Join the Hadrian's Wall Hike
Sunday 20 May 2018
Become a Heart Trekker
To celebrate the event being in its 15th year we have introduced a new 15 mile option for 2018 (route map coming soon). The route will start at and follow Hadrian’s Wall to Walltown Quarry, going past the famous Sycamore Gap where you will then pick up the 9 mile route and finish at Housesteads Visitor Centre.
'Preparing for and taking part in the Hadrian's Walk Trek helped me see what a difference I can make to myself and others as well as allowing me to meet people who really make a difference!' - Hadrian's Wall 2017 Heart Trekker
Under-18's must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the event, if a child is taking part they must be a competent walker due to the challenging nature of the terrain and the steep inclines and descents on the walk. Due to the testing nature of the walk we would recommend that you train for this challenge and take part with a friend or as part of a team. If you would prefer a paper registration form, please download the form here and email it to [email protected].
Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event, but it's the money you raise that powers our life saving research. Previous Heart Trekkers have aimed to raise £250 to take on this event, and many look at joining our 500 Club, becoming a BHF Champion.
Your entry includes:
If you would like more information on any of our events, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Tel: 0300 330 3322
Email: [email protected]
9 mile and 15 mile hike event parking
Parking is available at this site for those taking part in both the 9 mile and 15 mile routes. The car park is at Lannercost Priory and is called the Garth. You will be shuttled to the start locations of the 15 mile route and 9 mile route from the car park. The shuttle bus from the finish at Housesteads will only be completing shuttles from the finish back to the car park at Lannercost Priory. Those taking part in the 9 mile hike will be taken by coach from this point to the start line.
The Garth is 1.6 mile from the A69 Bypass and 2.5 miles from the centre of Brampton.
Start of 9 mile hike
Housesteads Visitor Centre,
Near Bardon Mill,
A shuttle bus will transport you from the finish location back to the car park, if required.
For public transport information please visit the following pages:
Northumberland County Council
Hadrian's Wall Country
Become a champion fundraiser and make sure you're ready for the wall
Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event, but it's the money you raise that powers our life saving research. Previous Heart Trekkers have raised £250 for this event, and many aim towards raising £500 and joining our 500 club, where you will receive a jersey on event day which you can wear with pride knowing you're a champion fundraiser.
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 training guide.
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.
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.
Join us on Facebook
Get event information and updates, and share stories and training tips with other trekkers on our Facebook page.
Get your family and friends involved by volunteering
Your family and friends 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.
What to expect on the day
||Car park opens
||15 mile hike registration opens
||First shuttle bus to 15 mile hike start location
||Last shuttle bus to 15 mile hike start location
|07:00 - 08:00
15 mile hike starts
||9 mile hike registration opens
||First shuttle bus to 9 mile hike start location
||Last shuttle bus departs to 9 mile hike start location
|08:30 - 10:30
||9 mile hike starts
||Checkpoint two (6 miles) cut off time (9 mile route only)
||Checkpoint three (12 miles) cut off time 12 miles (15 mile route only)
||Cut off time to finish the hike
||Last shuttle back to the car park
At the Hadrian's Wall Hike
Every walker will be given a map of the route before the walk.
Where the route is not clear yellow signage with black arrows will be on display that will compliment the already present Hadrian's Wall signage.
You will need to check in at the car park, at the start at the finish and at each checkpoint.
We recommend that you walk in pairs or more.
There will be toilets available in the car park, the start of the 9 mile hike route, at each checkpoint and at the finish.
At each checkpoint (approximately every 3 miles), there will be water and a snack for each participant.
You can purchase refreshments and snacks at Walltown Quarry (6 mile mark for 15 mile route / start of the 9 mile route) and at Housesteads (finish) however we would strongly advise you to bring your own supplementary snacks as well.
Unfortunately, the route is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.
At the finish
After being presented with your well-deserved medal, you will get a warm welcome from your supporters and the BHF events team.
Welcome to the 500 Club
Our exclusive 500 club, for those who smash the minimum sponsorship target for an event and go on to raise over £500.
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?
Complete our form to request your jersey
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|Chest Size (Cm)
Note: Due to the fit being small, we recommend ordering one size up to your usual size.
Frequently asked questions regarding the 500 club
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