C2c Hadrian’s wall

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C2c Hadrian’s wall

Postby nobbythesheep » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:56 pm

In brief (as I’m in a rush to get out and check the calving cows )planning to go coast to coast as close to Hadrian’s wall as we can and as much off road as possible,anyone got any links or suggestions please ,doesn’t matter if it means two nights away as I’ll be doing it with jnr my 12 yr old son .thanks in advance
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Re: C2c Hadrian’s wall

Postby Borderer » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:46 pm

I'm no help, but that sounds an interesting idea. Come back and post about it if you do it please - me and my 13 yo might give that a bash.
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Re: C2c Hadrian’s wall

Postby nobbythesheep » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:13 pm

From my very minimal early doors research the nearest thing we can find at the moment is the sustrains reivers trail .had a busy couple of weeks so not had a real great opportunity to do some proper research.thought asking on here might help pool some more knowledge and guidance
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Re: C2c Hadrian’s wall

Postby Borderer » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:30 pm

Actually just realised that we did the bit of this route from the east coast to Newcastle when we got back off the Amsterdam ferry this September. It was a pretty good path, easy to follow with plenty of signs. That was a very urban bit though. I think we did it in just over an hour if I remember correctly.
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Re: C2c Hadrian’s wall

Postby Richpips » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:01 pm

There is a Hadrian's Cycleway, we've done it a few times from Bowness on Solway to Tynemouth.

Doable fairly easily in two days or in a longer day.

http://sometimesridesbikes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/hadrians-cycleway-coast-to-coast-to.html

http://minipips.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/coast-to-coast-in-day.html
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Re: C2c Hadrian’s wall

Postby nobbythesheep » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:15 pm

Cheers for that ,I’ll have a look into that
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Re: C2c Hadrian’s wall

Postby golfcurry » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:06 pm

Take the back roads from carlisle to brampton, from here there's a lovely quiet road following the river Irthing to Gilsland. From here you can pick up route 68 through Wark Forest, there's a bothy here for an overnighter. Follow this until bellingham, where i'd pick up the reivers route back to Tynemouth. probably about 50% road 50% offroad.
There's also a new YHA at Housesteads if your looking for some comfort.
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