You can be Hadrian, virtually

This long distance footpath is unique because it follows a World Heritage Site. Hadrian built the Wall to separate the Roman Empire from the barbarians. It is a complex structure with curtain wall, milecastles, turrets, ditches and forts. Walking the Path is logistically easier if the east-west route is followed.

The Path that mainly follows the Wall has cityscape, farmland, moorland, hills, more moorland, farmland and salt marsh. It is moderate in difficulty and there are many cafes and inns on the route for refreshment.

Much of the roman stone has been robbed for stone walls, farm buildings, homes, castles, churches and an abbey. What survives is impressive and there are interesting museums at some forts.

Learn more courtesy of Kenneth Rotheram

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