Walking guide to the Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail between Bowness-on-Solway in Cumbria and Wallsend in the Tyne and Wear region of the north of England.
Starting near the Scottish border then passing through the city of Carlisle and Northumberland National Park, then on to Newcastle and finishing near the North Sea coast, the entire 84 mile length of Hadrian’s Wall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in the 2nd century AD to define the farthest extreme of the known world, significant portions of the wall still exist and the site also boasts remains of many Roman forts, bathhouses, temples, turrets, milecastles, and civilian settlements.
Described in both directions, the main description is west to east between Bowness-on-Solway and Wallsend, Newcastle, with extensions to Maryport and South Shields. Filled with breathtaking photography of the journey and clear sketch maps for every stage, as well as the author's own sketches, panoramas and maps to guide you.
The walking trail typically takes about a week, and this guide is filled with information on the many sights along the route. Also included is practical advice on accommodation, transport to the start and finish points, and detail on the rich history of the area to enhance every step of your journey.
Paperback with plastic cover, and separate 1:25000 OS map booklet included.
Author: Mark Richards