Hadrian's Wall Hike
Sunday 26 April 2015
What a wonderful way to support a worthy charity - ticks every box
Take on a challenging hike along the world
famous Hadrian's Wall. Tackling the toughest 9-mile stretch, you
won't only have a fantastic day out and leave with great memories,
you'll also help us save lives.
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Hadrian's Wall Hike event information
This is your chance to walk nine miles along the
famous wall at this World Heritage Site, all in the fight
against heart disease. The route is tough with some brutal
climbs and difficult descents along the way, we strongly recommend
training for this event to make sure your
prepared. Take part on your own or get a team
together to take on this rural walk with some challenging
ascents. Not much of a walker? Our
training guides will get you fit and ready, and we'll be with
you every step of the way.
Registration and fees for 2015
Registration for 2015 is now open - places on this event
are limited to 300 so book up early to avoid missing out.
Note that children must be at least 14 years old to take part
and must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Your entry fee covers the cost of running the event; it’s your
sponsorship money that will help save lives.
Take part as a team
Online registration - Each team member can
register and pay individually online using the links above, making
sure to record the Team name and Team
leader's name where requested.
Pay for your whole team - Online registration
is quick and easy, but if you'd like to register and pay
collectively, you can use this registration
Check out our team registration and fundraising top tips
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Your entry includes
- A medal for all finishers
- A hot drink at the finish line
- Event t-shirt
- Medical support
- Free car parking
- Transport from Housesteads Visitor Centre to start
- Extensive training guidance
- Fundraising support
- A welcome pack containing your participant number and a
sponsorship form. A love note showing your inspiration can be
collected from the start line.
- Water and light snacks available en route and at the
- Thank you certificate
Your entry fee covers the cost of organising
the event; so join the fight for every heartbeat by raising funds.
We are asking you to aim to raise £100 in sponsorship from
Fundraising funds research
that saves lives. In 1961 only 20% of children born
with a heart defect who survived to their first birthday, today
that figure is 80% thanks to investment in research.
For all our success, there's a lot still to be done. Coronary
heart disease is still the UK's single biggest killer. Surgery
techniques can still be improved. And there are exciting
developments in genetics and stem cell technology.
Set up your online sponsorship page
Where your money
Visit our fundraising section for some great
Donwload a sponsorship form
The meeting point for the Hadrian's Wall Hike is Housesteads
Fort Visitor Centre, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, NE47 6NN. Housesteads
is 6 miles north east of Haltwhistle and 34.7 miles west of
Newcastle. The Ordnance Survey reference is 87:NY793 684
From the fort, hikers will be transported to Walltown Crags to
begin the hike back to the finish at Houseteads Fort.
For public transport and accommodation information, visit
Visitor site. There are numerous campsites and B&Bs near
Housesteads Visitor Centre. The closest two campsites are
Wall and Herding Farm.
The main event car park is at Housesteads Visitor
Centre, and if needed and we will also have two
overflow car parks nearby, the first just 3 miles away at Once
Brewed and the second is the car park is 6 miles away at Cawfields.
Shuttle buses will be running from all car parks to the start
On the day
There will be toilets at Walltown Crags, Cawfields, Steel Rigg
(to be confirmed at Once Brewed Visitor Centre, 5 mins walk from
this point) and Housesteads. Water and light snacks will be
available at all of the marshal points - approximately every three
||Sunday 26 April 2015
||8.00am - 10am
||8:15am until 10:30am in waves of 50
Equipment and what to wear
This hike is in a rural location and includes some tough
ascents.This hike is in a rural location and includes some tough
ascents. Please see the kit list for
the equipment we recommend you bring, and make sure you don’t
forget your waterproofs and a water bottle
Remember to Ramp up the Red to show
your support for the fight against heart disease.
This is a challenging hike and you'll need to have a good level
of fitness to take part.
For expert tips, training schedules and advice, visit the training zone. Remember the golden
rules of exercise: start gently, build up gradually and do it
regularly. Make sure you set achievable goals, which help you to
monitor your fitness and boost your confidence when you achieve
them. Always wear appropriate gear, and if you have any medical
condition or health concerns that may affect you on the day, speak
to your doctor about it prior to the event.
tips and advice
Every Footstep Counts
Please do your bit to help the environment and help preserve
this great trail. Please read the
Hadrian’s Wall’s own code prior to the event as well as the
Countryside Code and observe these rules during BHF Hadrian’s
Keeping you safe
This event is fully marshaled for your safety, and roaming
first aid support is provided. We do recommend that everyone
taking part walks in groups of two or more so you can also
look out for each other, plus it’s much more fun and sociable this
Spectators can meet participants at marshal points along the
route, i.e. Cawfields and Steel Rigg. A recommended cheering
point is the finish at Housesteads Visitor Centre
Dogs are welcome to take part but must be kept on a lead at ALL
times. April is lambing season so dogs can't be allowed to
run free. And don’t forget your pooper scooper!
We're on the lookout for volunteers. From meeting and greeting
to giving out medals at the finish line we'd love your
register with us if you'd like to volunteer.
Hadrian’s Wall History
The route you will be walking is steeped in
history. If you are interested in finding out more
about the Roman’s and the building of the wall you can find out
more from the Hadrian’s
Wall Trust. Did you know that it took 15 years to build
the wall and 18,000 soldier’s worked on it, or that it was made
using 4 million tonnes of stone?
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