Hadrian’s Wall Path: the plan

We plan to walk the Hadrian’s Wall Path.

We will walk from west to east in the hope that the prevailing winds will be at our backs, as is typical of the British climate. Others walk from east to west in the direction that the wall was built. The western end starts/finishes in Bowness on Solway; the eastern end finishes/starts in Wallsend at the Roman fort of Segedunum, a well excavated archaeological site.

We will use Henry Stedman‘s Hadrian’s Wall Path [1] as our guide book.

Stedman, Henry (2020) Hadrian’s Wall Path, 6th edition. Trailblazer Publications: Surrey, UK [1]

We will go in September, when the weather has cooled from its summer blaze but has not become so inclement as to make the walk thoroughly miserable.

We will carry all our own goods and chattels on our backs rather than handing them over to a baggage-transfer service.

We will camp every night as far as possible. It may be that not every location we spend the night at has a campsite, in which case we will sort something else out.

We will stay in hotels the night before we start and the night we finish for a bit of last-minute and well-deserved luxury.

We will travel to the start and from the end by train: there’s no easy way of getting the car back if I were to drive!

There might be familial visitations after finishing.

References

  1. Stedman, Henry (2020) Hadrian’s Wall Path, 6th edition. Trailblazer Publications: Surrey, UK

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