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

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Roman central heating system, Chesters Fort

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James heads for the bathhouse changing room

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At Chesters

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Chesters brickwork

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Dawn at Boe Rigg

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Kim finally finds that Wall - between Milecastles 29 and 30

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On what's left of Hadrian's Wall

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James explores the Wall

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Heading for Milecastle 29

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Me and J on the Wall

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Hadrian's Wall

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Housesteads Roman Fort - on the bog!

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Kim at Housesteads - the latrine

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South-west watchtower - Housesteads

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Raised floor of the Granary - Vindolanda

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James explains more about the Romans at Vindolanda

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More raised floors at the incredible, huge Roman Vindolanda

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In his wee den, Buttermere

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Breakfast, Sykes Farm, Buttermere

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Hermit Millican Dalton's cave, Castle Crag

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James add to the hermit's inscription

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View over Derwent Water from Castle Crag

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Kim describes stunning Borrowdale

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Top of Castle Crag

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Borrowdale from Castle Crag

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Lunch, Grange, Borrowdale

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

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End of the Wall, for us, for now!

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