Outdoors at Hadrian's Wall

People walking in snow along Hadrian's Wall

From walking alongside a World Heritage Site to self-led cycle routes in the area there's plenty to inspire you to get active at Hadrian's Wall.

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 are 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

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

Pedal around

Enjoy an evening cycle

Use your bike to explore England’s quietest county, travel between Roman sites, experience the area’s landscape and history, or test yourself on some of the toughest roads the country can offer. Take your pick from disused railway paths, exposed moorland summits or winding wooded valleys. The variety of cycling around Hadrian’s Wall country will leave you tired but coming back for more!

Where to go...

Local routes

68 Pennine Cycleway,72 Hadrian's Cycleway,10 Reivers Route,7 Sea to Sea,Haltwhistle - Alston.

Map My Ride

The locals are a great help and there are various routes posted on Map My Ride.

Get involved

If you like a little competition then we suggest Strava, and pit yourself against the locals.


Known as the 'Centre of Britain' and just three miles from Hadrian's Wall, Haltwhistle is a popular place to stop off for a break and join the local cycle routes.
Find cycle routes in Haltwhistle


If over 100 miles of traffic-free tracks is your bag then Kielder is the place to be. Its stunning backdrop is ideal for a day out cycling with friends or for some quiet time.
Download routes at Kielder


Ranging from seven to 40 miles you can enjoy various routes around this beautiful area that all fan out to different sections of the North East countryside.
Explore routes in Northumberland