Get up close and personal with ancient Roman history in Northeast England on this full-day walking tour. Our journey along Hadrian's wall takes us past milecastles and forts as we explore this wild frontier.
Hadrian’s Wall, the UNESCO world heritage site and the frontier of the Roman Empire, is ready to be explored. Discover the varied lives of the troops stationed on the wall.
Starting at Steel Rig we will walk the 2 1/2 miles to the Roman fort of Housesteads. This walk will enable you to see the wall, discover its milecastles and see the wild geography of the frontier. Housesteads is the most complete of Roman forts in Britain and gives you a fantastic view of Roman life on Hadrian’s wall. During the Roman period, it was called Vercovicium and was fortified by Germanic troops from Belgium and the Netherlands.
After visiting the fort we stop for lunch at twice brewed. We will then proceed to Vindolanda. Vindolanda was a Roman supply base and has been extensively excavated providing us with in-depth information on the people who lived on the wall. This tour is great for those who love history, wish to discover more about the Romans and enjoy country walks.
The terrain of Hadrian's is steep and uneven. It can also be wet, slippery and muddy. This tour may be unsuitable for those who are recovering from injuries or do not feel comfortable on longer distance walks.
All-weather clothing will be required and walking shoes. The weather can be very changeable as well as cold and wet - please be prepared.
There will be a lunch break for food and drinks on the tour but please bring any other food you may require.