1st – 3rd July, 2022

84 miles in 3 days

This year marks 1900 years of Hadrian’s Wall and a year of festivals and activities are taking place to celebrate. Our walking challenge is a collaboration between Anti Racist Cumbria and M-Unit, and as part of the 1900 festival we will be celebrating the contribution Black and Brown people have made across Hadrian’s Wall:

This is a walking challenge hosted by Anti Racist Cumbria, raising awareness of and celebrating the contribution black and brown people have made across the wall, from Bowness to Wallsend.

From showcasing black owned businesses, exhibitions showing Black Memories Matter to visiting the site of the first recorded African Community in Britain and sharing our own Anti Racist Cumbria story.

Together we will walk the full 135km (84miles) from the West, Bowness-on-Solway in Cumbria to Wallsend Newcastle in the East. It will involve walking over a marathon a day (approx 27miles) for 3 days in a row over changing and challenging terrain including steep climbs, tarmac, and rocks. Along the walk, which will be covered by the media, we will be uncovering and sharing stories of Black and Brown people past, present and future with connections to Hadrian’s Wall and the surrounding areas.
A core team of walkers will complete the 3 days, with the opportunity for others to join for a day or shorter sections of the walk.
We will also have a team of support volunteers to drive bags & supplies as well as boost morale!
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