Hadrian’s Wall Ultra Adventure for PTSD UK

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Hadrian's Wall Ultra Adventure

55.9 Miles (90km)

Hadrian's Wall Ultra Adventure

The challenge

This Ultra Adventure along Hadrian’s Wall, takes you 90km across Britain from the outskirts of Newcastle to Carlisle along one of our most famous and historic landmarks. Join our incredible 5 day Ultra Adventure, and see the highlights of the 2000 year old Hadrian’s Wall, trekking 30km daily and returning each night to our basecamp deep in the heart of the stunning Northumberland countryside.

Our Basecamp is set up for your arrival, with single tents for all participants, ready for you to enjoy 4 nights with fellow participants in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. We will have a main dining tent for meal times along with our catering facilities preparing you great breakfasts before departure, packed lunches to take away with you and good hearty dinners ready for your arrival back at camp each evening.

Hadrian's Wall Ultra Adventure

The details

Event TypeWalk
Date1st – 5th June 2022
LocationNorthumbria & Cumbria
Deposit£95
Fundraising Target from £0 if self funded
DifficultyFair

Hadrian's Wall Ultra Adventure

The route

DAY 1: The Action Challenge Camp at Hadrians Wall

We transfer to the Ultra Adventure Camp, close to the village of Humshaugh. Here you will find comfortable tents, a dining area and private toilets – luxury! Tonight we have a briefing then dinner.

DAY 2: Heddon on the Wall to Camp – 18 miles (29km)

Our challenge starts from Heddon on the Wall, trekking on and next to this 200 year old relic!  We pass 5km north of Corbridge & significant ruins of a preserved Roman garrison and museum of excavated artefacts, then Chesters cavalry fort, known to the Romans as Cilurnum. We walk back into camp, for a well earned dinner and refreshments!

DAY 3: Camp to Gilsland – 18.6 miles (30km)

We trek into a wild landscape with rolling hills, passing the site of the Roman Temple of Mithras, followed by Housteads Roman Fort at 12km. This is the most complete Roman fort in Britain and one of the best-known from the entire Roman Empire. This afternoon we walk past Aesica fort and then the 12th century Thirlwell Castle before ending the day at The Samson Inn (where a well-earned beverage awaits!). 

DAY 4: Gilsland to Carlisle – 19.3 miles (31km)

Today we cross Willowford bridge – made of the same “weathering” steel as the Angel of the North. After 10km we have dropped 100m and can feel we are dropping to the coastal levels. Our first highlight of the day is the beautiful 13th-century Lanercost Priory, part of which survives as a church to its full height. From here the main signs of the walls will be the site of the Mile Turrets that we pass and the numerous buildings made from the stones from the Wall. We gradually leave the wide open spaces behind and as we approach our final stop in Carlisle. There will of course be celebrations as we cross the finish line and a glass of fizz – before we transfer back to camp for a slap-up dinner to toast our Ultra Adventure!

DAY 5: Return Home

After a final breakfast together its time to depart.

Hadrian's Wall Ultra Adventure

The event: What you'll get

Fully signposted route

To keep you on the right track!

FIRST AID

If you need it, they'll be on hand to get you moving again!

Rest Stops

Fully covered with free food and drink

camping

in our comfortable BaseCamp

your medal!

You'll get an official medal and more on completion!

In this 5 day Hadrian’s Wall Ultra Adventure, you’ll get 3 nights in our comfortable Base Camp, Showers, proper toilets, dining tent, Meals, snacks & drinks, Good hearty food, Rest stops en route, Signed route & local guides, Event Medic, Medal, T shirt, glass of fizz!, Training & Kit guides and the Ultra Adventure APP

Find out all the details about the event on the Event Organisers website here.

Hadrian's Wall Ultra Adventure

fundraising for ptsd uk

We’re SO grateful to have you on Team PTSD UK!! Thank you for your support! By signing up to this event, you’re pledging to raise sponsorship for us – but don’t worry, we’ll help you by sending you a pack with fundraising help and materials. 

Visit this page to find out more about how your fundraising helps support our mission to support everyone affected by PTSD, no matter the trauma that caused it.

Hadrian's Wall Ultra Adventure

how to sign up

Join as an Individual or as a team, and do it for yourself and self fund, or support PTSD UK with much needed fundraising.

Charity Minimum Sponsorship – You pay the registration deposit & fundraise twice the amount of the final balance, no later than 8 weeks before your Ultra Adventure. PTSD UK pay Action Challenge the final balance from this fundraising.

  • Deposit: £95
  • Minimum fundraising: £1,200

Mixed Funding – A bit of both. You pay the deposit and split the final balance with PTSD UK. You will fundraise twice the amount that we (PTSD UK) are due to pay. The final balance & fundraising is due 8 weeks before your Ultra Adventure.

  • Deposit: £95
  • Final balance: £300
  • Minimum fundraising: £600

Self Fund – You pay the registration deposit, and then the full final balance directly to Action Challenge 8 weeks before your Ultra Adventure.

  • Deposit: £95
  • Final balance: £600