Your Guide – "The perfect Wall expert..." (Kieran Falconer, The Guardian) A Northumbrian (of Border Reiver descent), former Royal Marines Officer, Outdoor Activities Instructor, Expedition Leader, Lecturer in Geography and Heritage Studies, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Your Vehicle - Defender 110 – A long wheel base, 4 x wheel drive Land Rover, modified to take up to six passengers in forward-facing seats, specially equipped for Expedition use and access to remote areas.
It is possible to get a real feel for the achievement and magnificence of Hadrian's Wall, along with the dramatic landscape in which it resides, in one day, if you know the right person and you have the means of accessing those places that are not always easy to reach. The solution is to take a Land Rover Safari for a selection of short walks, in the company of local Guide, Gary Reed.
When an article in the Observer newspaper began with "Crouching in a field in Northumberland, our guide, Gary Reed, is demonstrating Roman warfare tactics with two sticks and a dried cowpat", it more or less encapsulated Gary's less than orthodox approach to interpreting the heritage. Referred to as "the perfect Wall expert" in the Guardian and a day in his company being highlighted by the Sunday Times in their ‘Best of Britain' series for Days Out in the UK, you can take it that a Tour with Gary will be a day to remember.
Every Hadrian's Wall Safari Tour is unique, as it is specifically designed to cater for the interests of each individual group. You can not only walk some of the Wall's best-preserved sections, but also discover and explore the diversity of the area's rich and colourful heritage.
Your Safari - Along secluded Country Lanes and Tracks for Walks On and Off the Wall - Exploring the Local Heritage and the main Roman Sites of Interest, including the Milecastles, Turrets and Forts.