I thought you all might enjoy this adventure I just came back from. My Mom is from the Carlisle area in the North of England and every summer I would go to visit my Grandparents there. Nearby is Hadrian's Wall, the Wall stretched from coast to coast as the northernmost edge of the Roman Empire. There is now a hiking trail that runs from Wallsend outside of Newcastle to Bowness on Solway near Carlisle. The path is 84 miles long and I got together a group of 9 friends and we hiked it over 6 days from 4/30/17 - 5/5/17. Here is our story, day 1 was 4/29/17 and we flew into Manchester and drove to Tynemouth, a cute seaside village with great fish and chips and plenty of pints of local ale. This day was a relaxation day after flying all night. Hiking starts tomorrow.