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Hadrians Wall Trek 6 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 AD 122 under the orders of Emperor Hadrian to mark the northern edge of the Roman empire. The route takes in a variety of terrain including river paths, farmland, rugged moorland and open salt marshes. The highest point 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.
Day 1 - Wallsend-on-Tyne - Heddon - 15 miles (NB Meet for brief at 08:30)
Day 2 - Heddon - Chollerford - 15 miles
Day 3 - Chollerford - Greenhead - 19 miles
Day 4 - Greenhead - Newtown - 11 miles
Day 5 - Newton - Carlisle - 10 miles
Day 6 - Carlisle - Bowness-on-Solway - 14 miles (expect to finish by approx. 16:00 in time for return travel to Newcastle by train)
5 nights bunkhouse or B&B accommodation.
What is a Level 3.0 Trekking Challenge Like?
These challenges are either longer, higher, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 9 hours trekking. In the case of a multi day trek, you can expect a lower daily duration, but of course the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be keen on physical exercise for these events, and to enjoy taking exercise, and do it regularly. Longer duration long haul treks are likely to be easier in terms of the physical walking, however you will need to be more resilient, due to simple living conditions. UK single day or weekend level 3 treks are suited to walkers and trekkers with some previous history of upland walking or alternatively a good amount of lowland training behind them.
How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.0 ‘Trek’?
You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing very long walks in the countryside; 7 hours plus . You should be doing regular exercise, possibly with some running. Your running speed will be fairly steady; nothing too fast, and you should be able to run a minimum of 4 miles. If you do not run, you should be concentrating on other types of exercise but for longer periods of time (i.e. sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs). These other forms of exercise should be at a moderate to high level. e.g. spinning, circuits, swimming, or other sports.
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.
5 nights bunkhouse / B&B accommodation (including breakfast).
Excluded From Trip
Travel to the start of the walk and return travel from the end of the walk.
Accommodation on the night before the event, and the night after (you will need to be at the start at approximately 08:30 in Newcastle Wallsend for a briefing and kit check).
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.
Expect everything from sunshine to a full blown blizzard or thick fog and heavy rain - anything is possible… so be prepared! We shall check your equipment. If in doubt please ask.
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