Hadrian's Wall Hike

When:

Sunday 7 May 2017

Where:

Hadrian's Wall

Built in 122AD, Hadrian’s Wall was built to defend against the north….but now it’s your time to conquer it by signing up to our challenge hike.




Updated parking information now available. Visit the 'On the day' tab to learn more.

More event details

When: Sunday 7 May 2017

Where: Hadrian's Wall

Registration for the 2017 Hadrian's Wall Hike has now closed, but there are other trek challenges that you can sign up for:

130 miles north of Hadrian's Wall Hike is our fantastic Glasgow to Edinburgh Trek – and new for 2017 is our 50K  day trek (31 miles – 3.4 lengths of the Hadrian’s Wall Hike!). Taking place on 22-23 July, you will see beautiful scenery along the canal tow paths and breath-taking views with every step – sign up today and take part.

And 84 miles south east from Hadrian’s Wall is our fabulous Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday 8 July. Why not challenge yourself to 24 miles of hiking this famous route with over 5,000 feet of climbing whilst enjoying spectacular views of the Yorkshire Dales. 

Hadrian's Wall Hike 2017

Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event, but it's the money you raise that powers our life saving research, so we ask our heart trekkers to set themselves a target of at least £150.

Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Your entry includes

  • Route map
  • Fundraising support
  • Event t-shirt to collect on arrival
  • Medical support
  • Transport from your allocated car park to the start location
  • Brand new medal for all finishers
  • Water
  • Donation for the upkeep of the national heritage site paths

Contact us

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]

Start

Walltown Quarry, Greenhead, Brampton, CA8 7HF

Finish

Housesteads Visitor Centre, Near Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 6NN

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

 

 

Raise money

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.

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. Our events cannot happen without the help of our fantastic volunteers. If you would like to help out in the lead up to this event or on event day then please get in touch with us and we will send you more information.

Join us on Facebook

Get event information and updates, and share stories and training tips with other trekkers on our Facebook page.

Volunteer for us

Our events cannot happen without the help of our fantastic volunteers. If you would like to help out in the lead up to this event or on event day then please get in touch with us and we will send you more information.

 07:45   Car park opens
 08:15 - 10:15   Shuttle bus completes shuttles from the finish location car park to the start location (approx. every 30mins first shuttle at 08:15)
 08:00 - 10:30    Registration opens at start location
 08:15 - 10:30   Hike starts
 10:30   Cut off time to depart for hike 
 14:30   Cut off time at Steel Rigg Viewpoint (Checkpoint 2)
 16:30    Finish time for hike at Housesteads Visitor Centre

Parking update

Limited parking is available within the area so please car share and use public transport where possible. We have extended the start time by 30 minutes for 2017 so people may utilise public transport where possible.

Visit Hadrian's Wall Country website or Northumberland County Council website for more information.

If you are planning to start the hike between the hours of  08:15 am and 08:45am you will find it easier to park at the start location - Wall town Quarry, Greenhead, Brampton, CA8 7HF and then you will be shuttled back to your car when you have completed the hike. On arrival at this location, please follow the direction of the volunteer stewards to park up and display the parking permit in your car provided with this letter You will then need to sign in at the registration point at Wall town Quarry and have a safety briefing before setting off on your hike.

If you are planning to start the hike after 08:45am please park at the finish location - House steads Visitor Centre, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 6NN. On arrival at this location, please follow the direction of the volunteer stewards to park up and display the parking permit in your car provided with this letter. You will be provided with a safety briefing during the free shuttle bus journey to the start location of the walk. You will then need to sign in at the registration point at Wall town Quarry before setting off on your hike. Please expect a short wait before the shuttle bus departs as we have two shuttle busses running from the finish location to the start so we like them to be as full as possible prior to their departure – the journey to the start will take approximately 15 minutes.

Please note that if the car parks are full you will be directed to an alternative car park and shuttled to the start location / your car at the end of the hike.

 

The route

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 Every Step Counts, 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.

General Facilities

Toilets will be available at Walltown Quarry (Start point), Cawfields, Steel Rigg, and Housesteads Visitor Centre (Finish). 

Refreshments

Water and light snacks will be available at the marshal points - approximately every three miles.

Spectators

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.

Welcome to the 500 Club

New for 2017 is our exclusive 500 club, for those who smash the minimum sponsorship target for an event and go on to raise over £500.

Your fundraising will make a significant difference to the BHF as we continue our fight against heart disease. The BHF currently supports 2,500 healthcare professionals working with people affected by cardiovascular disease, funding over 1,100 research projects to help us reach our ultimate goal – the end of heart disease and to the devastation it causes.  

If you have £500 or more (excluding GiftAid) pledged by your supporters on your JustGiving page firstly congratulations you are amazing! You'll now be eligible to join the 500 Club and receive your exclusive BHF jersey

For teams to be eligible there must be at least £500 or more (excluding Gift Aid) pledged per person, along with the names of all eligible entrants showing on the team fundraising page and each individual needs to fill in a separate form in each case to claim the 500 club jersey.

(E.g A team of 4 would need a minimum of £2000 (exc Gift Aid) pledged on their team page)

How do I claim?

Fill out this Digital Form to request your jersey.

Size Chart

Size XS  XL  XXL 
Chest Size  34 37 40  43  45 48 

Frequently asked questions regarding the 500 club

Terms and Conditions

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