Saddle up for Hadrian’s Wall!

2017 is a year full of events for Hadrian’s Wall, which is hosting a major exhibition celebrating the cavalry regiments that once guarded the North West frontier of the mighty Roman Empire. The exhibition will take place from April to September and is packed with memorable events and remarkable sights along the iconic 73-mile Wall. There’s clearly never been a better year to explore this impressive British gem by bike…

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Why visit now?
To visit this spectacular monument is always a good idea, but this year it can be a totally unique experience, with lots to help bring this ancient masterpiece back to life. This year Hadrian’s Wall celebrates its 30th anniversary as a Unesco World Heritage Site and the Cavalry Exhibition will shed light on the importance of the cavalry forces which were stationed here and their role during the time of Imperial Rome.

Travel back in time…
Cavalry regiments recruited from across the Roman Empire were the backbone of the frontier garrison. These elite troops protected Rome’s north west frontier and projected imperial power. This major Wall-wide exhibition, spread across 10 museums over the 150-mile-long World Heritage Site, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the role and daily life of cavalry soldiers. Each site has its own special exhibition and objects including ornate helmets, armour and weapons on loan from national and international museums, shown alongside items from Hadrian’s Wall.’ You can read more about the events programme by clicking here.

As seen in the press…
‘Hadrian’s Cavalry, a six-month exhibition along the length of Hadrian’s Wall, opens this April. Full of original cavalry objects including ornate helmets, armour and weapons, it’s a split between ten museums and attractions and one of the best ways to see it is on two wheels along Hadrian’s Cycleway. Saddle Skedaddle has three, four or six-days family cycling holidays along Hadrian’s Cycleway. All trips include accommodation, transfers and full tour service or detailed trip notes.’ The Times Newspaper.

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Bike is the way to go…
With us you can explore the exhibition and follow in the footsteps of Roman soldiers on two wheels, whilst experiencing some of the rich heritage that Cumbria and Northumberland have to offer along the way. This is a varied cycle route with some beautiful landscapes to soak up from the saddle, if that wasn’t enough we offer a great range of options, to suit all levels of cyclists. To find out more about our Hadrian’s Cycleway holidays click here.