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Hadrian’s Wall from Housesteads Fort

This evening, I am posting information on Housesteads, one of the principal visitor attractions on Hadrian’s Wall, in northern England.

Housesteads Fort ( Roman name Vercovicium) is an integral part of the 122km long Hadrian’s Wall the construction of which commenced in AD122.

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Birdoswald Roman Fort from S.W.

This evening, I am posting information on Birdoswald, one of the best preserved forts on Hadrian’s Wall, in northern England.

The Roman name for the fort was Banna whilst the modern name is derived from a combination of Brittonic ( Welsh) and Anglo-Saxon which means pen or farmyard of Oswald.

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Hiking Group

 

This evening, I am posting information on a small group hike which connected with the western section of 2nd century AD Antonine Wall, a short distance N.E. of Glasgow and visiting Auchinstarry, Bar Hill, Croy Hill and Twechar. Weather was cold and sunny with a dusting of snow. In the distance (north) the Campsie Fells and Kilsyth Hills were evident.

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