Taking a Country Jaunt Along Hadrian's Wall, Near Brampton, Scotland
Forming 84 miles of continuous trail linking Wallsend on the East Coast and Bowness-on-solway on the west, Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail traverses some of the most glorious country in all of Britain, including rolling hills, brooding moors, and the stimulating cities of Newcastle and Carlisle. The trail follows the line of Hadrian's Wall (a.k.a. the Roman Wall), a monumental stone and turf fortification begun in 122 AD by the Roman Empire as defense against the Pictish tribes of Scotland. Much of the midsection of the wall still stands, and it remains the biggest tourist draw in Northern England.