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Hadrian's Wall Path: Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway

Hadrian's Wall Path: Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway

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Contents


Contents | Introduction | About Hadrian's Wall Path | Planning your walk | Using this guide | Sample route guide: Heddon-on-the-Wall to Chollerford


 

INTRODUCTION

PART 1: PLANNING YOUR WALK

    About the Hadrian’s Wall Path
    The history of the Wall 9 – The Romans in Britain 14 – Life in Roman
    Britain 18 – How difficult is the Hadrian’s Wall Path? 20 – GPS 21
    How long do you need? 22 – Some statistics 23

    Practical information for the walker
    Accommodation 24 – Food and drink 27 – Money 29 – Information for
    foreign visitors 30 – Other services 31 – Walking companies 31

    Budgeting 35

    When to go
    Seasons 36 – Rainfall 37 – Daylight hours 38 – Annual events 38

    Itineraries
    Suggested itineraries 39 – Which direction? 39 – Side trips 41 – Hadrian’s
    Wall highlights 41 – Village and town facilities table 42 – Taking dogs
    along the Hadrian’s Wall Path 44

    What to take
    Keep your luggage light 45 – How to carry it 45 – Footwear 46 – Clothes 47
    Toiletries 47 – First-aid kit 48 – General items 48 – Camping gear 48
    Money 48 – Hadrian’s Wall Passport 49 – Documents 49 – Maps 49
    Recommended reading 50 – Sources of further information 52

    Getting to and from the Hadrian’s Wall Path
    National transport 53 – Getting to Britain 54 – Local transport 56

PART 2: THE ENVIRONMENT AND NATURE

    Flora and fauna
    Mammals 59 – Reptiles and fish 61 – Birds 61 – Trees 63 – Flowers 64

    Conservation
    Government agencies and schemes 65

PART 3: MINIMUM IMPACT AND OUTDOOR SAFETY


    Minimum impact walking
    Hadrian’s Wall Code of Respect 68 – Economic impact 68
    Environmental impact 69 – Access 71

Outdoor safety
    Avoidance of hazards 72 – Weather forecasts 73 – Blisters 73
    Hypothermia, hyperthermia and sunburn 74

PART 4: NEWCASTLE


    City guide
    Arrival 75 – Transport 76 – Services 77 – Where to stay 77
    Where to eat and drink 82 – Nightlife 85 – What to see and do 86

PART 5: ROUTE GUIDE AND MAPS

    Using this guide
    Trail maps 92

    The trail guide: Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway
    Wallsend to Heddon-on-the-Wall 93
    Segedunum 93 – Wylam 107 – Heddon-on-the-Wall 107

    Heddon-on-the-Wall to Chollerford 108
    East Wallhouses 114 – Wall 120 – Chollerford 122 – Chesters 124
    The Corbridge–Hexham–Acomb alternative 125 (Corbridge 125,
    Corbridge Roman Town/Corstopitum 130, Hexham 132, Acomb 136)

    Chollerford to Steel Rigg (for Once Brewed)
138
    Housesteads 148 – Once Brewed 152 – Vindolanda 155

    Steel Rigg to Banks 156
    Haltwhistle 160 – Greenhead 166 – Gilsland 167 – Birdoswald 172
    Banks 174

    Banks to Carlisle 174
    Walton 175 – Brampton 179 – Crosby-on-Eden 183 – Carlisle 188

    Carlisle to Bowness-on-Solway 193
    Burgh-by-Sands 196 – Boustead Hill 198 – Drumburgh 200
    Port Carlisle 204 – Bowness-on-Solway 205

    Map key 207

APPENDICES

    A: Glossary 208
    B: GPS waypoints list 209
    C: Bus timetables 212

INDEX 214

Hadrian's Wall Path: Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway

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