24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
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The Hadrianic Frontier of the Western Lake District and Coast Drone Footage Tour

Year long, from 23 Dec 2022

Delivered by The Beacon Museum, Muncaster Castle, Senhouse Roman Museum, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

The Beacon Museum, Muncaster Castle, Senhouse Roman Museum and Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, are delighted to bring you an exciting new perspective on the West Coast of the Hadrianic Frontier. From the harbour at Ravenglass to the civitas of Carlisle, the film traces the legacies of Roman Britain surviving in the landscape to this day.

Discover little-known yet fascinating Roman sites in the west of Cumbria, through stunning new drone footage.

For more information, please visit the websites of any of the sites listed above.

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Hadrian’s Wall Walk

Walton Reading Rooms cafe

17 Dec 2022, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Visually impaired friendly

Delivered by Triple A – All About Autism

Walk from Walton to Banks East Turret to visit the best-preserved observation tower in the western sector of Hadrian’s Wall. 7-mile walk there and back. Option to have a well-deserved drink & snack in Walton café afterwards. Adequate clothing and footwear required i.e. waterproof clothing and walking boots.

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/tripleaprojectallaboutautism/
Twitter – @tripleaproject

Open to all – if you would like to join please let Georgie know on 07733818776

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Tullie House Museum Visit and Arts & Crafts Afternoon

Tullie House, Castle St, Carlisle CA3 8TP

16 Dec 2022, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Wheelchair accessibile

Delivered by Triple A – All About Autism

Triple A’s ‘Positive Pals’ members will visit Tullie House museum to take part in a tour around the Roman Gallery and will have the opportunity to handle some Roman objects. Afterwards the group will be hosting an arts and crafts afternoon to reflect on what they’ve seen in Tullie House’s exhibitions and create some Roman-inspired arts & crafts.

For more information or if you would like to join us please contact Georgie (Group Facilitator) on 07733818776

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Arbeia Candlelit Tours

10 Dec 2022

As dusk settles and darkness falls, hear how the Romans lighted up their homes at Arbeia, South Shields’ Roman Fort.

These celestial candlelit tours are the perfect way to step back, enjoy and reflect at this special time of year.

The experience includes a guided tour by the museum curator and other experts, plus free time to explore the reconstructed Commanding Officer’s House. Afterwards, enjoy a Q&A session over light refreshments, including hot drinks and mince pies.

£6.50 per ticket, booking essential. Not suitable for children aged under 12 years. 4.30pm & 5.30pm

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Create your own Saturnalia Event

01 Nov 2022 - 30 Nov 2022

Throughout November and December 2022.

The word ‘Saturnalia’ has the meaning of ‘an occasion of wild revelry or indulgence’.

Throughout November and December we are inviting anyone and everyone to join the festivities and deliver their own Saturnalia celebrations, events and activities to make this a truly wall-wide knees up. 

We’re inviting YOU to get involved and host an event or activity for Saturnalia as part of Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival, and it could be anything from hosting a Saturnalia-themed Christmas Party in your local village hall to a banquet in your living room or local pub.

You could encourage your neighbours to decorate their windows or create lanterns for their doorsteps or nominate the most mischievous member of your community as Lord of Misrule to preside over your celebrations. 

Click here for Saturnalia Packs developed by artist, Hannah Fox, to help you with your celebrations including traditional recipes, Saturnalia Songs, and inspiration on themes, activities and making your own decorations.

Anyone can deliver activity – individuals, groups, businesses – and at any scale. 

It can be a public event with tickets, or just with a group of friends, a business venture or a solo activity. All activities will be listed on the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival website to either advertise them or document them or both. 

If you’re interested in delivering a Saturnalia activity, no matter how big or small, please complete the form below to register your interest: 

Organisers are expected to be responsible for the management, safety, local marketing, and funding for their events, so please ensure you have considered this in putting yo

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Roman Rovers Wonder Walks

Saint Michael’s Church, Church Street, Stanwix, Carlisle, CA3 9DJ

08 Nov 2022 - 02 Dec 2022

  • Hearing impaired friendly
  • Guide dog friendly
  • Wheelchair accessibile
  • Visually impaired friendly

Delivered by Effective Communities

Part of the wonder walks series, join Effective Communities on a series of short accessible walks in Carlisle.

From a starting point of Uxelodunum in Stanwix to Luguvalium – Carlisle Castle, the journey will take us fort to fort at the western edge of the northern frontier of the roman Empire. All Welcome. Just turn up.

Tuesday November 8th: 10am
Tuesday November 22nd: 10am
Friday November 18th: 2pm
Friday December 2nd: 2pm

Email: markcostelloe@hotmail.com

Call Mark on: 07864 080 596. Supported by: Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Community Grants.

