Hadrian's Wall: Guided Walks

Peter Carney's tour and walk guides around Hadrian's Wall

September 27, 2020, 8:15 pm
Partly cloudy
Partly cloudy
real feel: 9°C
current pressure: 1010 mb
humidity: 86%
wind speed: 7 mph SSE
wind gusts: 9 mph
sunrise: 7:05 am
sunset: 6:55 pm

Circular Walk

For those who want to walk through the wonderful scenery as well as understand its history there is a 6 mile circular route. This starts at either the Twice Brewed pub or Steel Rigg car park and takes in the most iconic section of the Wall to Housesteads then down to Vindolanda for lunch. After Vindolanda there is another mile or so back to the waiting car.

This does take all day with a thorough exploration of Vindolanda’s ruins, archaeology and world famous museum included but could be done in half a day if Vindolanda is missed out. The walk is not mountainous but is undulating and does require a certain level of fitness. It is easily underestimated.

Educational Tours

Prices apply as for the tour but can also be worked out on an hourly basis. Please email me

Having been a teacher for many years I am fully DBS checked and able to conduct sessions both inside or out of school that meet the needs of the national Curriculum and far more besides.

Price £200 per day, £150 half day. (Per Group)

Additional £100 if starting at Carlisle or Durham City.

Additional £75 from Newcastle.

£25 deposit to secure your day

( appox. 7/8 hours )

Your guide:
Peter Carney, happily married with 3 children, I’ve been living and working in this area most of my life and having been a teacher have spent a great deal of it inspiring and enthusing people about History. I have conducted many tours along various parts of the Wall and not only am I fascinated by what’s happened here but I love the countryside it happened in and I know this land and its history really well.

There is enough history up here to last 3 days. I know people have different interests and approach Roman History from different angles so my tours are flexible. This is your holiday and I will liaise with you about the kind of day you want and where you want to go.


Price admission to Vindolanda see here:


Price admission to Housesteads here:



Looking at Cawfield Crags near Milecastle 42. In the dstance the wall stretching toward Milecastle 41 and then 40.

Looking at Cawfield Crags near Milecastle 42. In the distance the wall stretching toward Milecastle 41 and then 40.

Milecastle 42 located near Cawfield Quarry

Milecastle 42 located near Cawfield Quarry