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Hadrains Wall Path

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Hadrains Wall Path

I've heard that there are circular walking routes from Carlisle along the Hadrains Wall path and back. Does anyone know where I can find details of these? I can find rough guides of where the path is but not how it can be accessed from Carlisle.

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1. Re: Hadrains Wall Path

http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/hadrianswall/

http://www.hadrians-wall.org/

Practically all of the information you need will be found on the above websites somewhere - I'm sure of it!!

You can now get a bus from Carlisle to the start of the wall at Bowness on Solway.

The AD122 bus is very useful, as it allows you to walk a section of the wall, and then get back to your start point - or even, with connections, your home base.

I have walked a few short sections - I can really recommend the circular walk that starts at the Once Brewed Visitor Centre, cross the Military road to join the wall at Steel Rigg, then walk East towards Houseads Fort - this is a very dramatic section of wall. From Housteads you can then go across country and the massive earthworks to Vindolanda, and return from there to ONCE Brewed. I must admit this walk took me the best part of a day, but I also spent a good couple of hours at both Housteads and Vindolanda. A really excellent day!

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PS, go to your local library, there are bound to be books about Hadrians Wall that you can borrow for a while, very useful, and free!!

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The following leaflet includes maps and details of short circular walks taking in Carlisle's Roman heritage

nationaltrail.co.uk/hadrianswall/…29.pdf

The walk follows the route of the Hadrian's Wall Path through Rickerby Park and Bitts Park. The Wall path runs along the River Eden and the easiest place to join it is at Eden Bridges next to the Sands Centre.

Once you are on the Wall Path the route is well signposted. If you want a longer distance walk you would either need to return by the same route or make use of the AD122 bus from a point where the path joins the road - or the number 93 bus from Bowness to Carlisle (the 93 doesn't run on Sundays).

If you're interested in the Roman history of Carlisle the new Roman Gallery in Tullie House museum is also worth a visit

http://www.tulliehouse.co.uk/

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The National Trails websitse, however, shows that there is a new bus for Sundays and Bank Holidays from Carlisle to Bowness-on-Solway, so the OP should be OK whatever day they choose to go.

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I have already found the map to which Colin055 had posted but failed to see the purple line on it so thought it was just a Carlisle city walk not using Hadrian's Wall Path. Doh!

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