Trek one of the most historic and iconic landmarks in the United Kingdom to raise vital funds to support autistic people right across the North East! We've teamed up with a number of regional Autism charities from across the UK to bring you this amazing challenge - trekking a 25 mile (41km) long stretch of this piece of history, right in our own back yard.

We will follow the wall on an easterly route from Lanercrost Priory to Brocolitia as it cuts through Northumberland National Park, spending the weekend marvelling at the remains of this incredible feat of Roman engineering within the spectacular landscape of upland Britain.

Itinerary

Friday 24 June 2022

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

Saturday 25 June 2022

Lanercost Priory to Camp
After an early breakfast, we set off by minibus to the starting point of our walk. Walking eastwards, we set off along a small road which passes through several villages before we head up a ridge which runs alongside the wall. Our first large ruin is the Birdoswald Roman Fort, high above the village of Gilsland.
We continue into the Northumberland National Park and walk alongside the most visible parts of the wall. This section over The Crags is considered the most difficult but the breath-taking views over the countryside are worth it. Tonight we will arrive back to our campsite by foot for a well-earned dinner.
Trekking distance: Approx. 15 miles (24km)
Meals Provided: Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner

Sunday 26 June 2022

Camp to Brocolitia
Today we set off directly from the campsite and continue our walk east along the wall, where you will have great views towards Wark Forest and the barren Northumberland Highlands. Using the wall as our guide we will continue over clifftops and crags over undulating paths and past several lakes. We will pass the picture postcard Sycamore Gap and Houseteads Roman Fort before heading on to our final destination – the third century temple ruins of Brocolitia. We will be picked up by mini-bus and return to camp to check out and head home.
Trekking distance: Approx. 10 miles (17km)
Meals Provided: Breakfast, packed lunch

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.

Accommodation

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)

£560 balance raised via sponsorship or self-funded (or a combination of the two) to cover the trip and a donation to Charity.

Fundraising

Due to the nature of this challenge, you will be asked to have raised at least 80% of your sponsorship target 8 weeks before the event. If you have not achieved this by this date, North East Autism Society reserves the right to withdraw your entry from the event. You will receive help and support from the NEAS fundraising team throughout the build up to the event to help you maximise your fundraising potential and to give you the best opportunity to take part.

What's included? 

  • 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
  • Travel insurance
  • Trekking kit
  • Tent & Camping equipment

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