Hadrians Walk

We've had a wonderful day. The best half day hike in the United States is Angel's Landing in Zion National Park, Utah. The best half day hike in England has to be Hadrian's Walk from Steel Rigg to Housesteads Fort. The first 2km is challenging. Up and down hills. Well worth the effort.

We had the good fortune to meet George. He's a typesetter and we had a good chat about imagesetters, PostScript, PDF, Illustrator and other technology that we both know. There are several telephotos of George in the distance.

In the morning we visited Birdoswald Fort. That was a mistake as it's much like Housesteads which we did yesterday. We should have done the Roman Museum with a 3D Movie instead. We also visited the town of Haltwhistle which claims to be the "Centre of Britain". It's probably at the Centre of Gravity of Britain. About 90% of the population of Britain lies South of Haltwhistle.

They are building a visitor center for Hadrian's Wall at "Twice Brewed". It looks almost finished. We'll visit Hadrian's Wall again to see the new visitor centre. We're really impressed by Northumberland. Our accomodation and meals in in Allendale have been very nice.


Haltwhistle

Center of Britain

About Haltwhistle

Station Water Tank

Things to do

Railway

Station Sign

West to Carlisle

Interesting Architecture

Army Supplies

Laundrette

Hotel

Hotel

Wall Country

Gilsland

Roman Fort

Helicopter

Wall running East

The Wall

Signs

Fort

West Gateway

West Gateway

Victorian House

Victorian House

Drill Hall

16th Century House

End of Romans

Granaries

East Gate

Wall and House

River

View to West

Lake District Mountains

South Gate and House

Helicopter

 

Greenhead

County Sign

Start of Walk

Craggs

Wall

Wall and First Climb

New Visitor Centre

Big Climb

Craggs and Climb

In the dip

View to Parking Lot

Guard House

George

Alison and Wall

Walking

Mile Castle 36

Guard House

Sycamore Gap

View to Military Road

Something

Alison Resting

Sycamore

Sycamore and Alison

Sycamore Gap

Steep

View to North

Road

Lake

Lake and House

Wall

Short Cut

Long cut

George on Long Cut

George on zoom

Another Guard House

Inside

Milecastle 37

Gate leading North

Hadrian's Wall

National Park

In the woods

Housestead's Fort

Fort and Wall

Wall Bus

Bus Route

On the bus

Helpful Signs

Sycamore Gap from Bus

Sycamore Gap from Bus

Sycamore Gap from Bus

Steel Rigg Parking Lot

Holiday Cottage

Trail Marker

Walk, Wall and Craggs

Haydon Bridge

Haydon Bridge

Haydon Bridge

River Tyne

Haydon Bridge

Allen Valley


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