Hadrian's Wall Hike


Sunday 7 May 2017


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.

Registration for the Hadrian's Wall Hike is now closed.

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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]


Walltown Quarry, Greenhead, Brampton, CA8 7HF


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.

 07:30   Car park opens
 08:00 - 10:00    Registration opens 
 During registration    Safety briefing
 08:15 - 10:30   Hike starts
 14:30   Cut off time at Steel Rigg Viewpoint
 16:30    Hike finishes 

The route

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.

General Facilities

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.

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