Hadrian’s Wall Trek
Autism Wessex has teamed up with other regional autism charities to create this bespoke challenge, specifically to raise awareness and funds for autism.
Whilst you will be raising money for Autism Wessex, everyone on the trip will share the common goal of supporting their local autism charity.
About the trip:
Friday 24 - Sunday 26 June 2022
Step back in time and spend the weekend hiking along one of the UK’s most famous historic landmarks.
Hadrian’s Wall spans 73 miles from coast to coast but we will be exploring a small section of this remarkable Roman monument and UNESCO World Heritage site on our two-day trek. The challenge route is approximately 25 miles (41km) across some of the most beautiful, rugged borderlands of England.
We will follow the wall on an easterly route from Lanercrost Priory to Brocolitia as it cuts through Northumberland National Park. You will spend the weekend marvelling at the remains of this incredible feat of Roman engineering within the spectacular landscape of upland Britain. The trip is organised by the experienced Different Travel Company and includes a walking guide and First Aid trained tour manager. There will also be a representative from one of the charities joining you on the trip.
How challenging is it?
This is a moderate to challenging trip. The route is relatively easy and anyone who is reasonable fit can walk the Hadrian’s Wall path. The 23-mile section between Chollerford and Birdoswald (which we will be trekking) is classed as the most difficult with its short climbs and descents.
Day 1 – Arrival at Hadrian’s Wall Campsite
You should arrive at the campsite and pitch your tent no later than 6pm, so there is time for you to meet the group and have a challenge briefing over dinner.
Meals provided: Dinner
Day 2 – Lanercost Priory to Camp: approx. 15 miles (24km)
We set off by minibus after breakfast to the starting point of our walk and into the Northumberland National Park to walk alongside the most visible parts of the wall. Arriving back to camp by foot for a well-earned dinner.
Meals provided: Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner
Day 3 – Camp to Brocolitia: approx. 10 miles (17km)
Setting off directly from the campsite we continue our walk east along the wall, passing the picture postcard Sycamore Gap before finishing at the third century temple ruins of Brocolitia. We will be picked up by mini-bus and returned to camp to check out and head home.
Meals provided: Breakfast, packed lunch
The campsite where we will stay is located in a small secluded site close to Hadrian’s Wall in the peaceful countryside of the Tyne Valley. It is 2 miles north of Melkridge village in the historic and scenic border territory of Northumberland. There are hot showers, toilets, Wi-Fi, electric hook ups, laundry room and cook house.
Cost of the Trip:
£95 non-refundable registration fee (paid directly to Different Travel at the time of booking your place).
£550 balance raised via sponsorship or self-funded (or a combination of the two) to cover the remaining cost of the trip and a donation to Autism Wessex.
We ask that a minimum of £440 is raised / paid to Autism Wessex by the end of April 2022 with the balance of £110 by the end of June 2022.
2 nights pitch at campsite
2 evening meals, 2 packed lunch and 2 breakfasts
Transport between campsite and walk start/finish points
UK walking guide
UK Different Travel tour manager
What's not included?
Personal expenses (e.g. extra snacks or drinks in campsite etc.)
Transport to/from campsite from your home
Tent & Camping equipment
For more information or to register your interest please contact
Carol Borwick on 01202 483360 or at [email protected]