27th December – So we stand at the threshold of an important year for Roman Wall enthusiasts. 2022 marks the 1900th anniversary of Hadrian’s only known visit to Britain in AD122 and, importantly for him, the opportunity to inspect the ongoing works to establish his remarkable frontier.
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 WallContinue reading “Roman vallum at Cawfields”
3rd October — Another day rent with rain and brilliant sunshine. Yet as the afternoon advanced I made a sortie along Hadrian’s Wall to capture the classic view eastward from Steel Rigg. White and black Galloway cattle adding to the age-old pastoral essence of a stunning view of the craggy Whin Sill escarpment.
2nd October — Meeting up with my great friend Paul Weston from Bath University, who made a special trip up from his holiday lodgings in Ravenglass. I took him to visit the Roman Fort and survey the fabulous landscape setting. Like me Paul soaks up heritage landscapes with keen-eyed relish. We glanced at the post-excavationContinue reading “Birdoswald Roman Fort”