Hadrians Wall

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copyright Doug Ridgway

We follow the ancient Roman wall visiting market towns and Roman forts, cycling along quiet country roads. Mainly flat with a couple of hills in the middle. A train line follows the whole route. Map here 

 

Wednesday 9th July 

Train at 16:52 £14.50 to Maryport with bikes booked on section to Carlisle. Train to Maryport arrives 19:00. Stay in the Golden Lion Hotel  for £90 (£45 each) including breakfast.  Dickens, Wordsworth and Stevenson (rocket) all stayed here. World cup football semi final tonight at 21:00

Thursday 10th July 48 miles Maryport to Carlisle

Stay in city centre  IBIS Carlisle for £42 for twin room (£21 each). Possibly eat in Royal Outpost Thai

Friday 11th July 48 miles to Corbridge

Visit Roman Army Museum in Haltwhistle. Visit Vindolanda fort after Haltwhistle. Lunch somewhere here. 27 miles to Corbridge where we stay in The Wheatsheaf Hotel for £54.50 each.

Saturday 12th July 24 miles to Newcastle

Train booked for 13:35 from Newcastle Coach D arriving 14:20 Berwick. £5.20 Same train arrives Edinburgh 15:20. £7.20 second leg. 18:20 train for Hibees.

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