Roman vallum at Cawfields

The Roman wall vallum looking to Cold Fell, the northern tip of the Pennine chain.

12th November – Yesterday I took a downhill stroll from Caw Gap to Haltwhsitle with the Roman military way adjacent to the vallum and so via Pilgrim’s Gap at Milecastle 42 through Cawfields Quarry to track down Haltwhistle Burn. I was looking at part of my first planned GREEN WALK based upon the Hadrian’s Wall WHS, springboarding off the Tyne Valley Railway at Haltwhistle Station. The twin-banked vallum is at its most convincing here. Autumn colours making the lower wooded gorge wonderfully pleasing to the eye too. I spotted the Fell Chimney a restored element of a drift colliery in the depths of the valley.

Fell Cimney

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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