Monthly Archives: October 2016

Hadrian’s Wall Day 3 – Lanercost to Twice Brewed

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Day three on the wall, and the terrain is getting uppity. The 15 miles on the map turned out to be harder than the wall-mates could cope with, and by mile twelve, they’d all been voted out. I had taken the easier job of van logistics coordinator, which meant I could choose the better sections to walk on, and avoid… Read more »

Hadrian’s Wall Day 2 – Carlisle to Lanercost Priory

A bus into Carlisle from our campsite at Brampton, then quite literally a walk in the park to start the day, following the banks of the River Eden before heading out into the countryside in search of some wall. As per yesterday, the wall is lacking in evidence at this poly, although the earthworks associated with the wall are more… Read more »

Hadrian’s Wall Day 1 – Bowness on Solway to Carlisle

Our first day on the wall, although the wall is not very much in evidence in these parts. You have to take the word of the maps and guide books to know that there was ever a wall here, but the shoreline of the Solway Firth has its own appeal. Due to logistics and consideration for our lack of fitness,… Read more »


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After two days of ‘getting mobile’ taking the very much scenic route north via Lincolnshire, we arrived in the Lake District for a couple of days of ‘leg stretch’ to ready ourselves for our planned amble across Hadrian’s Wall, starting Monday. The route to Lincolnshire was frustrated by the M6 being closed east of Birmingham, although this led us to… Read more »