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The rollercoaster: Hadrian’s Wall V (II – iter repetivit)

9.5 miles 6h 15m ascent 394m Walltown-Housesteads Well this was a different walk from the same route a month earlier. We returned to this section of ridges between Walton and Houseteads, which we had walked in rain, mist and a strong headwind last … Continue reading

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Dandelions and Dead-Nettles: Hadrian’s Wall VIII

10.3 miles 4h 39m 131m ascent Wallhouse-Tyne Riverside Country Park This was a walk of three halves, and I am not referring to beer. The first half was dry with a chilly breeze, the the first half of the second … Continue reading

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The Military Road: Hadrian’s Wall VII

10.1 miles 5h 12m ascent 288m Chesters Fort-Wallhouse Except for a wee diversion at Brunton, this section ran beside the B6318, rarely drifting more than a stone’s throw away. The B6318 is apparently the longest B road in Britain, and because … Continue reading

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Mithraeum, Mud and Misnamed Rock: Hadrian’s Wall VI

9.7 miles 5h 5m ascent 192m Housesteads-Chesters Fort Better weather. The last two sections we walked into a strong headwind, first with snow and then with rain. Today the wind was at our backs and though rain and despite we walking … Continue reading

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Northumberland Rain: Hadrian’s Wall V

10.8 miles 7h 10m ascent 490m Thirlwall-Housesteads Qui dat pluviam super faciem terrae This was a walk in the rain. When we set out the rain was light enough that I decided against waterproof trousers. The forecast suggested it would … Continue reading

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