Walking

Walk alongside Hadrian's Wall

A group walk alongside Hadrian’s Wall

A group walk alongside Hadrian’s Wall

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.

Wetlands Walk at Hadrian's Wall

 © National Trust

A circular walk initially heading out north of Hadrian's Wall going through areas of wetland, making it a fantastic home for birds and plant life.

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). Venture through Hotbank and learn about archaeology, birds and insects.

Download a walk to Sycamore Gap and learn all about Hadrian's Wall © National Trust

Download a walk to Sycamore Gap and learn all about Hadrian's Wall

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.

You can make your way there alongside the Wall from Housesteads Visitor Centre, taking in the wonderful views along the way.

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

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 - 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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