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The Best of Hadrian's Wall - Sycamore Gap and Housesteads Fort
The Best of Hadrian's Wall - Sycamore Gap and Housesteads Fort

Thu, 26 May



The Best of Hadrian's Wall - Sycamore Gap and Housesteads Fort

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Time & Location

26 May 2022, 18:00 – 29 May 2022, 21:00

Hexham, Hexham NE46, UK

About the Event

Book a deposit now and pay the remainder up to four weeks before the trip starts

Hadrian's Wall is a 73-mile long trail that takes 5 to 7 days to hike.

On this trip, we will skip all the boring parts and hike the two best stretches of the wall including the most famous, the Sycamore Gap.

The hikes are moderate and can be completed by anyone who can run 3 kilometres non-stop. That is not to say we are running, this is to give you an idea of the fitness level you need to have.

As in all of our trips, we don't hike to achieve the most miles in the least amount of time. We hike to enjoy the views, recharge our mental health and chat with new people who share a love for the outdoors.



6 pm - Meet at the meeting point set out below

6:15 pm - Drive to our first hotel partway to Hexham with two service station stops for dinner and loo

Midnight - Arrive at our hotel


8 am - Breakfast

9 am - Leave the hotel and drive to Housesteads

Hike fo the Day

Sycamore Gap and Housesteads Circular Hike

Length: 10 miles

Distance: 5 to 6 hours including a few breaks

This beautiful walk takes us through undulating paths and woodland to several beautiful landmarks along the Roman Hadrian's Wall. Starting at Bardon Mill, we walk past the auxiliary fort of Vindolanda before crossing the Military Road and ascending to the stunning viewpoint at Steel Rigg. We then follow the Wall, past some milecastles and the famous Sycamore Gap, until we reach the fort of Housesteads, and return back to Bardon Mill.

We check into our lovely hostel, leave our things and go out for dinner and some fun.


9 am - Breakfast

10 am - Leave the hostel 

Hike of the Day

Thirlwall Castle, Inner Dodd Circular

Length: 10 miles

Distance: 5 hours including a few breaks

The rest of the afternoon will be enjoyed according to the weather. If it is lovely warm we will picnic at a lake for a swim or anything else we fancy doing.


9 am - Breakfast 

10 am - Leave the hostel and drive home


£256 - price per person

Pay a £50 deposit now and the remainder up to the 26th of April


Round travel from London and back, plus during the trip 

3 nights accommodation in shared rooms

Guided hikes


Meals including breakfasts

Anything else not mentioned above


A full kit list will be sent to you, but these are the basics:

- Sturdy shoes for the hike, preferably a hiking shoe, otherwise good trainers;

- A Waterproof Jacket

- Hiking or running clothes including a few warm layers

- A backpack - A water bottle; - Packed lunch and snacks.


1 - It is your responsibility to ensure the email you provide is valid and that you will check messages including your spam box.

2 - This is an outdoor hike. You must ensure you are fit and have adequate insurance to cover you in case of an accident. The guide or anyone else involved in organising this trip does not accept responsibilities for injuries, loss or death during this trip.

3 - Refunds due to illness or any other unforeseen events are not possible, but good travel insurance should cover you in such cases.

4- A full refund will be offered if we cancel the trip at any time for any reason.


  • Sycamore Gap - Deposit

    This is a deposit for one person. It includes accommodation in a shared room

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