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Hadrian’s Wall Marathon

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Take on the gauntlet of Hadrian’s Wall Marathon, one of the greatest outdoor challenges in the UK. This 24 mile challenge hike along this iconic frontier of the Roman Empire is a tough day, but worth it for the feeling of satisfaction. Completing the hike in one day, you start at Lanercost Priory ticking off Roman forts and milecastles as you make your way to Chollerford. The scenery is spectacular with sweeping views and fascinating Roman archaeology.

Quick Facts

  • 1 days’ guiding by qualified walk leaders
  • 24 miles (38.6km) and 760m (2493ft) of ascent
  • Target time of 12 hours
  • Amazing scenery along the wall
  • Unique mix of stunning craggy landscapes and world class Roman archaeology
  • Good quality twin room accommodation before and after your challenge

About & Details

Challenge yourself to complete this famous 24-mile section of Hadrian’s Wall in 1 day. Starting at Lanercost Priory to the East of Carlisle, it includes the very best gems of the wall, including Great Chesters Fort, the imposing Steel Rigg, the iconic Sycamore Gap (where Robin Hood Prince of Thieves was filmed), the vast Housesteads Fort and many, many miles castles finally finishing in Chollerford.

84 miles in length Hadrian’s Wall traverses from Bowness on Solway on the West coast of England through beautiful countryside and historic cities to Segedunum Fort on the East coast of England. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, it is the best-preserved frontier of the Roman Empire. Building began in 122 AD during the reign of emperor Hadrian and included the stone base of the wall, forts every five miles, a military road, defensive ditches and mile-castles. Astoundingly, a significant proportion of the wall still stands and you can clearly gain a sense of what it must have been like for the Roman Legionnaires to be stationed in this far-flung corner of the Roman Empire.

The trail is well signposted and despite the fact that it has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Northern England, it retains a real sense of quiet wilderness. Take time out of your itinerary to visit a Roman Fort and one of the excellent museums such as Tullie House in Carlisle or Chesters Museum near Chollerford or simply sit on Steel Crag and admire the fantastic views and quiet solitude. You will need full walking kit including a waterproof jacket and trousers, a comfortable day sack and comfortable walking boots. You will receive a more detailed kit list upon booking.

Inclusions

  • 2 nights’ accommodation in a good quality B&B or hotel with ensuite or private bathroom and breakfast. Single rooms are available at a supplement.
  • Qualified Walking Group Leaders
  • Briefing, route planning and equipment check to ensure you have everything you need to fully enjoy your challenge
  • Professional event organisation
  • Group first aid kit with qualified first aiders

Exclusions

  • Lunches and evening meals
  • Personal insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)

Optional Extras

  • Single room supplement £55 per person per night (subject to availability)
  • Extra night prior to the start (single room) £95 per person
  • Extra night prior to the start (twin room, needs 2 people) £75 per person
  • Extra night at the end of the event (single room) £95 per person
  • Extra night at the end of the event (twin room, needs 2 people) £75 per person

Please select from Optional Extras at checkout.

Getting There and Back

Getting There

By road: The centre of Carlisle is located 10 minutes from junction 43 of the M6.

By public transport:
 Take a train to Carlisle railway station [CAR], which is located on the West Coast mainline. Check traveline.info for the latest public transport information.

By air:
 The nearest airports are Manchester Airport [MAN] or Newcastle [NCL], from where you can take a train to Carlisle railway station [CAR].

Getting Away

By road: Segedumun Fort at Wallsend is just 2 miles from the A19 which you can then take North or South to join the A1, or use a local taxi to take you to the centre of Newcastle.

By public transport:
 Segedunum Fort is just a few hundred metres from the Wallsend Metro Station, from where you can take a Metro train to Newcastle Railway Station which is on the East Coast main line from London to Edinburgh.

By air:
 The nearest airport is Newcastle [NCL]. Take the Metro into central Newcastle and then take the Metro out to Newcastle Airport.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Friday

    Arrive at your accommodation late afternoon/early evening in Carlisle. Briefing with your trip leader in the evening.

  • Day 2 - Saturday - Lanercost Priory to Chollerford

    Transfer to the start of the walk at Lanercost Priory for an early start. Enjoy stunning scenery and fascinating Roman remains as you pass by gems such as Great Chester Fort, Sycamore Gap, Steel Rigg, Housesteads Fort and Chester Museum on your way to Chollerford. Transfer back to your Newcastle accommodation for some rest and relaxation.

  • Day 3 - Sunday

    Depart your accommodation and head home.

Disclaimer

Please note: This itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members’ fitness, weather conditions or for any other reason the guide may deem necessary. Every effort is made to fit the course around your needs and abilities.

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Payment Terms

  • Deposit £99 - at point of booking

  • Balance due 10 weeks before departure

Why book with us

We know you have a choice of companies providing trips for your next adventures. Here are some of the reasons you should choose to travel with Maximum Adventure:

  • We are an established adventure travel business
  • We have been trading since 2002
  • We are financially protected in accordance with the 1992 travel regulation
  • Knowledgeable and available office staff
  • Qualified leaders and guides with ascents ranging from Ben Nevis to Mount Everest
  • All activities are risk assessed
  • We will provide you with the best service available
  • We are aware this is your holiday/your challenge and will do our best to make it an enjoyable and rewarding experience
  • We have many repeat clients stretching back over a number of years
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