Hadrian's Wall Trek
This historic and iconic trek is often used for charity fundraising from people all across the world and it is easy to see why.
What is it?
Why not earn your Gold Award in the company of like-minded fundraisers, all whilst enjoying some of the UK’s most iconic heritage and experiencing a thoroughly enjoyable and once a in a lifetime opportunity.
We’re offering you a unique opportunity to undertake an infamous walk that encompasses some of the most beautiful and iconic heritage our region has, all whilst earning you the chance to earn your gold award. We’d love you to join us and fellow supporters of the Hospice for a memorable weekend which gives you the chance to raise money for us, earn a huge amount of pride and self-achievement, whilst immersing yourself in rich regional culture with awe-inspiring history on each step of your journey.
The Roman Emperor Hadrian ordered the building of this wall back in AD122 which stretched as far East as Wallsend and as far West as Bowness on Solway. As one of the oldest charity treks in the UK and offering a unique perspective of our national heritage, any history loving participants are in for a thrilling weekend. As the trek cuts through parts of Northumberland National Park, trekkers can be confident that this trek will be a perfect combination of heritage, architecture and picturesque landscape offering challengers the opportunity to see some stunning views of our region. During the course of the 26 mile walk, trekkers can expect to stumble across a number of Roman towers and forts, Walltown Crags and the unmissable Sycamore Gap.
The event will take the full duration of the weekend to complete, and participants are required to meet in Haltwhistle on Friday evening for a chance to meet all of the other trek participants, to enjoy a group meal and to receive a full event briefing ahead of the trek. After camping overnight, challengers will then complete the bulk of their challenge on the Saturday as they undertake a mammoth 15 mile walk. After a second night camping on the Saturday, challengers will then indulge in a hearty breakfast before completing the remaining 10 miles of their trek on the Sunday. Whilst the 26 mile walk is a phenomenal challenge, organisers regularly host this event and promise us that as long as trekkers pace themselves and walk to a reasonable pace, this challenge is more than achievable within the time frame.
The organisers will be able to offer you a wide selection of advice to ensure you are fully prepared for your challenge and that it all goes smoothly!