Category Archives: Cumbria

Hadrian’s Wall Walk 3 – Carlisle to Newtown

Friday 8 April 2016 was a day for a walk and, even better, a walk with my Godson, his brother and mum. Clare, Finlay and Jonti live near Penrith, so they drove north, I drove west, and we met at Newtown, … Continue reading

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Irton, Cumbria – St Paul

Before we drove over Hardknott we stopped at St Paul’s church, Irton. NY092005 – website. The church is up a long track off the road, and it was raining. The OS map marks “Cross” in that lovely antiquarian script it uses – … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Exploration 4 – Hardknott Roman Fort

We are on the west side of Cumbria, and I think that this is a Roman Fort that Dad didn’t get to. If you want to see a map of Hardknott Pass and some photos taken in the sun, see … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Exploration 3 – Ravenglass Roman Fort

  April Fool’s Day – and a train ride to west Cumbria. In the real world the best April Fool is that the franchise for Northern Rail has been handed to Arriva Rail North Ltd from Serco/Abellio. They have spent … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Exploration 2 – Senhouse Museum at Maryport

After a Wall Walk and a church crawl we drove on to Maryport to go to the Senhouse Museum – website. There is also a page about the settlement here.  The Hadrian’s Wall Trust produced a 2013 leaflet called Romans in Cumbria, … Continue reading

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Kirkbride, Cumbria – St Bride

Having had our walk we decided to drive south to the museum at Maryport. First we stopped at St Bride’s church at Kirkbride – NY230574 – for future reference there is a car park just in front of the church. Once … Continue reading

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Beaumont, Cumbria – St Mary the Virgin

Beaumont (apparently pronounced Bee-mont) is a village on the Hadrian’s Wall Trail.  It is the third of the three East Solway churches – website – and Elaine and I called in on Thursday 31 March while walking Burgh to Carlisle. … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Walk 2 – Burgh to Carlisle

On Thursday 31 March 2016 friend Elaine and I drove west. We parked at Burgh by Sands church (NY329591) at about 0930 and she had a look at the church while I put my boots on and turned on the Strava … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Exploration 1 – Edward I and Burgh by Sands

“Are you setting yourself a target?” asked one of my congregation today. “How long will this walk along the Wall take?” Well, I could start at one and end and march towards the other – or I can be easily … Continue reading

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Burgh by Sands, Cumbria – St Michael

St Michael’s church, Burgh by Sands – website – NY329591. Here we are on top of the Roman fort of Aballava, probably the apple orchard. They will even sell you a postcard of the fort. In the C3 the garrison … Continue reading

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