Category Archives: Hadrian’s Wall Walk

Hadrian’s Wall Walk 5 – Birdoswald to Walltown

On Thursday 28 April I drove over to Birdoswald Fort (NY616664) and parked there about 0930. My aim was to walk to the Roman Army Museum. There are buses back from there at 1142 and 1522 – I doubted I … Continue reading

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Walton, Cumbria – St Mary the Virgin

While walking Hadrian’s Wall I visited St Mary’s church in Walton. I was very good and went for a look round before I went to the Reading Room for coffee. The church is in the middle of the village NY523645. … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Walk 4 – Newtown to Birdoswald

  Saturday 16 April was a bit of a greyer, colder day. I drove to Newtown, parked the car, headed east. They are a proud village, but I wonder what happened in 2015 … The sun shone as I left … Continue reading

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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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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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