Hadrian’s Wall & the Lake District

England
Trekking
Self-Guided
Panoramic view from Hadrian's Wall Walking Tour

Hadrian’s Wall & the Lake District

Prices

From $825USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Discover the rolling landscapes and vast history spanning England’s countryside

Discover the remnants of Roman ruins dotting England as you embark on a pilgrimage along Hadrian’s Wall.

Enjoy the England’s incredible Lake District, home to some of the best walking in all of Europe.

Explore the depths of Keswick’s vast scenery on a cruise on Derwentwater or by walking the nearby hills.

Spend pleasant evenings relaxing in the quiet, charming atmosphere of local pubs.

Explore the best of Northern England on this self-guided walking tour that combines the Lake District and part of Hadrian’s Wall Path.

The Hadrian’s Wall and English Lake District walking tour will have you walking through history and ruins, or basking in the glistening lakes spanning England’s beautiful north.

The first half of this journey will take you—by foot—along Hadrian’s Wall, where undulations carved out in the hilly landscape and the history of the 2,000-year-old Hadrian’s Wall combine to form one unforgettable experience. In the second half of the tour, you will spend time soaking in England’s Lake District, a prized and rare natural hotspot that has attracted vacation-goers for over 300 years.

Hadrian's Wall and The English Lake District Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Carlisle to Banks

Begin this seven-day exploration of England’s countryside in Carlisle! Start your 21 km trek to Banks in the early morning. Opt to check out a historical masterpiece—Carlisle Castle—for a £9.00 entry fee (paid locally) before you hit the trail. Keep in mind that this activity is time dependant. This portion of the walk will take you through fields of farmland, propelling your chances of encountering a collection of animals en route. Spend the night relaxing in Banks.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Banks
Distance
21 km
Meals
None

Day 2 Walk to Once Brewed

Munch on breakfast, tie up your laces and get ready for a day of winding through farmland. But today's journey will also introduce you to some remnants of ancient Roman history. Stumble upon the most preserved turret on the west end of Hadrian’s Wall at the beginning of your journey. Pass by another ancient relic—Thirwall Castle—en route. Recharge in Once Brewed overnight.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Once Brewed
Distance
21 km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Walk to Chollerford

Expect to encounter an explosion of ruins on today’s 20-km promenade. Begin your day with breakfast before you commence on a journey that will have you marvelling at how Hadrian’s Wall falls with the undulations engraved in the landscape while scenic views blanket the space below. Admire the turrets, fortresses, and other Roman remains as you walk. Check into your hotel in Chollerford and enjoy a pleasant, chilled-out evening.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Chollerford
Distance
20 km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Transfer to Keswick

Take a mid-morning transfer from Chollerford to Keswick. Reach the quaint town of Keswick and be captivated by this pretty town. Enjoy a wander in the charming town of Keswick. If you’re keen, try and fit in a quick hike, such as to nearby Catbells, an 8 mile roundtrip. Spend the night at a hotel in Keswick.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Keswick
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Explore the Lake District

Spend the day soaking up valuable lakeside activities! You have the option of enjoying one of the many nearby walks or to tap into luxury and go on a cruise on Derwentwater! Enjoy a spectacle of views, including a glimpse of the fourth-highest mountain in England. Discover the vast vistas and significant natural attractions spanning the area on this cruise. Spend the evening exploring and chilling in Keswick.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Keswick
Distance
Optional
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Explore the Lake District

Today is another day to explore a new walking route in the Lake District. Jump on a local bus to one of the many exceptional walks. Return to Keswick and spend the remainder of the day basking in Keswick’s laidback atmosphere and marvelling at the enjoyable views tucked into the corner of England’s countryside.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Keswick
Distance
Optional
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Farewell

Eat breakfast, say your goodbyes, and depart Keswick.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Hadrian's Wall and The English Lake District Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided walking tour in England is always run as a custom tour for your group only and the price is fixed per person staying in a double room. Single rooms are also possible on request for an extra charge. Please note, that booking this tour on short notice might increase the tour price, as the accommodation options here are limited and on high demand. The best time to travel to England for this walking tour is from mid-April to the end of October.

  • Price per person staying in a double room - £675GBP
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Accommodation on Hadrian's Wall and The English Lake District Tour

This tour includes accommodation in cozy guest houses and hotels. Each room offers modern amenities that will help to elevate your level of comfort after a long day of hiking. Expect to stay in a room with another member of the tour or upgrade to single occupancy for an additional fee.

Note that specific accommodation may vary based on availability but will be substituted with accommodations of a similar standard.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Single rooms for this tour are on request, and the price depends on the season, availability, and the number of days left until your travel. Please inquire to find out more.

Quarryside Inn in Banks

Let this quaint farmhouse relax you during your stay. To top it off, Quarryside Inn comes with Wi-Fi, free breakfast, and a TV in your room.

The Twice Brewed Inn in Once Brewed

The Twice Brewed Inn grants trekkers with the ideal mid-trip getaway: free Wi-Fi and breakfast, a bar, restaurant, coffee shop, and a TV in your room.

Simonburn Tearooms and B&B in Chollerford

This lovely B&B, complete with a lush outdoor seating area, will have you feeling relaxed and full. They serve amazing British cuisine that can cater to special diets.

Crow Park Hotel in Keswick

Spend your last night resting at Crow Park Hotel in Keswick. Enjoy the Wi-Fi, free breakfast, bar, and restaurant. Opt to rent bikes and explore the town!

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Hadrian's Wall and The English Lake District Tour?

Meals

6 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 6 nights along the tour are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for your luggage is included throughout the tour. You must make a way to the start of the trail yourself and you will have to pay for public transport transfers during the tour.

Also Included

  • Detailed route guide
  • Taxes

Not included

  • Guide services
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Transport
  • Cruise on Derwentwater
  • Anything not stated as ‘included’
  • Public transport from Chollerford to Keswick

Optional Extras

  • Entry to the Carlisle Castle - £25GBP per person
  • Extra night before or after the tour
  • Transport from Newcastle to start the tour

Frequenty Asked Questions about Hadrian’s Wall & the Lake District

How hard is the Hadrian's Wall and The English Lake District Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. Although the distances of this tour are not very long, the terrain is uneven with constant elevation gain and loss. You can alter your walks in the Lake District to suit your requirements.

Do I need a visa to travel to England?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel as you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided all the information on which direction you need to go daily. You don’t need to carry lots of things with you and can only carry your daypack, as your luggage will be picked up from your hotel daily in the morning and delivered to your destination hotel.

Are meals included on the Hadrian's Wall and The English Lake District Tour?

6 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have Health and Medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Carlisle to start this tour?

Carlisle can be reached by train from all the major cities in England. The closest big city is Newcastle, with regular buses and trains.

Is the Hadrian's Wall and The English Lake District Tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide speaks English.

Where does the Hadrian's Wall and The English Lake District Tour end?

The tour ends in Keswick.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to England?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for England?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

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EasyWays can also offer classic Scottish experiences to complement their walking tours, including distillery visits, Highland Games tickets, and visits to cultural and historical places of significance.

EasyWays has also expanded into Spain and Italy to offer more walking tours than ever before.

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Prices

From $825USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. Although the distances of this tour are not very long, the terrain is uneven with constant elevation gain and loss. You can alter your walks in the Lake District to suit your requirements.

Local guide

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Falkirk, Scotland

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