Storm Arwen - Impact on the national trail (16.12.2021)

It is almost 3 weeks since storm Arwen ripped through the North East and Cumbria, leaving significant damage in its wake. We are still gathering information on the extent of the damage to woodlands and forests and are working with the local County Councils and landowners to plan the clear-up.

We have a considerable amount of tree damage and consequently the national trail is inaccessible in places. Stanley Plantation and the woods at Sewingshields and Crag Lough are all impassable. We have some sections of the route that are temporarily closed, with diversions in place, as they are unsafe for visitors at this time.

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Thank you and keep safe

Storm damage to woodland Fallen trees

Hadrian’s Wall Path Passport 2021 - update 16th March 2021

Thanks to everyone who has supported us by buying the Trail Passport, certificates and badges.

For conservation reasons, the Passport season runs each year from from Easter to the end of October.     

In line with Government guidance and the current Roadmap, this year, our Passport season will commence on Monday 12th April.

Many of the sites will still be closed to the public, but we anticipate that the Passport stamps can be erected in the outside venues for this date. The only site where this will not be possible will be Segedunum (this has a planned re-opening of May 17th – Stage 3 of the Roadmap) and we plan to put the stamp for this site in the box at the Robin Hood Inn to help alleviate this.

The Sands Centre in Carlisle is also undergoing a major redevelopment and the stamp for this site has already been relocated to the boxes at Bowness-on-Solway and at Birdoswald.

Passports are available to purchase on-line now from the Trail Gift Shop, as well as Segedunum in the east and The Sill, Walltown, Hunter Leisure Group and the Kings Arms Inn Bowness on Solway.

Please remember to hand wash or sanitise after touching any shared surfaces.

Happy walking!