Walker following Route of Hadrian's Wall near Carrawburgh, England

Hadrian was a new type of emperor. He was interested in all of his empire, and particularly in the provinces. One of the most travelled of emperors, he delineated the empire with walls. We examine his rule, his most famous wall and his travels.

“I wanted to go to Rome,” Porteus sighed. “Everyone in the empire wants to go to Rome,” the procurator smiled. “But with the present political situation,” he added seriously, “it’s a dangerous place. You’re safer here, if you take my advice.”
(A procurator advising Porteus to stay where he was in Britannia.) - Sarum, Edward Rutherfurd.

Hadrian's Wall - One Day Course 9.30am - 4.30pm

We join the legionaries on a Roman walk along Hadrian's Wall in England, a distance of 80 Roman miles from Newcastle to Bowness-on-Solway. We explore the forts, milecastles and Roman Centres, such as Birdoswald and the Roman Army Museum at Magnus.

Course Information

HADRIAN'S WALL Full Day Course Includes:

  • Comprehensive Course Notes
  • Interactive Discussions.
  • Gear Demonstrations.
  • Audio-Visual Presentations.
  • Fun Quiz.
  • Next Scheduled Course: Saturday 11 October, 2014
Course Sessions
  • SESSION 1.
  • Roman Legions.
  • Roads and forts.
  • The Stanegate.
  • Roman sites on British walks.
  • SESSION 2.
  • The walk: Wallsend to Chesters.
  • Hadrian’s other wall.
  • John Clayton.
  • Walking Gear.
  • SESSION 3.
  • The walk: Chester to Banks.
  • Athens – Hadrian’s admired city.
  • Birdoswald Roman fort.
  • Hadrian’s Pantheon.
  • Planning your walk.
  • SESSION 4.
  • The walk: Banks to Bowness-on-Solway.
  • Lanercost Priory.
  • Hadrian’s Jerusalem.
  • Historic Carlisle.
  • Hadrian’s Mausoleum.
  • Maia – the Great Fort.
Planned Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • 1. Prepare for your own Walking Journey along Hadrian's Wall.
  • 2. Know the historical background to the Roman Invasion of Britain.
  • 3. Have a good idea of the extent of Hadrian's empire.