LD:NorthEast Hadrians Wall Challenge

Walk The Wall for LD:NorthEast 27th to 30th September 2019

Adventure Northumberland are working with local Wallsend based charity LD:NorthEast to offer this epic fundraising challenge!!

The Hadrian’s Wall Challenge is an 84 mile trail taking you from Bowness on Solway on the west coast to Wallsend.

We would love you to take on the whole 4 day challenge yourself, but there is also the opportunity to create a team and do it in a relay – maybe 1/2 day or even a full day each.

The costs and what’s included are detailed below and by signing-up you are agreeing to raise £695 for LD:NorthEast.:

Once you sign-up we will forward your details to LD:NorthEast to formalise the registration.

LD:NorthEast are a true local charity who believe that everyone deserves to have friends, have fun and feel good about themselves. They support people across North Tyneside who have a learning disability to do just that, from birth right through to older life.

Their primary aim is to help the people they support to live their life to the full and feel part of their local community. People with learning disabilities, learning difficulties and autistic spectrum conditions are some of the most marginalised people in our communities. They often suffer from substantial levels of social isolation, which has a significant impact on their health and well-being. LD:NorthEast are committed to challenging social injustice and social isolation through a range of projects, activities and support.

Sign up now! Walk the wall and help LD:NorthEast make a difference to the lives of vulnerable people in North Tyneside.

What the Trek consists of:

4 Days Port Carlisle to Wallsend. Glamping your way across England supporting your favourite charity. Stay in our luxurious tents, sleep on a bed and have meals made for you.

Your Itinerary:

Day: 1 – Meet at 7.00am in Wallsend and transfer by bus to Bowness-on-Solway – walk to Crosby on Eden: approximately 20 Miles

Your challenge starts in Cumbria, with spectacular views over Bowness-on-Solway and the Solway Firth. The Solway firth is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is especially known for its spectacular bird life.

The trail takes you through historic Carlisle staying as close as possible to the original route of Hadrian’s Wall. The route takes you on to just beyond Crosby and Eden where a night under canvas in our luxury tent awaits. Your guide will be ready with drinks and dinner.

Day: 2 - Crosby on Eden to Steel Rigg: 22 miles

After a hearty breakfast it’s time to set out on today’s walk, a big day's walking through open countryside. This section of Hadrian’s Wall is made from Grass Sod’s, but it’s nevertheless still impressive. It is from here you start following the true wall, passing Birdoswald Fort and onto Steel Rig having climbed over famous Windshield’s Crag. Birdoswald Fort stands above the River Irthing, in one of the most picturesque settings on Hadrian's Wall. From here you see Roman Forts, turrets and milecastles. Birdoswald is reputedly has the best-preserved defences of any Wall fort, this was an important base for some 1,000 Roman soldiers.

The original earlier fort was made of turf and timber.

The routes rises and falls and you get to see the impressive nature of the wall as it starts to grow and you pass mile castle after mile castle in what is true Hadrian Wall Country. Day : 3 - Steel Rigg to Wall Houses: 21 miles.

Today its Sycamore Gap and Crag Lough, probable the most famous sections of Hadrian’s Wall Trail and used in TV and Films time and time again.

Continuing eastwards you pass Housesteads, the most complete example of a Roman Fort in Britain and busiest tourist attraction on The Wall, standing high on the Whin Sill with breath taking views towards the North and South Day : 4 – Wall Houses to Segedunum Fort: 21 miles.

After your last night under the stars its up and off for the last leg, leaving the countryside behind at Heddon on the Wall its down towards the River Tyne and a journey of contrasts begins. From open countryside to bright vibrant city life, architectural sites of the bridges across the Tyne and the famous Sage and Baltic Art Centre.

Segedunum Roman Fort is the end of the challenge.

Adventure Northumberland will be there to welcome you and hand out certificates of completion.

Segedunum Roman Fort stood on the banks of the Tyne, the most easterly outpost of Hadrian's Wall and for 300 years was home to 600 Roman Soldiers, now it’s time for a well-earned cuppa.

Costs included the services of an Adventure Northumberland Guide, Maps of the route and tented accommodation whilst on the trek (including site fees).

Breakfast and Evening Meals together with daily bag transfers.

By Clicking Here, you can download a copy of our Packing and Equipment List.

By registering for the challenge, you agree to raise £695 for LD:NorthEast