Originally built to separate the Romans from the Barbarians by Emperor Hadrian. The wall is so well built that it is now one of the oldest structures in the UK. Walk it, cycle it or just look at its beauty Carlisle City Hostel is a great base to do so as we are located minutes from Hadrian’s Wall walking and cycle paths (route 72). You can reach the wall remains from Carlisle via bus and train services to and from different parts of the wall all year around.
One of the most amazing places in the world the Lake District is a great place to visit all year around. Walk, climb, run, swim or sail what ever way you decide to view this jaw dropping landscape you wont be disappointed. Carlisle City offers bus and train services to the lakes all year around.
Rickerby Park – Carlisle
Duration: 1-2 Hours Length: 3 Miles
Rickerby Park is situated just North of the City Centre and can be easily walked from Carlisle City Hostel. There are some farm animals in the park depending on the time of year and a war memorial. New additions are a stone circle made from all the local stone quarried from the area with information on each and new Hadrian’s Wall Path signs.
DIRECTIONS: Head left out of the front door and over the bridge. Carry straight on with the Castle on your right. Follow the Castle wall into Bitts Park (lovely for sunbathing or a game of tennis/football) and take a right heading for the River Eden ahead. Follow the river all the way past the golf course and playing fields. You will come across a suspension bridge, cross it then head left back along the river on the other side. Cross the River Eden again on the car bridge.