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Hadrian's Wall

  • When Sep 1st 2017
  • Where North England
  • Time 3 days
  • Price £215 + £330 fundraising target

Join us as we trek the historic remains of Britain's most iconic wall:

Hadrian's Wall runs from Bowness on Solway to Wallsend. The route is a world heritage site and is preserved today as a monument to our past.


The 2 days walking consists of 15 miles and 11 miles walking over undulating, but in some places steep hillsides on the central section of the route. The terrain is mainly grass paths but in some areas it can be gravel, small stone, tarmac or rock, so appropriate footwear is recommended.
You may even be lucky to see a Roman soldier walking the route, which often happens.

Day one, we arrive on the campsite/bunkroom at Windshields near Haltwhistle around 5-6pm. An evening meal is served about 7pm followed by a briefing of the weekend's activities, along with a spot of light entertainment.

Day two after a short coach journey, we walk the central section where the wall is most prominent, starting at Lanercost Priory walking through stunning scenery throughout the day in the Northumberland National Park alongside the wall and passing remains of Roman forts on route like Birdoswald where we stop for refreshments, as well as a lunch stop nearby the Roman Army Museum. Trekking for 15 miles we walk back to the campsite at Windshields. A hearty evening meal is prepared before reliving the high points of the day, enjoy a trivia quiz and then settle down for the night.

Day three. after breakfast we walk the wall again over rocky crags, and continue along the undulating sections both beside and on the wall a further 11 miles to finish at Brocolitia, a Roman Temple. During this final section we pass the sycamore tree featured in the Robin Hood film 'Robin Hood Prince of Thieves' as well as more Roman forts and temples. Finishing the walk, we take a coach back to the campsite where we have some food and a hot drink, an award ceremony for the most jovial walker, before leaving for home and jumping aboard the next available boat.

Included are all meals/drinks, accommodation in a bunkroom, qualified guides, and minibus support.

Food supplied includes 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 2 packed lunches and tea/juice/coffee. An assortment of small snacks and fruit is also provided to eat while walking.

A pickup/drop off from Heysham Port is included, though you will need to book your own boat travel over and back.

Not included are your personal outdoor wear, sleeping bag for your bunk bed or a quilt, day pack, water bottle or hydration pack, recommended spending money £25

Date: 1st – 3rd Sept 2017

Prices:

 £45 Registration

£170 Cost of trip 

Plus £330 Fundraising Target

For further information give Chris a call on 800 000 or email chrisgregory@thechildrenscentre.org.im

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