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  • Rob approaching Carlisle on Day One
    Rob approaching Carlisle on Day One
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  • The monument to King Edward 1st
    The monument to King Edward 1st
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  • Fortified Farmhouse on the route
    Fortified Farmhouse on the route
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Borders Sports & Outdoors

  • Day 6) Heddon-on-the-Wall to Wallsend

    This section is normally 15 miles (24 km) long but as we had walked 4 miles beyond Heddon-on-the-Wall the day before it only left a very manageable 11 miles to walk to Wallsend for our last day.The route mainly follows the River Tyne on paved paths so is a bit harder on the feet than the rest of the route. You are now away from the original route...

  • Day 5) Chollerford - Heddon-on-the-Wall

    This section is normally 15.5 miles (24.9 km) long. but as we were 2 miles short of Chollerford the night before and this night our accommodation would be 4 miles beyond Heddon-on-the-Wall made it by far our longest day at 21.5 miles.Fortunately for us we had now left the main of the undulations behind us and although the route was anything but...

  • Day 4) Steel Rigg - Chollerford

    This section is normally 12 miles (19 km) long but as we were 3 miles short of Steel Rigg the night before and this night our accommodation would be 2 miles short of Chollerford this adds one mile making it a 13 mile day.Normally you would think this would be another easy days walking but it is incredibly undulating, Keith had a GPS with him and we...

  • Day 3) Walton - Steel Rigg

    This section is normally 16.25 miles (26.15 km) long but as our chosen accommodation was 3 miles short of Steel Rigg making this a 13.25 mile dayAnother very pleasant days walking and this time the path went alongside Hadrian’s Wall and through some Beautiful countryside. However the route started to undulate so what initially would appear to be...

  • Day 2) Carlisle - Walton

    This section is 11 miles (18 km) long.) And the shortest section that we walked, again a fairly easy underfoot.The route takes you out of Carlisle through pleasant parks, again initially following the River Eden, and then crosses the M6 Motorway and skirts through several small villages before reaching Walton.Limited opportunities of lunch / snack...

  • Day 1) – Port Carlisle to Carlisle

    This section is 14.75 miles (23.74 km) and a fairly easy start to your walk. As we had walked the short section from Bowness-on-Solway to Port Carlisle the previous evening we had a small head start. Initially the route follows the Solway Firth and then heads inland close to The River Eden.None of the Wall can be seen but there are enough sites of...

  • Splitting the walk into stages

    The following Sports Travel tips are how we decided to break the 84 miles down into stages, The main consideration here is Accommodation, I initially started off with wanting to split the walk into as equal parts as possible, but due to accommodation constraints this is what we ended up with.If I were to mention ONE thing, That would be the sooner...

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Borders Hotels

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  • Meadhon House

    48 Castlegate, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire TD8

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Station Hotel

    26 Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PT, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course

    Floors Castle, Roxburghshire, Kelso, TD5 8JZ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Castle Venlaw Hotel

    Edinburgh Road, Peebles, EH45 8QG, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Mansfield House Hotel

    Weensland Road, Hawick, TD9 8LB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples


    Main Street, Leitholm, COLDSTREAM, TD12 4JN, GB

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Traquair Arms Hotel

    Traquair Road, Ellwyn, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire

  • Kingsknowes Hotel

    Selkirk Rd, , Galashiels TD1 3HY

  • The Buccleuch Arms Hotel

    The Green, , St Boswells, Scottish Border TD6 0EW

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