October 5th to 7th
£340 - camping
£390.00 - camping with hire bike
£450.00 - hostel
£500 - hostel with hire bike
£600 - hotel
£650 - hotel with hire bike
Hotel Single room supplement £75
Includes: All transport, guiding and 2 nights accommodation, breakfasts
Excludes: Evening meals and packed lunches, drinks
Camping (tents and sleeping bags supplied); hostel; hotel
Depart from Carlisle: 10am Friday
Return from Newcastle: 7pm Sunday
A long weekend adventure biking and hiking along Hadrian's Wall from Bowness on Solway on the North West Coast of England to the lively city of Newcastle on the East Coast. Friday and Sunday are spent cycling and Saturday hiking the picturesque middle section over the northern Penine hills, following the most instact sections of the Roman Wall.
This 3 day/2 night adventure from Coast to Coast, features two moderate cycle days on the Hadrian's Cycleway and a moderately challenging walk over the hills, following Hadrians Wall Footpath. We finish with a canoe trio down the River Tyne into the city of Newcastle.
Friday: Bowness to Gilsland - We meet at Carlisle Station at 10.00 ready to cycle and take a short transfer to the start at Bowness on Solway, where we bike 34 miles to Gilsland, stopping en route for a pub lunch and to look around the scenic Lanercost Priory. From Gilsland, we have a short transfer to our campsite or other accommocation for the weekend near Once Brewed.
Saturday: Gilsland to Wallwick - After breakfast we head back to Gilsland again to start our trek over the hills on the Hadrians Wall footpath which closely follows the longest intact sections. We will have time to stop at Sycamore Gap and Housesteads Roman fort before descending down to Wallwick, where we transfer back to our base.
(17 miles, easy trail, muddt in places, 6-7 hours)
Sunday: Wallwick to Newcastle - In the morning, it is back on the bkes again to follow Hadrian's Cycleway down from the hills to the Tyne Valley. In the afternoon we take to canoes on the River Tyne to finish off in style at the Newcastle Quayside.
(25 miles cycling on tarmac and cycle tracks - 3 miles by canoe/kayak - tidal and weather conditions permitting)
Accommodation and Meals
Camping accommodation is privided by Walkabout Scotland's own good quality hike tents (sleeping bags and mats provided) at a local campsite with toilet and shower facilities on site.
Hostel/bunkhouse is also available at Once Brewed and hotel accommodation is available in Haltwhistle.
Grading of Tour
The walking throughout this tour we class as “Challenging” – suitable for people of good fitness who enjoy walking or the outdoors but who needn’t necessarily have any previous hiking, biking or canoe experience. However, to join the canoe party you will need to be a competent swimmer. Helmets are compulsory for cycling.