Walking

Join in our Great British Walk

Enjoy a walk along the Wall to see all the wonderful autumnal colours

Enjoy a walk along the Wall to see all the wonderful autumnal colours

Take in the sights and vibrant colours, breathe the fresh air and get your pulses racing.

Walking is a great way to explore the area and keep fit, plus it can make you feel very, very happy! There's plenty of routes to choose from, whether you're after a long hike, or a simple circular walk you'll find one at Hadrian's Wall Country.

Buried secrets at Housesteads

A Roman Fort, looking towards Sewingshields Crags © Paul Wakefield

Make your way around Housesteads Fort. En route you'll visit Roman Quarry and Chapel Hill including some historical sights.

Housesteads to Steel Rigg

A milecastle and Hadrian’s Wall © Paul Wakefield

Explore Hadrian's Wall Country on this 8 mile walk (3hrs). You'll venture through Hotbank and have a chance to learn about archaeology, birds and insects.

Visit Sycamore Gap has the 'wow' factor © National Trust

Visit Sycamore Gap has the 'wow' factor

Visit a movie star

Sycamore Gap, or 'the Robin Hood tree', has become almost as famous as Hadrian's Wall itself. With its scene-stealing moment in the 1991 movie 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves' it's one to see.

Situated near Steel Rigg car park, you can opt to park at nearby car parks or alternatively walk alongside the Wall.

Join a guided walk

Get your walking boots muddy with one of our trails

On selected days there's the opportunity to join a guided walk with like-minded people, you'll head up to Housesteads Fort and learn about the history of the area along the way.

Take a break

Archie and Pip are just a few of our regular visitors to Housesteads

At Housesteads Visitor Centre we'll help you to get your breath back. Take a seat and enjoy a drink and snack. If you've got a furry friend with you, that's no problem - they're welcome too!

Need more time?

We have three fabulous holiday cottages situated alongside Hadrian's Wall (one is just 50 yards from Housesteads Fort) so if you need longer why not stay with us?

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