Made possible with: National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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Walking the Frontier Magna to Banna

Walltown Quarry to Birdoswald Roman Fort

22 Oct 2022

Delivered by Great Guided Tours

Walking from Walltown Quarry Country Park at Greenhead we make our way westwards enjoying the spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Descending towards the remains of 14C Thirwall Castle. As we proceed along Hadrian’s Wall Path we will discuss the history before, during and after construction as the Wall’s ditch systems become clearer and stones from the Wall can be seen forming boundaries of the fields. We pause at Poltross Burn Milecastle, Gilsland, likely to have been the first one built and hear about the later periods of an often turbulent history. Continuing we follow the line of the Wall down to the remains of abutments of three Roman bridges before crossing over the River Irthing and climbing up to Harrows Hill Milecastle and onto Birdoswald Roman Fort.

10am start. Meet at Haltwhistle Trian Station/Haltwhistle Market Place at 9.46/9.48am

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Collision & Conflict Sound Walk

18 Sep 2022, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

  • Hearing impaired friendly
  • Guide dog friendly
  • Wheelchair accessibile
  • Visually impaired friendly

Delivered by Green Croft Arts

About the Event
Collision & Conflict is a geolocated sound walk along Hadrian’s Wall National Trail. In 2021 Green Croft Arts commissioned 14 artists who had strong links to Northumberland, Cumbria and nationalities that reflected the past diversity of the communities that built, manned and lived along Hadrian’s Wall. The 9 commissions are creative responses in song, music, sound, story, spoken word and prose which explore the historical, archeological and environmental conflicts and issues that affect contemporary rural communities today. To celebrate HW1900 Festival and international festival Sound Walk September Collision & Conflict is returning.

Using ECHOES: an interactive GPS-triggered sound app on your mobile phone, the circular sound walk along takes you through the landscape where you can listen to the artistic responses connected to specific locations on the route enjoyed through your headphones.You will be led by either by Creative Producer, Amanda Drago or Sound Artist, Kit Haigh who will offer insights into the artists, the making of the works and the chosen position in the landscape.


Starting Point: Walltown Country Park Car Park

The walk is a moderate walk approximately 7 kms / 4.3 miles and takes around 3 hours.

Wear appropriate clothing and boots for outdoor weather and walking in the English countryside and bring food & water.

We recommend downloading the Echoes app and the walk on to your phone at home over wifi. You can find “How To” and “FAQ” guides on our website. Click here for FAQ & How To Guides

The Route

From Walltown Country Park we will climb to the preserved section of the wall at Turret 45A with magnificent views westward, travelling downhill to the temporary sounds sculputre Apertura commissioned for HW 1900 Festival and then the remains of Thirlwall Castle and across the Tipalt Burn, We will walk along the pronounced ditch towards Green Croft On The Wall before doubling back returning through Greenhead, a short steep climb up to Carvoran Roman Fort and The Roman Army Museum and then back to Walltown Country Park. There are numerous stopping points along the way to enjoy the landscape. We will take a longer break at Green Croft for lunch and hot drinks and scones and cake will be available to purchase.

This experience is excellent for couples and small groups and children over 12 years accompanied by an adult. Please email info@greencroftonthewallcom for further information or requests.

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Taster Weekend

01 Oct 2022 - 02 Oct 2022 , 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Delivered by Haltwhistle Walking Festival Ltd

How far can you go?

This unique event has been made possible by The Lottery Awards for All.

The aim is for you to discover how far you are able to walk and find out what it is like to take part in a group walk.

You don’t need any special equipment other than comfortable shoes, a waterproof and something to carry your bait (lunch) in.

On each of the two days, a walk will begin and end in the Market Places of Allendale and Haltwhistle and will consist of routes of 4, 6 or 8 miles. Whatever your intention as you set off, if you find you could go further or want to finish earlier, you can join the appropriate group and arrive back where you started. Our experienced and friendly Walk Teams will support you all the way.

Don’t worry about being separated from partners and friends. Anyone waiting for companions will find shops, cafes and pubs to occupy them. Both towns have good transport links and we have timed our walks to fit in with buses and trains.

We will round off the event with tea, coffee and light refreshments in The Comrades, Haltwhistle on Sunday.

More information, the walk descriptions and how to book are on our website:

How far can we take you? How far can you go?

Saturday 1st October 2022 at the Market Place, Allendale

Sunday 2nd October at the Market Place, Haltwhistle

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Hadrian’s Wall for All School Resources


Delivered by Classics for All

Classics for All has created a new set of teaching resources about Hadrian’s Wall for primary schools to accompany our Hadrian’s Wall for All Virtual Walk. Primary schools are invited to take part in the virtual walk (no fundraising element is required) and/or to use the resources to support their teaching of Roman Britain at Key Stage 2.

For more information about the teaching resources or additional support that Classics for All can offer to schools, please email hannah@classicsforall.org.uk

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