06 July 2024

Hadrian’s Wall Trek 2024

Category: Charity event

Time: 7:00am - 5:00pm

Venue: Hadrian’s Wall

Ready to step back in time and conquer Hadrian’s Wall? This epic day trip takes you on a journey through Roman history, breathtaking landscapes, and iconic landmarks. By participating in this event, you’ll experience the area’s natural beauty and contribute to a great cause by raising funds for Gateshead Health Charity.

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Event Details

  • Date: Saturday 6 June 2024
  • Arrival time: 7am
  • Meeting point: Birdoswald (nr Brampton)
  • Registration Fee: £60 and pledging to fundraise for Gateshead Health Charity
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A challenging hike

This event is open to all individuals but participants will need a good level of fitness to take on this 26.5 mile trek. Grab your walking shoes, dress warmly, and don’t forget your camera to capture the stunning views along the way.

Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland
Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland

About the event

You’ll be in safe hands as you journey along the wall, led by a fully qualified and experienced mountain guide. By supporting Gateshead Health Charity, you can help us continue to create a brighter and more comfortable environment for patients, staff and visitors, ultimately improving the overall health and wellbeing of the Gateshead community.

Winshield Crags viewed from Vindolanda
Winshield Crags viewed from Vindolanda
Dawn at Housesteads Fort
Dawn at Housesteads Fort

Are you ready to conquer Hadrian’s Wall? Sign up today!

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Participant terms and conditions

Conquer Hadrian’s Wall: Hike Through History!

Walk where history meets breathtaking beauty! Join us on a guided hike along Hadrian’s Wall, one of the most popular trails in the UK. Imagine yourself following in the footsteps of Roman soldiers who patrolled this mighty frontier nearly 2,000 years ago.

Immerse yourself in stunning countryside! This iconic route winds through some of England’s most captivating landscapes. Rolling hills, dramatic valleys, and ancient ruins provide a backdrop that will leave you speechless.

Hike with confidence! Our fully qualified and experienced mountain guide will ensure your safety and enjoyment throughout the journey. They’ll share fascinating insights into the history of the wall and the surrounding area, bringing the past to life.



  • Our adventure begins with a full day of Roman exploration. Spot turrets, milecastles, and two well-preserved forts – Housesteads and Brocolitia – standing as testaments to Roman engineering.
  • Hike a substantial section of the wall itself, including the ascent of Winshields Crag, the highest point on the route.
  • Soak in the panoramic views of the surrounding countryside before taking a well-deserved break in the charming hamlet of Once Brewed.


  • Get ready for the most iconic section of the wall: Steel Rigg and Sycamore Gap. Recognise this spot from numerous films? While the tree itself is gone, the legend lives on!
  • Follow the wall along the dramatic escarpment before descending to Housesteads Roman Fort. Imagine the bustling military operations and civilian life that thrived here almost 2,000 years ago.
  • The awe-inspiring views continue from Sewingshields Crag. Walk alongside the ancient Roman Military Road, past Brocolitia Fort, and finally reach Chollerford, where our incredible journey concludes.

This 26.5-mile trek, reaching a peak of 585 meters, will be an unforgettable experience. Our trained mountain team will be with you every step of the way, ensuring your safety and enriching your adventure with historical insights.

Are you ready to conquer Hadrian’s Wall? Sign up today!

  • Our experienced and qualified mountain guide to lead you on your Hadrian’s Wall Challenge.  
  • Pre-event support from the team – from advice on kit lists to training guidance to ensure you’re fit for this challenge event. Your guide will be in touch with you to confirm all arrangements and you can always reach us via [email protected]  
  • Travel to and from the meeting location – please allow enough time to arrive, the group will depart at the allocated time. 
  • Any food, drinks or goods you choose to purchase at any shops, restaurant, pubs or cafés visited. 
  • Travel/activity insurance – we recommend having insurance to cover, at a minimum: cancellation and curtailment; medical and emergency expenses, personal accident; injury and death.

Waterproof Jacket & Trousers – make sure you buy items that are ‘waterproof’ rather than ‘water-resistant’ – there’s a big difference in a downpour!  

Walking Trousers – please do not walk in jeans as these soak up a lot of water and are stifling on a hot day. 

Walking Boots & Socks – A good pair of walking boots which you’ve tested out in advance – ensure they fit you well and are comfortable. Proper walking socks have more padding or re-enforcement where needed and are designed to wick away. 

Rucksack / Backpack – To carry your spare clothing, food, water and other items. 30 litres capacity is a good bet for most people, but the size of your bag will be determined by the amount you personally need and wish to carry.  

Dry Bags – we recommend a waterproof backpack cover, or use of dry bags to keep your kit dry – these come in different sizes and can be used for everything from cameras to jumpers.  

Warm Clothes (layers advised) – A t-shirt or technical baselayer to wear next to your skin, under your other layers (see below). We advise against cotton as it soaks up water, often rubs, and doesn’t dry easily. A synthetic option is a good idea, or if you get cold easily you may want to try wool.  

Fleece/Jumper – a couple more layers to keep you warm. You may want both thick and thin options if it’s a cold day, or you’re doing a high-level walk. 

Hat & Gloves (waterproof advised) – You need to keep your head, hands and neck warm – a hat paired with a buff and some waterproof gloves is ideal. These items are still essential in the summer months 

Food & Lots of Fluid – Don’t forget to pack your lunch* and whatever snacks will help keep you fuelled up. In terms of water, most participants find 2 litres of water is suitable for a normal day walk,  

Survival Bag & Whistle – We hope you’ll never need these – but they are essential for your safety.  

Personal First Aid Kit – Whatever personal medication you need, as well as some blister plasters/lip salve/painkillers (hopefully not needed!). All of our walk leaders/guides are first-aid trained. 

Head Torch – An essential piece of kit throughout the year, please also bring spare batteries. This must be a head torch, not the torch on your mobile phone! Your head torch will be checked by your guide at the start of the walk – if you do not have a working head torch you will not be allowed to start the walk. 

Mobile Phone – it’s always good practice to have your mobile phone with you when exploring the outdoors, in case of emergency.