Hadrian's Wall Hike

When:

Sunday 19 May 2019

Where:

Hadrian's Wall

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Hike across Hadrian's Wall with us on Sunday 19 May 2019. Choose from the classic 9 mile route or the brand new 18 mile challenge and help beat heartbreak forever. 

"It was my first charity event, I had such a fantastic experience I will definitely do another one!" Hadrian's Wall Champion 2018

 


Voted 18th best walk in the UK - Britain’s Favourite Walks: Top 100 (ITV, 2018)

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When: Sunday 19 May 2019

Where: Hadrian's Wall

Your challenge 

Hadrian's Wall is a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site; you'll be walking across some of the wildest and most dramatic countryside. With the option of two distances the testing day walks are challenging but worth every step for the breath-taking panoramic views and sense of achievement.

For 2019 we have edited the classic 9-mile route and extended the event to also include an 18-mile option. Both challenges will start at the Housesteads Visitors Centre, passing Roman settlements and forts before arriving at the finish line. 

The Hadrian’s Wall Path is an 84 mile (135 Km) long National Trail stretching coast to coast across northern England, from Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne in the east to Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast. It is one of the 15 National Trails in England and Wales and is the only coast-to-coast Trail to follow a World Heritage Site, itself a protected landscape. No other heritage access site in the UK, Europe and possibly beyond provides access to such an extensive array of archaeological remains.

Dogs are permitted on the hike but must be kept on a lead at all times and rules of the countryside code must be followed. 

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Registration costs 

Early bird price Standard price
Dates Until 14th February 2019 From 15th February 2019
9-Mile £22.50 £27.50
 18-Mile  £27.50 £32.50 

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 hike we recommend that you train properly for this challenge. If you would prefer a paper registration form, please complete this form and send it back to us at [email protected]

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Fundraising

Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event. It's the money you raise that powers our life saving research. Previous Champions have aimed to raise £300 to take on this event to help beat heartbreak forever. 

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Your Hadrian's Wall Hike entry includes

  • A technical event t-shirt - you'll collect this on the day of the event
  • A deserved finishers medal
  • Free bottled water and snacks at each checkpoint (although we provide free bottled water, we encourage you to bring your own reusable bottle to help save the environment)
  • Free shuttle to the start line (Housesteads Visitors Centre)
  • Free shuttle from the 9 mile finish (Walltown Quarry) to the car park (Lanercost Priory) from 12 noon
  • Route map - available to collect on the day of the event 
  • Fundraising support
  • Medical support  

Contact us

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: heretohelp@bhf.org.uk

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Event Parking and Registration

The Garth, Lannercost, CA8 2HQ

Parking is only available at this site for all participants. The car park at Lanercost Priory and is called the Garth. This is the only parking for participants during the event, there is no participant parking at Walltown Quarry or Housesteads Visitors Centre. You will be shuttled to the start locations from the car park. The Garth is 1.6 mile from the A69 Bypass and 2.5 miles from the centre of Brampton.

Are you ready for the wall?

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. Previous Champions have raised £300 for this event to help beat heartbreak forever. 

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.

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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. We recommend including hill walking in your training for this event, a brand new training guide will be coming soon. Please make sure your boots are well worn in before the event. 

Being active is an important part of reducing your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Get more heart health tips.

Support vehicles

For participants safety and welfare there will be support vehicles at access points on the route to collect any hikers falling outside of the checkpoint cut off times (minimum average speed of 2 miles (3.6km) per hour), experiencing difficulty or deciding to retire. They will be offered a lift to continue their walk further down the route or should they wish to retire, be transported to the nearest checkpoint or finish line. 

Animals

The route includes working land and cattle which may be present in areas along the hike. Well behaved dogs are permitted on the hike but rules of the countryside code must be followed. We would remind participants that the walk is challenging and the welfare of any animal participating is the responsibility of the owner/participant. We recommend that plans are in place for the animal to be collected should it be in difficulty or unable to continue. The decision to bring a dog is entirely at the discretion of the owner. 

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.  

Chat to other participants and get the latest information on the Hadrian's Wall 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.

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What to expect on the day

 
 06:15 Event car park opens at Lanercost Priory

06:30-07:30

18 mile registration opens at LANERCOST PRIORY

06:45-07:45

18 mile option participants will be transported to the start on the free shuttle bus which is an approximately 40 minute journey. Places on buses are on first come first serve and once a bus is full it will depart.

07:25-08:25

Once at the start (Housesteads Visitors Centre) the 18 mile walkers will be given a short safety brief and will start the hike in waves

07:30-08:30

9 mile registration opens at LANERCOST PRIORY

07:45-08:45

9 mile option participants will be transported to the start on the free shuttle bus which is an approximately 40 minute journey. Places on buses are on first come first serve and once a bus is full it will depart.

08:25-09:25

Once at the start (Housesteads Visitors Centre) the 9 mile walkers will be given a short safety brief and will start the hike in waves.

From 12:00

9 mile walkers - once you've reached the finish line, a free shuttle bus will transport you back to Lanercost Priory car park. The service will  start at 12 noon and depart when each bus is full. The journey is approximately 20 minutes.

14:45

9 mile cut off time*

18:00

18 mile walk cut off time*

*Please walk at your own pace, however, there is a cut-off time at each checkpoint which requires participants to maintain a minimum average speed of 2 miles (3.6km) per hour to complete the challenge within the event time. If a participant falls behind the timings, at the checkpoint, they will be offered a lift to continue their challenge further down the route or should they wish to retire, transported to the finish. If some of your party are undertaking different distances but you all wish to walk the initial 9 miles together, we recommend for you all to arrive for registration at 07:15. 

The only participant parking is at Lanercost Priory. There is no participant parking at the Housesteads Visitors Centre or Walltown Quarry. 

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 complement the already present Hadrian's Wall signage.

You will need to check in at the car park, at the start (Lanercost Priory), at the finish and at each checkpoint. 

We recommend that you walk in pairs or more.

We would strongly advise you to bring your own supplementary snacks and water.

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. If you are taking on the 9 mile hike, you will be transported back to Lanercost Priory on the free shuttle bus where a free hot drink will be waiting for all of the champion participants. 

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