Hard Knott Roman Fort

Quite the most majestically sited Roman structure in Britain (Britannia). Commanding a fabulous prospect of the Scafells and the wild heights at the head of Eskdale, the visitor can find not only internal structures including the headquarters building and granary but, outside the playing-card shaped fort walls, a bathhouse and a parade ground with a dais of stones collected during the creation of the open space to exercise the garrison.

The Scafells from the north gate of the fort
Dais of stones gathered to create the parade ground
view down upon the parade ground to the fort walls, with the dais to the right above the bracken
Looking over the headquarters building to the granary backed by the craggy slopes of Border End

Published by markrichardswalking

An outdoor writer since my early twenties, with a passion for walking and linescape art, which quickly coalesed into the creation of practical guides exploring the remarkable landscapes and heritage of Britain.

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