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#Alongthewallin80days - Day 3

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Fri, 16/05/2014 - 14:17 -- Samantha

#Alongthewallin80days - Day 3

Possibly the best way to experience Hadrian's Wall is to walk it...

Hadrian's Wall Path runs 84 miles along what was the Northern Frontier, from Wallsend on the east coast of England, to Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast. It became the 15th National Trail in 2003 and was also voted Britain's finest long distance walk in 2011 by Countryfile. For most of its length it is close to the remains of Hadiran's Wall, past what once was Roman settlements and forts. With breath taking views and plenty of history every step of the way it truly is a remarkable experience.  

An experienced walker could walk the path in approximately 6 days, however, circular walks and shorter trails have also been devised to cater for all abilities. So why not make the most of what this world heritage site has to offer, go along and check out the pubs, restaurants, coffee shops, BnBs and hotels the surrounding areas have to offer along with the amazing views and history soaked landscape. For more information check out 



One of the many historical sites you may come across while walking the wall are the Milecastles. Some of the remains are visible while others are not. Milecastle 77 is thought to lie northeast of the village of Glasson however its exact location has not been found however The Vallum survives as a feature visible on the ground to the southwest of the approximate location of milecastle​ 77. Check back tomorrow to find out what The Vallum is and how it helped protect Hadrian's Wall. 


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