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Hadrian’s Wall Path, 84 miles from end to end, follows the course of northern Europe’s largest surviving Roman monument, a 2nd-century fortification built – in the border country between England and Scotland – on the orders of the Emperor Hadrian in AD122.
Opened in 2003, the path crosses the beautiful border country between England and Scotland. It is the first National Trail to follow the course of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This week-long walk is regarded as one of the least challenging National Trails.
Henry Stedman is a hiker of considerable experience, having hiked in many parts of Europe, Asia and Africa. He has been writing guidebooks for more than 15 years.
INTRODUCTION (1) PART 1: PLANNING YOUR WALK – About the Hadrian's Wall Path (History, How difficult is the Hadrian's Wall Path?, How long do you need?), Practical information for the visitor (Accommodation, Food and drink, Money, Other services, Information for foreign visitors, Walking companies), Budgeting (Accommodation, Extras), When to go (Seasons, Temperature and rainfall, Daylight hours, Annual events), Itineraries (Which direction? Highlights, Village and town facilities, Suggested itineraries, Hillwalking side trips, Mountain biking, Walking with dogs), What to take (Keep it light, How to carry it, Footwear, Clothes, Toiletries, First-aid kit, General items, Sleeping bag, Camping gear, Money, Maps, Recommended reading), Getting to and from the Hadrian's Wall Path (National transport, Getting to Britain, Local transport, Local transport map and details) Sources of further information (2) PART 2: MINIMUM IMPACT TREKKING Economic impact, Environmental impact, Access, Outdoor safety (Avoidance of hazards, Weather forecasts, Blisters, Hypothermia, Heat exhaustion and heatstroke, Sunburn) (3) PART 3: THE ENVIRONMENT AND NATURE Conserving the Hadrian's Wall Path (Natural Heritage, Campaigning & conservation organizations), Fauna and flora (Mammals, Reptiles, Birds, Trees, Flowers (4) PART 4: NEWCASTLE City guide (Orientation, Arrival and departure, Getting around, Services, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, What to see) (5) PART 5: ROUTE GUIDE & MAPS Using this guide, Stage 1: Wallsend to Heddon-on-the-Wall (Maps 1-6) (Segedunum, Heddon-on-the-Wall), Stage 2: Heddon-on-the-Wall to Chollerford (Maps 6-13, Wall, Chollerford, Chesters), The Corbridge-Hexham alternative (Maps 10a-12, From the Hadrian’s Wall Trail to Corbridge, Corbridge, Corstopitum, Corbridge to Hexham, Hexham, Hexham to Acomb and the Hadrian’s Wall Trail, Acomb), Stage 3: Chollerford to Once Brewed/Steel Rigg (Maps 13-18, Housesteads, Once Brewed, Vindolanda), Stage 4: Once Brewed/Steel Rigg to Banks (Maps 18-24, Haltwhistle, Greenhead, Gilsland, Birdoswald, Banks) Stage 5: Banks to Carlisle (Maps 24-30, Walton, Brampton, Crosby-on-Eden, Carlisle), Stage 6: Carlisle to Bowness on Solway (Maps 31-36, Burgh-by-Sands, Drumburgh, Port Carlisle, Bowness-on-Solway), (6) INDEX