on the way to the wall, i walked near farms in vast lush green areas
In the distance - a ridge that overlooks vast tracks of land, I would end up walking the ridge where Hadrian's wall is still fully in-tact
Walltown Quarry - used to be a quarry, but since the quarry has been filled up with rainwater
Just after Walltown quarry, Hadrian's wall and a Mile castle, and yes there was one of this watch castles every mile along the wall. These castles also served as gates between the roman empire (established in britain) and the “barbarians” (Celts) living north of the wall
5 Miles later (after the Quarry)... the wall still visible and another ridge to climb
Looking back... i had my lunch in the woods (called Steel Rigg)
the view from what is the highest point along hadrians wall (Winshields Crags)
Another Mile castle... these were used by traders who went between the Roman empire and the Celt tribes that sat north of the wall
Now you know why its called Sycamore gap
can you see the rainbow?
some people run the wall...