Illuminating Hadrian’s Wall

Organiser: Hadrian’s Wall Heritage
Location: Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail

Illuminating Hadrian's Wall will create a spectacular line of light from coast to coast. This event will follow the route of the 84-mile Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail.

Around 500 individual points of light placed at 250 metre intervals will be used to light up the wall. The first one will be illuminated at a public event at Segedunum Roman Fort at Wallsend in the North East from dusk, with the line of light then making its way along the Wall to Bowness-on-Solway in Cumbria over the following hour.

As it reaches Carlisle there will be a second public event 'Welcoming the Light' to celebrate the light's arrival and passing through.

Illuminating Hadrian's Wall aims to capture the imagination and highlight the immense scale and beauty of Hadrian's Wall and the countryside, villages, towns and cities that it passes through.

Illuminating Hadrian's Wall event is being led by Hadrian's Wall Heritage which forms part of North East England's programme of festivals and events developed by culture and presented in partnership with Lakes Alive.