and best preserved sections of the Wall.

It is possible to remove a hiking day from the itinerary by merging Day 3 & 4 into one longer hiking day – please see our Hadrian’s Wall Cycle-Walk-Cycle event. 

We recommend experiencing Hadrian’s Wall West to East (left to right). The reason for this is that the prevailing winds in the UK are from the West, meaning you will, in all likelihood, have the wind on your backs during the adventure. This is a much nicer way of exploring. Our itineraries follow this schedule. We can of course organise the same itinerary ‘the other way round’. Should you prefer this, then please just let us know at point of booking.

Quick Facts

  • Four day itinerary: approximately 40 miles of cycling; 20 miles of walking; 35 miles of cycling.
  • This is a great way to complete the whole Hadrian’s Wall Challenge in a reasonably short time frame
  • Guide book and map provided
  • 24hr telephone support during your walk
  • Four nights’ twin room hotel accommodation
  • Transfer vehicle for luggage and bikes when not used
  • Walk in the footsteps of Roman soldiers and cycle visiting a series of towers, mile castles and forts

About & Details

This adventure covers the whole length of Hadrian’s Wall in four days. You cycle the first part, walk the central, more mountainous and craggy section over two days, and cycle the last part. The route passes through some of Northern England’s most beautiful scenery and on the walk you will enjoy some of the finest and best preserved sections of the wall. The terrain varies between the peaceful Solway Firth, the cities of Carlisle and Newcastle, and the wild mountain scenery of the central section of the wall. The walking is along the wall from Greenhead to Chollerford. The cycling is primarily along the Hadrian’s Wall cycle route, which combines low-traffic country roads with off-road sections. Throughout, the scenery is impressive. A great way to do the whole length of the wall in 4 days.

Inclusions

  • Four nights’ twin room accommodation in a good quality B&B or hotel with ensuite or private bathroom and breakfast
  • Professional event organisation
  • Transfers from your accommodation to the start and finish point of each days walking/cycling
  • Baggage and cycle equipment transfer. (1 x bag per person, max. weight limit 20kg)
  • Option to use your own bike (mountain or trail bike)
Exclusions
  • Travel to and from start and finish locations
  • Lunches, Evening Meals, Snacks and Drinks
  • Bike and bike equipment

Optional Extras

  • Extra bag £12.50 per person per day
  • Cycle Hire for the duration £175 per bike (a bike hire supplement may be charged for a solo traveller)
  • Electric Cycle Hire – please contact us for more information
  • Single Room Supplement £65 per person (subject to availability)
  • Odd number group supplement £65 per group per night may apply if a single room is required
  • Extra night £85 per person per night for twin accommodation (requires two people)
  • Extra night £160 per night for single room accommodation

Please select from Optional Extras at checkout. 

Evening meals and lunches

You can purchase evening meals either at the accommodation or nearby. When our event planners send you the schedule with itinerary you could prearrange directly with the accommodation or during the walk.

For lunches we would suggest bringing some of your own favourite snack bars and then asking the accommodation for a packed lunch for the following day and also supplementing that at stops en-route.

Accommodation

Accommodation is generally at B&B, guest houses and small hotels. Once booked in, your event planner will send you a list of your booked accommodation. It is possible to adjust according to preference at this stage so please mention it if you wish to change.

Need a guide?

If you would prefer to have a guide for your walk, even just for one day, then we are happy to help. We can provide a qualified leader (also first aid qualified) to lead your trek or on just one of the sections. Just ask us.
A guide can not only take the stress out of navigation, but you will also find them a great asset in terms of providing an insight into all things environment and nature.

After you book

After placing your booking with us, you will in the first instance receive an automated email from our system confirming receipt of your reservation. If you don’t receive it, it is worth checking your spam/clutter folder.

In the process of placing your booking, you will generally set up an access password to our online gateway where you can review the details of the booking.

Your personal event planner will then be in touch with you to start to confirm the details. This contact will usually be taken up in the working day after receipt of your booking, but may, in busy times, take a little longer. The event planner will then liaise with you regarding the details of the course. If you have any specific requirements, please do mention it at this stage.

At the end of your trip

Unfortunately, all good things come to an end at some point and when you arrive at Segedunum, you have one of several options. If you have not booked an additional night’s stay in Newcastle then we can transfer your luggage to a location of your choice.

Some people like to treat themselves to a night’s stay in Newcastle at the end. And why not? You’ve earned it. We suggest a night near the Quayside overlooking the river.  You can arrange this as an optional add on with your event planner.

Departures

We run the Hadrian’s Wall Cycle-Walk-Walk-Cycle from April – October.  To book any number of participants on to an event, simply select the date in the calendar and follow the booking procedure. You will then receive an automated confirmation and full details will follow from our office in due course.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - arrival in Carlisle

    Arrive at your accommodation in Carlisle.

  • Day 2 - Cycle Bowness-on-Solway to Greenhead

    Transfer to the start at Bowness-on-Solway. Cycle along Hadrian’s Wall Cycleway; taking in the Solway Firth, Carlisle, Brampton, Lanercost Priory and Gilsland to Greenhead.

    Approx. 40 miles

  • Day 3 - Hike Greenhead to Once Brewed

    Enjoy stunning scenery and fascinating Roman remains as you continue on the trail by Thirlwall Castle before passing by Carvoran Roman Army Museum. The route continues onto Walltown Crags and stays close to The Wall, past the remains of Roman Forts as it follows the contours of the land down to Caw Gap, then up onto Windshield Crags, the highest point on the Hadrian’s Wall Path. Take time to admire the stunning views across the surrounding countryside before leaving the Wall Route at the Steel Rigg carpark and heading a short way downhill to the Hamlet of Once Brewed.

