Hadrian's Wall Path
Gordon Simm and Jacquetta Megarry
published 2011 • 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" • 64 pages • full-color photos • maps
ISBN 9781898481430 • paperback/waterproof • $17.95 •
Hadrian’s Wall Path runs for 86 miles (138 km) between Bowness-on-Solway and Wallsend (Newcastle) along the line of the Roman Wall completed in AD122 under the Emperor Hadrian. This National Trail crosses northern England from Irish Sea to North Sea and offers many chances to look at the forts, milecastles and interpretation centers within this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The route is clearly waymarked and well supported by public transport. Although the book’s detailed description runs from west to east (Bowness to Wallsend), it includes notes for east-to-west walkers. This guidebook contains all you need to plan and enjoy a classic week’s walking:
• detailed route description
• history and anatomy of the Wall
• summary of forts and visitor centers
• map of the entire route (1:100,000)
• information about public transport and travel
• lavishly illustrated, with 70 color photographs
• on waterproof paper
Gordon Simm is a freelance outdoor photographer and keen hiker, based in Yorkshire. Jacquetta Megarry is an experienced guidebook writer and founder of Rucksack Readers.
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