Cumbria & Hadrian's Wall
Cumbria and the North Pennines is an incredible holiday destination, as it is so remote and unspoilt. The North Pennines has been recognised as the second largest designated Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB) in England and has become Britain’s first UNESCO European and Global Geopark. It also has some of the best dark skies in the country due to its cast unspoiled landscape with low light pollution.
Hadrian’s Wall, once the Northern limit of the Roman Empire is over 70 miles long and is a designated World Heritage Site. The picturesque Hadrian’s Wall Path has a variety of routes which would suit people of all abilities, and can be easily reached from Haltwhistle, Hexham and Brampton.
Hexham is a historic market town located on the south bank of the River Tyne and is a perfect base for exploring not only Hadrian’s Wall, but also its Abbey.
Alston in Cumbria is the highest market town in England, standing 1,000 feet above sea level. Just outside of Alston, you can visit the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Sites at Vindolanda and Housesteads, and see the well preserved Epacium Roman Fort.