Roman Around

15th April 2014, 29 photos.

Informative couple of days exploring the Roman sites along Hadrian's Wall - with James providing much of the background information following his recent school project. Spent a dampish first night at Boe Rigg, Northumberland, visiting incredible Roman fort remains and museums at Chesters, Housesteads and Vindolanda, exploring sections of Hadrian's Wall itself too, where we could find them. Then took a little excursion to the Lakes, to stay at the idyllic riverside Sykes Farm and climb Castle Crag in glorious sunshine.

Chesters Roman Fort


Roman central heating system, Chesters Fort


James heads for the bathhouse changing room


At Chesters


Chesters brickwork


Dawn at Boe Rigg


Kim finally finds that Wall - between Milecastles 29 and 30


On what's left of Hadrian's Wall


James explores the Wall


Heading for Milecastle 29


Me and J on the Wall


Hadrian's Wall


Housesteads Roman Fort - on the bog!


Kim at Housesteads - the latrine


South-west watchtower - Housesteads


Raised floor of the Granary - Vindolanda


James explains more about the Romans at Vindolanda


More raised floors at the incredible, huge Roman Vindolanda


In his wee den, Buttermere


Breakfast, Sykes Farm, Buttermere


Hermit Millican Dalton's cave, Castle Crag


James add to the hermit's inscription


View over Derwent Water from Castle Crag


Kim describes stunning Borrowdale


Top of Castle Crag


Borrowdale from Castle Crag


Lunch, Grange, Borrowdale


Final wee wander on the Wall near the wonderfully named, Twice Brewed


End of the Wall, for us, for now!


15th April 2014, 29 photos. View this album in Flickr.