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Jun 2, 2013 - Corbridge to Walwick

Beautiful day of weather. We tried to find a church nearby but could not. We walked to Corbridge (off the Hadrian's Wall path). It was a gorgeous walk around a Halton Castle and down country lanes. There we toured Corbridge Roman Town, our first English Heritage site. They had trouble dealing with our internet-purchased pass but worked it out. There was an excellent audio guide and you could climb over everything so I though it would be a good place for kids. Then we walked into Corbridge where I thought we would do some shopping in the...

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Hadrian's Wall 2013

Jun 5, 2012 - Walking in the Roman's footsteps

Today we headed south from the campground to explore Hadrian’s Wall. The wall was built by the Romans and believed to have been started around AD 122 and was 80 roman miles (73 miles today) long. The fortified wall is considered to have been built for a number of purposes – to protect from northern barbarian raids, to act as a border post and some believe to show off the mighty machine of the Roman Empire. Our first stop was the Chesters Roman Fort. This fort housed a garrison of 500 troops mainly Spanish. The size of the fort was huge....

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Jun 25, 2008 - Hiking Hadrian's Wall

From Newcastle, we took a tiny train to Hexham. We learned that the bus which goes to Hadrian's Wall was leaving in an hour and fifteen minutes. Not wanting to wait, we hopped into a waiting taxi. We told the driver we wanted to hike the wall. I suggested we might start around Chester's Roman Fort, but he made some phone calls and recommended we start at Vindolanda and walk back towards Chester's. As he drove, it started to rain. He suggested if we wanted to quit at any point, we could call him and he'd pick us up. This proved to be a godsend.

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The graduation visit



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