Hadrian’s Wall Path signage between Heddon and Rudchester.

Today, I hiked a 15 miles section of Hadrian’s Wall, from Heddon-on-the-Wall to Chollerford which took about eight hours. Weather was benign although parts of the trail were wet or waterlogged. However, the day proved a very satisfying adventure with the following encountered along the way:

  • Preserved sections of the actual Wall, particularly at Plaintrees and Brunton.
  • Extensive earthworks associated with the Wall known as the Vallum.
  • A battle site, Heavenfield.
  • Many examples of fungi and flowers.
  • Autumn berries including elderberries.
  • Sheep and cattle.
  • Historic church known as St. Oswald’s.
  • The North Tyne River, which reflected well in the evening sunlight.

A selection of images are provided below.

Blackberry flower on path of Hadrian’s Wall, England

Reflections on River North Tyne, Chollerford, England

Brunton Turret on Hadrian’s Wall, England

Section of Hadrian’s Wall at Planetrees

St. Oswald’s Church

Vallum: Portgate to Brunton, Hadrian’s Wall

Vallum: Rudchester to Portgate, Hadrian’s Wall

Texel and Cheviot Sheep, Hadrian’s Wall Path, England

Fungi on Hadrian’s Wall Path, England

Site of Vindobala Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall

Eldderberries on Hadrian’s Wall Path, England

Hadrian’s Wall Path from Heddon to the west.

Tomorrow, I continue west, past Housesteads, covering a distance of about 12 miles.

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