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#42874 - 22/08/06 09:32 PM Starting East Side 10 Sept
Rufus Offline

Registered: 29/04/06
Posts: 15
Loc: UK

starting Hadrians Wall walk from Newcastle on Sunday 10th September, planning to arrive at Bowness on Friday 15th September. I will be camping and accompanied by my faithful hound, a well shorn Cocker Spanial (in case it rains),


#42875 - 24/08/06 07:10 PM Re: Starting East Side 10 Sept
Wasted_ace Offline

Registered: 20/05/06
Posts: 10
Loc: United Kingdom
Good luck Rufus.
I was tempted to give the Hadrians Wall LDP a go this year but opted for the superb Cleveland Way.
Finished last tuesday and despite the weather it was great.
Maybe do the H/W next year.

#42876 - 26/08/06 10:51 PM Re: Starting East Side 10 Sept
landryrk Offline
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Registered: 17/11/05
Posts: 275
Loc: Austin, Texas

After doing the C2C in September 2004 and the Cotswolds Way in May/June 2006, Hadrian's Wall is our next LDP.

Can you tell us which guidebook & maps you are using?
The older we get, the better we were.

C2C September 2004
Cotswolds Way May-June 2006
Dingle Way August-September 2007
Hadrian's Wall September 2009
Essex Way April 2013

#42877 - 27/08/06 10:06 AM Re: Starting East Side 10 Sept
Rufus Offline

Registered: 29/04/06
Posts: 15
Loc: UK
Hi Landryrk,

I am using Harveys strip map and thr Trailblazer Guide, both of which I used on the Penine Way in Spring and found excellent. In fact I found the Trailblazer Guide invaluable but you would need a current copy as some of the information could become dated (especially accommodation). I only needed to use the Harveys if I needed an overview,


#42878 - 27/08/06 12:09 PM Re: Starting East Side 10 Sept
Kite21 Offline

Registered: 31/07/05
Posts: 85
Loc: Chester, UK
Hadrian's Wall is a great walk. It's fun and very friendly...but it can be pretty challenging in parts.

It's special to me cos it was my first LDP.

If you're interested in the history as well as the walking, you must do the detour to Vindolanda. It might add as much as a couple of miles to your day, but it is an astonishing site. I had a chat to the archaeologists who told me loads about what they'd found etc. Well worth a detour.

#42879 - 05/10/06 04:56 AM Re: Starting East Side 10 Sept
HikeMania Offline

Registered: 02/04/05
Posts: 110
Rufus -- how was your walk? Anything good/bad that you'd like to pass along to those of us planning to walk in the somewhat-near future?

#42880 - 05/10/06 12:28 PM Re: Starting East Side 10 Sept
Onslow2 Offline

Registered: 07/04/06
Posts: 128
This was also my first walk.

It is definely a nice walk. Not particularly challenging with the exception of the Crags section which also is part of the Pennine Way.

Highly recommended stops allong the way are the forts at Chesters, Houseteds and Vindolanda.

If you do it East to West, make sure to stop at the Kings Arms in Bowness for a pint as well as sign and read the "Completion Book" . Some of the entries are brilliant to say the least.


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