Hadrian’s Wall originally ran from coast to coast and spanned 72 miles. Today we are left with only sections of this famous landmark, which cuts through the Northumberland National Park. Starting in Brocolita Fort we trek for 26 miles (42km) alongside the wall, admiring ancient monuments and beautiful scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This is an extremely challenging day-walk, it is the toughest of all of our Trekathons. You will derive a great sense of achievement at what you have accomplished but probably not until the following morning! NEW for 2013 - this event can be run as well as walked.
You have the option to meet either at the end point of the walk in Lanercost Priory and use the shuttle bus to take you to the start of the walk at Brocolita Fort, or arrange for friend/family to drop you off at the Brocolita Fort Carpark. It will be a very early start! We walk along some of the most visible sections of the Wall, which runs along spectacular cliff tops and through stunning countryside.
Notable landmarks include Housesteads Roman Fort, Housesteads and Windshields Crags, Caw Gap and Hole Gap, Aesica Roman Fort, the village of Gilsland where we can rest our weary limbs before the final push for 'home' at Lanercost Priory where we can congratulate ourselves on our fine achievement.
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