Hadrian’s Wall – Walk with the Romans – Steel Rigg

Posted: June 3, 2016 in History, Northumberland, Roman History, UK

Sue and I are spending a couple of days exploring Hadrians Wall around Hexham when we travel; up to Northumbria at the end of the month, so interested to read this post.

Tammy Tour Guide

Hadrian's Wall Hadrian’s Wall – rugged splendour

Hadrian’s Wall is one of the most impressive ancient monuments in Britain. It was once the northern frontier of the mighty Roman Empire and covers 84 miles of rugged countryside from Bowness-on-Solway in Cumbria to Wallsend on Tyneside.

Today this is spectacular walking country, whether you’re a serious walker or a casual visitor looking for a gentle trek across its ruins and fortifications.

Earlier this month I dusted down my walking boots and headed to Steel Rigg, my favourite spot, for a circular walk which was both bracing and breathtaking.

Hadrian's Wall Exploring the fortifications

Four seasons in one day

The classic Steel Rigg route is one of the best for taking in the wall in just a few hours. Start your trip at the Steel Rigg car park and head through the wicket gate along the route of the wall eastwards.

I’d come well prepared for the weather. ‘Layering’ is what you need when…

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