Hadrian's Way is one of the 15 national trails that criss cross England. National Trails are long distance routes for walking, cycling and horse riding through some of the finest landscapes in England and Wales.
Starting at Segedunum in Wallsend and finishing at the Solway firth in Cumbria, Hadrian's Way covers 84 miles (135km). Of this, 12 miles (19.3km) of the trail passes within Newcastle City Councils area of responsibility. Most of Newcastle stretch of Hadrian’s Way follows the line of the River Tyne with a substantial amount of the route going alongside the river bank.
Hadrian's Way forms an unexpected wildlife corridor through the city and is directly connected with many of the cities green space for most of its length, it also runs through parks such as Tyne Riverside Country Park at Newburn and Walker Riverside Park, and alongside Sugley and Denton Dene.
Features along the trail. (East to West)
Starting in the Ward of Walkergate the trail passes through Walker, Byker, Ouseburn, Westgate, Elswick, Benwell & Scotswood, Lemington and then finally leaving Newcastle at the western boundary of Newburn.
Each of the wards offers different features for people traveling along Hadrian’s Way. With the open green spaces of Walker Riverside Park leading people into the bustling centre of the town before finally diverting up and away from the river into Denton Dene along to Sugley Dene, and then under a tree shrouded section though Lemington before once again entering into the open air section of Percy Pit. As you enter Newburn the trail winds back to the river bank leading into Tyne Riverside Park.
Sections of Hadrians' Way converge with Sustran route 72 Hadrian's cycleway part of the Sea To Sea cycle route. More details about cycling along Hadrian's Way can be found on www.cycle-routes.org/hadrianscycleway/index.html.
More information about walking the trail can be found on http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/Hadrian'sWall/
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Page last updated: 24 August, 2011