Getting to Hadrian's Wall Country
Access the western (Carlisle) end of Hadrian's Wall Path from the M6, junctions 42, 43 and 44. For the eastern (Tyneside) end use the A1 (city centre exit and follow signs for Wallsend) or the A19 then take the signs for Wallsend.
Using Public Transport
Hadrian’s Wall Path must rank as one of the easiest of National Trails to get to. It is served by two regional cities: Carlisle (in the west) and Newcastle upon Tyne (to the east), both of which have inter-city rail links and National Express coach services. Newcastle itself has its own international airport with scheduled services to many UK and overseas destinations.
Once you have arrived, moving between the two main centres along the Trail is straight forward although timing is important and you must plan ahead. Don’t assume that buses will serve every access point to the Trail because you will be disappointed. Please bear in mind that the frequency of service, and sometimes the service itself, varies according to the time of year.
Other Useful Websites
- Traveline. The national public transport information line is 0870 608 2 608 or visit www.traveline.org.uk ideal for planning your journey.
- NextBuses. For ‘live’ bus times on your mobile phones with internet access, visit www.nextbuses.mobi – gives you the ‘next bus’ time anywhere in England, Scotland and Wales.
- National Rail Enquiries. Tel: 08457 484950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk