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Hadrian's Wall Path Official National Trail Guide

Hadrian's Wall Path Official National Trail Guide

by: Anthony Burton
Since it opened in 2003 Hadrian's Wall Path has become one of Britain's most popular long distance paths. Its 84 miles are a convenient week's walking, shadowing for the most part the historic line of Hadrian's Wall in its spectacular progress across the superbly wild landscape of the north of England.

Starting in what used to be Tyneside's shipbuilding heart, and joining Newcsatle in the east with Carlisle in the west it takes you via the extraordinary Roman forts of Vindolanda and Housesteads, close to handsome towns like Hexham and Corbridge, to the finish on the lonely shores of the Solway Firth with views of Scotland. Much of the Hadrian's Wall route lies within a World Heritage Site, and there are many opportunities to explore the fascinating history of four centuries of Roman rule

This is the complete, official guide for the long distance walker or the weekend stroller and it contains an excellent introduction to the history of the wall. All you need is this one book. It contains the entire route split into six convenient day-walk sections; 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey maps for each section, marked with points of special interest; walks to and from major archaeological sites off the main route; route information on each section, with colour photographs and notes on nearby features; background information on archaeology, local history, wildlife, geology, industry and land use; details of public transport, villages on or near the route with facilities for walkers, useful organisations and accommodation.

The walk sections are:
Wallsend to Heddon-on-the-Wall - 15 miles
Heddon-on-the-Wall to Chollerford - 15.25 miles
Chollerford to Steel Rigg - 12 miles
Steel Rigg to Walton - 16.25 miles
Walton to Carlisle - 11 miles
Carlisle to Bowness-on-Solway - 14.25 miles

ISBN 9781845138080 Pages 141 (2012) 130mm x 210mm

Price: 7.95