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Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  345m

Dist:  100km

Min age:  18

Duration:  2

Hadrians Wall Adventurathlon

Multi Activity Adventure

Take on this truly unique way of crossing the country by bike, boot and boat! This endurance challenge will test all your different muscles on by crossing the width of the country from Newcastle to Carlisle in just 2 days! Take yourself back in history and follow the route of Hadrian's Wall. Was it built to keep the Scots out or to keep the Northern England Brigantes tribe in? Whichever, it was an impressive feat of engineering being 8-10 feet wide and 15 feet high with a rampart walk and a 6 foot high parapet. Day 1 takes on a 40km cycle to Chollerford followed by a 20km trek to Once Brewed. Day 2 will see a 12km trek to Greenhead, 30km cycle to Low Crosby and the grand finale of 10km paddling to Carlisle.


Starting at the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle and finishing at Eden Bridge in Carlisle, you will follow the 84 mile (104 km) boundary wall built in 122 AD under the orders of Emperor Hadrian to mark the northern edge of the Roman empire. Our route takes in a variety of terrain including river paths, farmland, rugged moorland and open salt marshes. The highest point on our trek is Whinshields Crags at 345m (1130ft) and at various points including Walltown Crags, Sewingshields and Brunton Turret, well-preserved stretches of the wall can still be seen. This event challenges you to cross from city to city in just 2 days!

 


Itinerary

Day 1 -  

08.00 - Prepare bikes and final brief

08.30 Commence cycle from the Tyne Bridge (25 miles/40km).

11.30 Arrive Chollerford

12.00 Transition on to foot to Once Brewed (12miles/20km).

17.00-17.30 Arrive at Hostel for overnight stay.

Day 2 -

07.00 Trek Once Brewed to Greenhead (7.5 miles/12km). 

10.00 Arrive Greenhead for break and cycle prep. 

10.45 Depart on Cycle Greenhead to Crosby-on-Eden (18 miles/30km).

13.00 Arrive Crosby-on-Eden. Break, kit change, canoe prep. 

14.00 Paddle Low Crosby to Carlisle (6 miles/10km).

16.30 Arrive into Carlisle for celebrations

17.00 Shuttles to station.

 

Route Map


Accommodation

1 nights bunkhouse or B&B accommodation.

 

What is a Level 4.0 Multi Activity Challenge Like?

These challenges are long in duration, high altitude, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect around 12 hours of full on multi activity. In the case of a multi day challenge, you can expect lower daily durations - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to love physical exercise for these events, and to enjoy your training, and to do it regularly. Longer duration challenges are likely to be easier in terms of the physical effort, however, you will need to be more resilient - due to simple living conditions - ie using same clothes for several days, simple food, and maybe camping - this forms an integral part of the challenge.

 

How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 4.0 ‘Multi Activity Challenge’?

You are now moving into the realms of serious challenges - where you are likely to encounter carrying equipment, cycling on rougher terrain, sleep deprivation, or high altitude, or intense multi activity events along the lines of adventure triathlons. In any case - be prepared for an event which is going to take you to the limits of your comfort zone. Days will be up to 12 hours, or slightly less if the event stretches over several days. The severity of the challenge may be magnified by various factors - as you will need to be more resilient - due to simple living conditions, simple food, variable weather conditions and maybe camping - these form a part of the challenge. You need to be in good shape to undertake any of these events, and you need to be training regularly. The height gain each day is greater than for level 3 - so expect plenty of hills! For multi activity events please work on your all round fitness.

 

Medical Issues

Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.

You should be used to walking reasonable distances each day to contemplate this trek. It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.

 

Included In Trip

Pre event briefing.

1 night Hostel accommodation, dinner & breakfast.

Qualified, experienced multi activity leaders.

Canoes, paddles, bouyancy aids

Suport vehicle & driver

2 x lunches

 

Excluded From Trip

Bike Hire £20pp

Travel to and from the event.

Onward bike transfers from Carlisle

 

Equipment Required

Medikit
Suncream, blister repair kit, plasters, vaseline, painkillers, sunbloc

Washkit
Pack towel (lifesystems recommended), soap (small bar)
shampoo (not a full size bottle!), toothbrush, toothpaste (small size)

Hill walking items
Sleeping bag or sleeping bag liner - please check whether you require a sleeping bag
Day sack (25-35 litre)
Rucksack liner(s) / plastic liner(s) 
Bladder system (highly recommended - or other water bottles e.g. exercise bottle/Nalgene bottle)
Walking poles (highly recommended)
Sun hat (wide brimmed), neck scarf
Lunches - you may wish to pre-pack lunches, but please check this with us
Snack foods - we recommend good slow burning items - nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars etc.

Warm clothing
Lightweight fleece, medium weight Fleece
Lightweight gloves, heavy gloves (mitten type recommended)
Fleece hat, balaclava

Trek Clothing
Long cotton trekking trousers, 1 pair tracksuit bottoms
Comfortable trekking shirts (long/short sleeved)
Walking boots (broken in with ankle protection)
Gaiters (appropriate to moor wilderness / moorland treks - please ask!)
Walking socks, liner Socks, underwear
1 change of casual evening wear

Waterproofs
Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent) & Outer Waterproof Bottoms

Other
Toilet roll / pack of travel tissues, spare lace, camera, film / memory card / spare battery

Wallet, credit cards, cash, sunglasses, spare comfortable shoes, penknife

Mobile phone (packed in a plastic bag deep inside your day pack!), emergency rations (energy foods - for the tough days on trek), head torch with spare batteries and bulb

Kit Hire

It is possible to hire equipment via our specialist kit hire providers Outdoor Hire Ltd. We have negotiated a 10% discount for all our mountain challengers.

 

Safety Information

By nature all activities contain an element of risk.Your leader will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity, such as mountain safety shelters, walking rope and from time to time mobile radios. Safety equipment carried will be appropriate to trip. The leader's primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions.

 

Weather

Expect everything from sunshine to a full blown blizzard or thick fog and heavy rain - anything is possible… so be prepared! If the event is run in the summer - we shall all keep our fingers crossed and hope for fine weather! We shall check your equipment. If in doubt please ask.

 

 

Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event


To Reserve Your Space on this Challenge

You should fill in the Google Form - linked here below, and then please call us on 01823 444 246 to advise of your payment method. We can accept card payments over the phone, or Bank Transfer. Please note that your space is not confirmed until you have received your booking receipt.

CLICK HERE: Adventure Cafe Challenge Booking Form - For Challenge Events

 

 

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Price on Application

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This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information


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