Take your first step towards becoming a Heart Trekker
Sunday 20 May 2018
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 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
You must be 16 years old to take part, and under-18's must be accompanied by an adult. Because of the testing nature of the trek 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 champion fundraiser and joining the fight against heart disease.
By taking part in the Hadrian's Wall Hike you are helping the British Heart Foundation continue their fight against Heart Disease. Our vision is a world in which people do not die prematurely or suffer from heart disease. Thanks to you, we’ve made great progress. With you, we’ll beat it.
Your Hadrian's Wall Hike entry includes:
- Technical t-shirt
- Brand new 2018 training guide
- Free car parking
- Transport to the start and transport from the finish back to your vehicle
- Water and snacks at each checkpoint
- Route map
- Donation to the upkeep of the paths at the world heritage site
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]
Start of 15 mile hike and event parking
Parking is available at this site for those taking part in both the 15 mile and 9 mile route. Those taking part in the 9 mile hike will be taken by coach from this point to the start line. Use postcode CA8 2HQ for Sat Navigation.
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 your event
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.
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
| 08:00 - 08:30
||15 mile hike starts
| 08:30 - 10:30
||9 mile hike starts
||Checkpoint two cut off time (9 mile route only)
||Checkpoint three cut off time (15 mile route only)
||9 mile hike finish cut off time
||15 mile hike finish cut off time
At the Hadrian's Wall Hike
Every walker will be given a map of the route before the walk.
The route will be signed with Day-Glo arrows that compliment the already present Hadrian's Wall signage. You will need to check in at the start and at each checkpoint.
We recommend that you walk in pairs or more.
There will be toilets at each checkpoint.
At each checkpoint (approximately every 10-15k), there will be water and a snack for each participant.
During the event there will be points where you can buy refreshments however we would strongly advise you to bring your own supplementary snacks as well.
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.
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?
Complete our form to request your jersey
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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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