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    Hadrian's Wall

    My best friend and I get together every year with some other guys for an extended backpacking trip. One guy brought up the idea of hiking Hadrian's Wall in England!

    It seems like an awfully cool idea. Anyone here know anything about the prospects of using hammocks along the trail and any other advice? I'd like to forego a tent if at all possible, but terrain dictates your gear.

    Any other suggestions besides Hadrian's Wall? Thanks!

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    If you don't get an answer here try BCUK,,i think you'd get lots of info there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David904 View Post
    Any other suggestions besides Hadrian's Wall? Thanks!
    My AT thru-hike daughter looked into Hadrian's Wall, but did the West Highland Way (WHW) instead. I can't say why.

    But my impression of both is that they are walkways between pubs & inns, not a true backpacking experience, i.e., no real camping (that I know of). Perhaps I'm wrong.

    If you like, I can put you in touch with her. PM (better yet, email) me if you want.

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    http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/hadri...q.asp?PageId=7

    Are there enough campsites ?
    At the moment it is difficult to rely upon campsites only, so many walkers use the camping barns and youth hostels for the occasional night. We do ask you, however, not to wild camp, it causes problems for both Trail staff and farmers. At the moment on our list of accommodation there are approx. 10 Campsites, 5 Camping Barns, 14 Caravan & Camping Parks, 5 Bunk Houses and 8 YHA Youth Hostels. See Accommodation.
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    We want to do real backpacking rather than and out of doors pub crawl. Hmm... Which trail....
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    Some food for thought further north.....
    There's usually a trip report or two on each seperate trail page to give you some idea
    of what to expect along the way.
    Its free to sign up & you'll get to use their detailed 1:25000 route planner, which
    covers the whole of the UK & Scotland.

    http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/long-...e-routes.shtml

    Would like to do these two to myself.....

    http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/skye/skye-trail.shtml
    http://www.skyetrail.org.uk/
    http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/cape-wrath-trail.shtml
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    The wife and I looked @ doing that on our honeymoon, but we decided on the Cottswald way instead. We stayed @ b&b . There was a lot of private property & camping would have been iffy. It was a great trip, but very wet.. It was also the only time I've ever gotten blisters, including bootcamp and half a dozen trips up mt. Whitney.

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    All the stretches of the wall that I've seen tend to be through open land or fragments in cities and villages. I can't remember seeing any trees close to the wall but there may be options nearby.

    However, those options are likely to be on private land and, even if they're not, it sounds like wild camping is discouraged.

    Scotland and Lake District will provide you with much better scenery, although, I'm not sure about hammocking sites...

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