The best way to visit the Wall is to walk or cycle the length of it. The Hadrian’s Wall Footpath runs for 84 miles alongside the Wall itself from Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway. It takes on average seven days to complete and there’s an optional Passport system involving collecting a series of stamps to prove you’ve done it. The National Route 72, shares some of the same route as the Footpath, and runs from South Shields to Ravenglass in Cumbria. There’s bike hire in Newcastle.

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