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Itineris Terminus: Hadrian’s Wall IX et X

These were our penultimate and final sections of the Hadrian’s Wall Trail, the official trail ending at Segudunum, the alternate, unofficial, finish at Arbeia, and our own extension to make it into a coast to coast walk. Day IX: Completing the … Continue reading

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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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