Hadrian's Wall Trek

Friday 24th - Sunday 26th June 2022

Join us and other local autism charities to take on a weekend hiking along one of the UK's most famous historic landmarks! Full information below.

Want to take part or have questions? Email fundraising@autismhampshire.org.uk

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 marveling 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 1st aid trained tour manager. There will also be a representative from 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 reasonably 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.

Do something amazing! Hadrian's Wall Trek for AutismItinerary:

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 return to camp to check out and head home.
Meals provided: Breakfast, packed lunch

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)

£550 balance raised via sponsorship or self-funded (or a combination of the two) to cover the trip and the fundraising element for the Charity.

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

An information pack from Different Travel can be downloaded here.

Or find out more by watching the Information Evening with Different Travel.

For further information or to register your interest email fundraising@autismhampshire.org.uk

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