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1. Posted by -Charlie (Budding Member 14 posts) 8y

Has anyone heard of hiking the Hadrian’s wall trial in Scotland. Even better, has anyone done it? I am thinking about it and want to know how the trails are, difficulties, and weather for mid July. Thanks for the help.

2. Posted by BlankFrack (Respected Member 280 posts) 8y

Hi, the Hadrian's Wall Trail is quite a popular walk, though I've never done it myself. It's actually in the North of England as opposed to Scotland and the route has its own website with information here. It's one of the national trails, which are basically a number of walks which are maintained and promoted by the National Trails agency in England and Wales and it's very accessible for people of all levels of fitness/ages.

As for weather in mid-July, it will be very pleasant temperature wise - not overly hot, but usually in the region of 20 - 30 degrees celsius assuming it doesn't rain, which it does regularly in this part of the world. One thing I'd point out though would be that whilst the countryside is very attractive, it has a different (not inferior) appeal to walks in the Scottish highlands, so if that's the experience you're looking for you might want to consider looking at some of the hikes on the Scottish National Heritage site for some other ideas.

3. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

Hi Charlie - I've walked a few sections of this trail (though it wasn't set us as 'the trail' at the time I walked them). It is an interesting route, with plenty of good scenery and history. As BlanckFrack says, it doesn't have the high mountain scenery that you'd get from walks in the Highlands, or maybe Snowdonia, but the landscape does have a bleak Northern English appeal. Rain is the main weather risk, but if you're camping you might want to take some warm clothes as it can get a bit chilly at night sometimes, even in July.