Hadrian’s Wall is probably the most visited Roman feature in the north of England and the Hadrian’s Cycleway follows this world heritage site for a distance of 174 miles.
There are a number of English Heritage Roman forts and museums along the way, with great places to stay and eat in some of our lovely northern villages and of course the historic City of Carlisle (known as Luguvalium in Roman times).
Hadrian’s Cycleway is signposted as National Cycle Route 72 From Ravenglass on the West Coast to South Shields in Northumberland.
The route can be cycled in either direction but is normally cycled west to east.
It runs mainly on country lanes and quiet roads, interspersed with sections of traffic-free path, promenade and riverside path. The coastal sections at either end of the route are relatively flat, but there are a few steep, short hills in the central section.
Our Sport & Performing Arts Injury Clinic is ideally situated about half way through the journey, just off the A69 at Warwick Bridge, so it makes a great place to stop and sort out those aching muscles and strains, with plenty of free parking for cycles and support vehicles.
Hadrian’s Cycleway also links with the Sea to Sea (C2C), Coast & Castles South, Pennine Cycleway (North Pennines) and the Three Rivers cycle routes.
Route information and other hints and tips are also available online via the Hadrian’s Cycleway website including Route Diversions.