Hadrina's Wall in Northumberland
Walking along the Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland
Northumberland is a county in the north of England, wonderfully varied, rugged and wild - the County boasts so much to offer outdoor lovers. The Northumberland Coast hosts great sites for long walks along the beach and water sport action. Further inland, the region shows its mysterious and medieval history. Follow the path along Hadrian’s Wall and explore the fascinating history of this extraordinary landmark.
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Walking and Cycling in the Northumberland National Park
The over 1000 sq.km (400 sq mi) large area is UK’s least populated National Park which makes it the perfect getaway place for any outdoor enthusiast who is looking for tranquillity and calmness. Through its diverse landscape, from hilltops to woodland to vast meadows, walkers, as well as cyclists, will find their desired route. Staying outside late at night is a great possibility to get to know Northumberland from a different perspective. The advantages of the low population will be quickly clear by looking up to the sky. Here, the stars seem to shine brighter than anywhere else.
The highlight of the Northumberland National Park is the Hadrian’s Wall - some of the most impressing and well-preserved sections run along the southern edge of the area.
The Hadrian’s Wall is one of the Roman Empire’s greatest engineering projects known. It was built between AD 122 and 128 to separate the Romans and the Scottish Picts. The soldiers were stationed along the 115 km (73 mi) long border at milecastles - some of which are quite well-preserved and can be visited. A great possibility to explore the Hadrian’s Wall is by walking or cycling the length of it. The beautiful walking route leads over 135 km (84 mi) of national trails from Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway. If you prefer cycling, the Hadrian’s Cycleway follows a 280 km (174 mi) route from Ravenglass to South Shields.
Active breaks on the Northumberland Coast
A chain of beautiful ruined and intact castles frames the coastline of Northumberland and makes it a special and majestic place. In contrast to the monuments buildings, small fishing harbours characterize the scenery. The dunes and clean beaches invite to a relaxed walk to enjoy the clear sea breeze. A lovely day at the beach is complete with a nice dinner at one of the traditional pubs that serve fresh seafood.