Hadrians 4 Day Extreme Coast to Coast Picture 1
Hadrians 4 Day Extreme Coast to Coast Picture 1

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Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  345m

Dist:  142km

Min age:  18

Duration:  6

Bowness on Solway to Wallsend Trek in 4 Days

Trek Adventure

Take on our toughest Hadrians Wall itinerary walking the width of the country from Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend in just 4 huge days! 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. This is a super tough challenge with a full marathon distance of 42km on Day 1, 29km on Day 2 and then yes another full on marathon distance of 42km with a 30km day to finish. Please note this can also be delivered as a two day itinerary with either 28 miles/45km along the central highlights or 56 miles/90km from Carlisle to Heddon on the Wall. Please ask for more details.

Starting at Bowness-on-Solway and finishing in Wallsend, Hadrian’s Wall was a 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 the entire width of the country in just 4 days, with two days at full marathon distances. Yikes, this is going to be full on!!! Not to be underestimated, this is a mega mega tough challenge! PLEASE NOTE YOU CAN SHORTEN THE DISTANCES BY WALKING FROM CARLISLE TO NEWCASTLE IN 4 DAYS OR SPREAD THIS ROUTE OVER 5 DAYS. PLEASE ASK FOR DETAILS!



Day 1 - Arrive at Carlisle by 20:00 for dinner and evening briefing.

Day 2 - Short transfer to start of the trek in Bowness-on-Solway. Walk 42km to Walton!

Day 3 - Walton to Once Brewed - approx 28km

Day 4 - Once Brewed to Heddon on the Wall -  approx 42km!

Day 5 - Heddon on the Wall to Wallsend. Train to Newcastle for well deserved celebrations!

Day 6 - Breakfast and make your way home. 


Route Map


5 nights accommodation. 


What is a Level 5.0 Trekking Challenge Like?

For all of these events, we need to have a thorough referral on your fitness and endurance levels. These are serious challenges, and need to be approached seriously. You should have a lengthy history of completing challenges, and we shall ask for details and timings of your previous events. Trekking or running days can last up to 16 hours (running would be less), and can have extreme levels of hill climbing. You need excellent leg strength, endurance, and aerobic capacity. You will also need excellent resilience, in the face of altitude, the weather, as well as the normal physical nature of the challenge. Often these events involve some form of running - or at least fast movement over the ground. You should have good, well tested equipment, to suit the event you are taking part in.


How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 5.0 ‘Trek’?

You consider yourself to have a very good to excellent level of fitness and endurance. You regularly push your limits and undertake strenuous exercise regularly. You must be capable of running 15km inside 90 minutes. If you go out walking in the English countryside, a walk of 8 hours and 22 miles should not present you with any difficulty. You should be able to walk up steep hills fast, and for long periods, climbing a peak like Ben Nevis via the tourist path should be easy to you, and you should enjoy striding fast up the climb. You would be able to climb Snowdon in under 1 hour and 45 minutes via the Miners or Pyg Track. You should also be very well prepared in terms of your personal equipment, especially your boots.


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.
Qualified, Experienced leader.
5 nights accommodation. (Bunkhouse, B&B, Hotel options)
5 breakfasts.

Transfer to statr of trek


Excluded From Trip

Dinners & lunches

Travel to and from the event.


Equipment Required

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.

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

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

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.



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.


Notes on Trekking Events

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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



Guide price

Price on Application



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

Event Location

Hadrians 4 Day Extreme Coast to Coast Picture 2
Hadrians 4 Day Extreme Coast to Coast Picture 2

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