Today was Day 4 of my hike along Hadrian’s Wall. Although distance was only 8 miles/13 km the first section from Once Brewed to the Roman Army Museum was very hard going due to a combination of rugged terrain and short, steep gradients. However, the weather was benign and the physical exertion was rewarded by the excellent views and well-preserved nature of the Wall for long stretches. Indeed, this remote section of the Wall is the best preserved of the entire monument.Along the way I encountered:

  • Good views of the vallum (earthworks) south of the Wall.
  • Cawgap Turret.
  • A young bull blocking the path.
  • Cawfields Milecastle.
  • Great Chesters Fort.
  • A re-enactment Roman soldier.
  • Walltown Crags Turret.
  • The medieval ruins of Thirlwall Castle, which was built from recycled Roman masonry.
  • A good example of the vallum ( ditch) on the final stretch from the Army Museum to Gilsland.

I have lots of images but have encountered technical difficulty in uploading same. Will try and resolve ASAP.

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