Sunday 7 May 2017
By signing up to explore and hike the most challenging section of this historic wall, you will join the fight against heart disease.
9 miles of challenging ascents, deep descents and breath-taking views with every step – sign up today and take part!
Early bird prices are in place until 31 January 2017 - so sign up today!
Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event, but it's the money you raise that powers our life saving research, so our fundraising target for this event is at least £150.
Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Entry for Under 18's has to be done by downloading the entry form above.
Interested in taking part as a team? Speak to our Events team by calling 0845 130 8663 or emailing [email protected]
Your entry includes
- Route map
- Preparation guide
- Fundraising support
- Event tshirt to collect on arrival
- Medical support
- Transport from your allocated car park to the start location
- A medal for all finishers
- Donation for the upkeep of the national heritage site paths
If you would like more information on any of our events, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00:
Tel: 0845 130 8663
Email: [email protected]
Housesteads Visitor Centre,
Near Bardon Mill,
You will be allocated an event car park prior to the event and a shuttle bus will transport you from the car park to the start location and from the finish location back to your allocated car park if required.
For public transport information please visit the following pages:
Northumberland County Council
Hadrian's Wall Country
Your fundraising helps our researchers make more discoveries and keep more hearts beating. Heart Trekkers therefore need to commit to raising a minimum £150 to take on Hadrian’s Wall. Also, see how raising £500 and more gets you access to our prestigious 500 club!
Did you know - the easiest way to get sponsored is by setting up a fundraising page? Share your page on Facebook, Twitter and by email so your family and friends can sponsor you.
Create your fundraising page
Take a look at our fundraising guide for more inspirational ideas to boost your fundraising.
Get fit for your challenge
This is a challenging country hike with some tough ascents, so you'll need a good level of fitness to take part. Plan your training with expert tips and advice in our walking training zone.
Being active is an important part of reducing your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Get more heart health tips.
Book your accommodation
There are numerous campsites and B&Bs near Housesteads Visitor Centre. The closest two campsites are Hadrian’s Wall Camping and Herding Hill Farm.
Make sure you have the right kit
Don't forget your waterproofs, hiking boots and a water bottle for this challenging rural walk. Take a look at our recommended walking kit list for what to wear on the day and what to bring with you.
You'll receive your participant number in the post just before the event.
Get your family and friends involved
Your family and friends and dogs (on a lead) could be part of the action as well. Why not ask them to take part with you, or they could come and help on the day. Volunteers are vital in making our events a success.
|| Car park opens
| 08:00 - 10:00
|| Registration opens
| During registration
|| Safety briefing
| 08:15 - 10:30
|| Hike starts
|| Cut off time at Steel Rigg Viewpoint
|| Hike finishes
Download the route map
This event is fully marshalled for your safety, and roaming first aid support is provided. We recommend walking in groups of two or more so you can also look out for each other - it's more fun and sociable this way.
In order for all walkers to finish the route safely, we must ensure that all have passed the Steel Rigg point no later than 14:30, if you are later than 14:30 you will be transported to the finish line.
Do your bit to help the environment and preserve this great trail. Please read the Hadrian’s Wall code before the event, as well as the Countryside Code, and observe these rules during the BHF Hadrian’s Wall Hike.
Dogs are welcome to take part but must be kept on a lead at all times - May is lambing season, so dogs won't be allowed to run free.
Toilets will be available at Walltown Quarry (the start point), Cawfields, Steel Rigg (tbc at Once Brewed Visitor Centre, five minutes walk), and Housesteads Visitor Centre.
Water and light snacks will be available at the marshal points - approximately every three miles.
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.
The 500 Club
If you have £500 or more (excluding GiftAid) pledged by your supporters on your JustGiving page, you'll be eligible to join the 500 Club and receive our exclusive BHF top which can then be worn during your specific challenge.
For teams to be eligible, there must be at least £500 or more online sponsorship pledged per person, per team along with the names of all eligible entries.
Details of how to claim your 500 club top will soon be released - keep checking the page for more information.
We can't wait to welcome you to the club.