Today, I completed the final section of my hike along the line of Hadrian’s Wall in northern England. Weather was benign and terrain easy-going comprising mainly flat or rolling farmland, pathways and even roads. Distance covered was 11 miles which I covered in about 5 hours.

During today’s section I encountered virtually no Wall masonry but in certain sections the foundations and line of the Wall were evident together with related Vallum earthworks.

Along the way I encountered:

  • Horses and ponies.
  • Cattle.
  • Sheep (many!).
  • A pheasant.
  • Some late wild flowers.
  • The fast flowing River Eden.
  • A 19th century folly tower.

Overall, a pleasant and satisfying conclusion to the hike. A selection of images are provided below.

Roman masonry at Carlisle Castle, England

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Rainbow over River Eden, Carlisle

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19th century folly at Rickerby

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Late blooming wildflower

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River Eden

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Foundations of Hadrian’s Wall near Bleatarn

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Line of Hadrian’s Wall relative to local landscape

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Hadrian’s Wall Path

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Pony

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Wildflower

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Pheasant

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Line of Hadrian’s Wall

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