Hadrian's Wall Path became the 15th National Trail, when it was opened in May 2003. National Trails are long distance footpaths and bridleways found in England and Wales.
The Trail covers 84 miles coast to coast and for most of its length it closely follows the route of Hadrian's Wall. Hadrian's Wall was first inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1987 and has since become part of the broader transnational Frontiers of the Roman Empire WHS (including the Antonine Wall in Scotland and part of the German Limes) in 2005. Approximately 10,000 walkers a year use the Trail.
Hadrian's Wall Heritage Limited is the company that was set up to develop and manage the World Heritage site of Hadrian's Wall. This involves protecting the archaeology, landscape and environment of the Scheduled Monument and developing the local economy.