    Approx. 9 miles

     

  • Day 4 - Hike Once Brewed to Chollerford

    The day starts with a marvellous walk over Steel Rigg (one of the highlights of the walk), where you can enjoy dramatic views over the Northumberland National Park, before arriving at Housesteads Fort. These extensive ruins and accompanying museum give a great insight into life during the Roman period, taking you on a journey back in time. The walk then heads to Chesters Fort and down to the pretty village of Chollerford.

    Approx. 12 miles

  • Day 5 - Chollerford to Wallsend

    Cycle through Hexham, Ovingham, and Newcastle to the finish at Wallsend: Optional transfer to Newcastle station for your return home, please contact the office to discuss further.

    Approx. 35 miles

    We will always endeavour to accommodate you in the locations detailed in the above itinerary. Due to very high demand, some accommodation providers may occasionally have limited availability and so we may need to accommodate you in an alternative location, nearby. In this case, we will arrange a taxi transfer for you to take you from the trail to your accommodation and back again the following morning. An additional charge may be payable. We will notify you of this when confirming your booking.

Notes:

This itinerary is a guide only. Timings and mileages are approximate.

It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members’ fitness, and weather conditions or for any other reason.

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Reviews

Find some of the reviews our wonderful customers have left for us below, or read them all here!

Heather Parr
3 months ago

Maximum Adventure exceeded expectations, planning a trip for me last minute and off season through the glorious Lake District. The hotels were top rate, as was the food and my daily gluten free sandwich. Nathalie got the route guide sent to me in a couple of days and the baggage service was impeccable. It was the only tour guide company that responded immediately to my last minute request. Looking forward to more adventures with your company!!!

Chris Evans
3 months ago

David and I walked the Speyside Way in September 2023 and very much enjoyed the adventure. Maximum Adventure Ltd organised our nightly accommodation and uplifting of our luggage in a seamless manner, which made the whole trip so easy with no stress. This is the second time that I have personally used Maximum Adventures Ltd and I would recommend them to others as they offer a friendly and efficient service.

Göte Fredriksson
4 months ago

We realy appreciated the tour we did on Hadrians Wall path in May.Beautiful scenery, decent weather, god arrangements including lodging, transport, bagagehandling etc. We came well prepared . In this preparation Maximum adventures gave us great support, as we are coming from abroad with no knowledge of conditions on the path. We had great BnBs and could concentrate on de daily walks that gave us great pleasure.Thank you England and Hadrians Wall path for your friendly reception and well mantained walking path.Thank you Maximum Adventures for your good service.We would love to come back in the future.

Jerry Kashinski
4 months ago

Maximum Adventure did a great job for us. With less than a month's notice, it set up an itinerary, lodging and luggage porterage for a walk from Carlisle to Newcastle, England along Hadrian's Wall. The lodging was fantastic, as was the itinerary and support during the walk. We'd definitely use Maximum Adventure again and would recommend them without reservation!

Fiona Reilly
5 months ago

I was part of a climb on 23/09, didn't think I would make ut, but I did. The descent was a different story.. I got jelly legs and lost my confidence. If it wasn't for James, my Sherpa would never have made it. Can't thank him enough, Will, met you briefly.Both of them were very knowledgeable, we had the most amazing views at the summit...the pain is still worth it and

Tom Graham
5 months ago

I walked the West Highland Way with my dad and brother. The organisation was excellent by Samantha. Itinerary and instructions were clear and all the bookings and luggage transfers went smoothly. As a result we were able to ensure the fantastic walk and not worry about anything. I would happily recommend Maximum Adventure to others.

Sarah Bracken
5 months ago

Absolutely brilliant guide - knowledgeable, interesting and humorous in addition to looking after our safety so well - making sure we ate and suggesting when to layer up! Would highly recommend!

Diana Straub
6 months ago

We just got home from our 8-days Hadrian's Wall hike and we just loved it!Everything was perfectly organized!We had great B&Bs and hotels with very friendly, welcoming and helpful staff. Our favorite was the Dacre House with Clare. But then again, all were great!The luggage was always at the day's destination, no matter how early we got to the accommodation.The description of how to get to the accommodations were clear and precise.The road map and the guide book were waiting for us as we got to the first B&B and were very helpful and interestingThanks, Maximum Adventure!

Kristin Hentschel
6 months ago

Praise for the West Highland Hike and the Maximum Adventure planners, esp. our planner Samantha. Great experience in every regard.

Simon Bradish
6 months ago

Booked for the 3 UK Peaks adventure, it was organised perfectly and everything when to plan. Accommodation was good, transport excellent, our guide (Patrick) brilliant, so cannot fault the trip and adventure. I personally expected too much from myself and was unable to fully summit as this adventure is not for beginners, I climbed Kilimanjaro in 2003 when I was 42 and twenty years later, although relatively fit, my endurance didn't last. So I did a half summit for Ben Nevis & Scafell, thanks to Patrick for letting go back down on my own, it was brilliant. With Snowdon, a half summit is tricky as you can't descend the way you go up, so I decided to do some hiking in the area while the rest of the group did the climb. I took a chance and went to the ticket office and managed to get a single return ticket up to the summit of Snowdon at 9am which returned down by 11.30am. I was hoping to see my group on top and spring a surprise but the weather was terrible. I highly recommend the trip but make sure you are fit enough otherwise as there is an emphasis on time, so a slow walk up is going to slow everyone down and really delay the trip. Have Fun, Simon Bradish

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