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Walking England’s Historic Hadrian’s Wall and Scotland’s Antonine Wall

  • The Savvy Traveler 112 5th Ave South Edmonds, Wa 98020 USA (map)

Hadrian’s Wall and the Antonine Wall were built over 1,800 years ago as defensive fortifications by the Romans stationed on the frontier of the empire. The more popular of the two, Hadrian’s Wall, located in Northern England is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was built in AD 122, spans 117 kilometers (83miles) and can be followed on foot along the Hadrian’s Wall Path. The trek along the old wall with its active archeological sites, museums, lively pubs, B&B’s, and beautiful countryside has become popular as an adventure walker’s destination. The Antonine wall, located in Scotland between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde represented the northernmost frontier fortification of the Roman Empire for only 20 years. It was built 20 years after Hadrian's Wall in AD 142 and spans 63 kilometers (39 miles). Unlike Hadrian’s Wall, the ruins of the Antonine wall are less evident yet still profound and there are many historical and unique modern sites that you will see along the way.

Learn the history of these walls, walking routes, places to stay along the way, what to pack, when to go and more! Training insights will be provided for this physical adventure, so that you don’t just survive your journey, you THRIVE!

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