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Hadrians Wall Trek 2 Day Walk
Take yourself back in history and walk 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.
Starting at Wallsend-on-Tyne and finishing at Bowness-on-Solway, Hadrian’s Wall was an 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 compresses some of the best parts into two days of trekking.
Day 1 - Arrive at Challenge base accommodation in Carlisle by 20:00 for dinner and evening briefing.
Day 2 - Transfer to Chesters Roman Fort - Walk to Greenhead - approx 29.3km.
Day 3 - Greenhead > Carlisle - approx 34.7km Return to accommodation.
- Option for shorter day 2 finishing in Brampton 18km
Day 4 - Easy relaxed morning, before departing for home at leisure.
3 nights bunkhouse or B&B accommodation.
What is a Level 2.0 Trekking Challenge Like?
For this type of challenge - you can expect either distance (up to 12 or 15 miles), or altitude gain - around 700m. But not both! If you climb, then the distance will be less, if you cover the distance, then the altitude gain will be little. Typically conditions underfoot will be good - although there are exceptions to this. If you encounter rough conditions underfoot, then the distance / altitude will be reduced. These events would suit someone of good all round fitness, who takes exercise regularly - without necessarily being of high fitness.
How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 2.0 ‘Trek’?
You must be active and with moderate fitness level. You should be taking regular exercise, consisting of regular walks and possibly other sports (swimming / football etc.) You should be comfortable in undertaking long country walks of up to 7 hours or 15 miles in the lowland English countryside.
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.
Qualified, Experienced leader.
3 nights bunkhouse / B&B accommodation.
Excluded From Trip
Lunches & dinners.
Travel to and from the event.
Suncream, blister repair kit, plasters, vaseline, painkillers, sunbloc
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.
Lightweight fleece, medium weight Fleece
Lightweight gloves, heavy gloves (mitten type recommended)
Fleece hat, balaclava
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
Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent) & Outer Waterproof Bottoms
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
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.
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.
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.
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