All the mapping you need to complete the 84 mile (135 km) Hadrian's Wall Path from Bowness-on-Solway in Cumbria to Wallsend, Newcastle. One of the UK's most visited national trails, it typically takes a week to walk, and is suitable for walkers and trekkers at all levels of experience. This book of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer maps has been designed for convenient use on the trail. It shows the full and up-to-date line of the Hadrian's Wall Path, along with the relevant extract from the OS Explorer map legend. It can be used when walking the trail west-east or east-west, and includes an extension to the east coast at South Shields. It is conveniently sized for slipping into a jacket pocket or top of a rucksack and comes in a clear PVC sleeve. Begun in AD122 and stretching from the River Tyne to the Solway Firth, Hadrian's Wall is the best preserved frontier from the classical Roman Empire. Today it is a World Heritage Site, with iconic scenery and fascinating archaeological remains.
Contents and using this guide
Section 1 Bowness-on-Solway to Burgh-by-Sands
Section 2 Burgh-by-Sands to Carlisle
Section 3 Carlisle to Newtown
Section 4 Newtown to Birdoswald
Section 5 Birdoswald to Steel Rigg
Section 6 Steel Rigg to Brocolitia
Section 7 Brocolitia to Portgate
Section 8 Portgate to Heddon-on-the-Wall
Section 9 Heddon-on-the-Wall to Newcastle Quayside
Section 10 Newcastle Quayside to South Shields
Extract from OS Explorer map legend
In 1980 Mark Richards began his three-part guide to the Peak District for Cicerone Press, and in 1987, with Chris Wright, wrote a guide to walking around the former county of Westmorland. He now lives in Cumbria and, after 14 years' dedicated research, has completed his series of Lakeland Fellranger guides covering the entire region. Mark lives close to Hadrian's Wall, enabling him to renew a fascination kindled when he first prepared a guide to walking the Wall in 1991.