Hadrian's Wall - Two days along the best sections
Mon 21st May 2012
This was certainly a weekend of all seasons.
What better area to showcase than Hadrianís Wall and even better the stunning section that runs through Northumberland. Our walkers for the coming few days was a coach trip from Scotland, as far north at Peterhead.We met the group on the Saturday at Steel Rigg car park and headed east along the most famous section of Hadrianís Wall, taking in milecastle 39, Sycamore Gap and Crag Lough. All iconic views that have been broadcast the world over.
The day was fresh to say the least which made for a short lunch stop but it was great walking over a challenging section of the Hadrianís Wall National trail. Fingers crossed for better weather on Sunday.
Sunday, thankfully, was perfect weather. It was still a little cold but the sun joined us today.
We met the group again at Cawfield and this time we headed west taking in one of the most picturesque section of the wall, passing along the Whin Sill.
With the warmth in the sun it made for a more leisurely day with stops along the way to explore the turrets and some stunning sections of Hadrianís Wall.
We then dropped down into Walltown quarry and the group could then go to the Roman Army museum or just enjoy the sunshine (and ice creams) at Walltown.
Overall it had been a great couple of day. Very good company with a group that really enjoyed the stunning scenery we have to walk through in Northumberland.