We are looking for lots of different ways of visiting the Wall:
- whether you are walking 1 mile, 10 miles or from Wallsend to Bowness!
- whether you are visiting a specific fort or walking between forts
- whether you are visiting for fun, doing a charity walk, walking the dog, on holiday or on your way to the shops!
- whether you are just walking a small stretch as part of a longer walk (perhaps on the Pennine Way) or a circular walk
- whether you are walking in the Northumberland National Park or walking down the Westgate Road in Newcastle
To give you an example of the technology we are using, below is a clickable map of a recent walk. We've deliberately chosen a walk which is NOT on the Wall, so that you can use your own imagination. Click to begin exploring! We used a hand-held Global Positioning System (GPS) to map our route and a digital camera to record interesting things - views, wildlife, people or whatever grabbed our attention. We then uploaded our GPS track and photos to the internet and added some comments and other multimedia. You can find step-by-step technical details of how to make your own maps here. They can be as simple or complicated as your like. Don't have a GPS? Can't get to the Wall? Well, you can still join in. Keep a note of where you have been - or where you would like to go - and then draw your route directly on-screen. You can even use others' photographs to illustrate your walk. Click here for technical details.
We're not looking to test your historical knowledge of Hadrian's Wall and we're not awarding prizes for the longest walk or the most creative photography. We want to understand what motivates people to visit the Wall, what they do when they arrive and what memories they take away. If you're planning a visit - anywhere from Wallsend to Bowness - then why not get involved?
The related links on the right provide a wealth of information to help you plan a visit to the Wall.