Where Romans once stood. The Hadrian's wall National Trail opened May 2003. Fact File Length: 130km Start: Wallsend, Newcastle Upon Tyne Finish: Filey Brigg Terrain: This is not a challenge walk, the highest point being 1300 feet above sea level. Much of the trail will be on grassy surfaces. Attractions: Public transport for most sections (Hadrian's Wall Bus) and railway links, historic Roman sites, a National Park. - From The Countryside Agency