|Your actual Hadrian's Wall|
Our campsite, Whitlees, is just outside Gilsland and is a Caravan Club CL.
|Pitched up at Whitlees|
We couldn't wait to Get Out There on our first afternoon so calorie loaded
Further on, we saw the edge of where the ancient Roman bridge used to
|Remnants of Roman bridge|
I think that walking tourism is probably what drove the demand for a new
|The new Willowford Bridge|
We didn't go into the English Heritage site at Birdoswald mainly because,
Poltross Burn Milecastle. These Milecastles were built every Roman mile along the wall (about 1.5km) and this particular one makes it very easy to see where all the original walls were.
We also saw an inscribed Roman wall brick which, fortunately, had a translation on a plaque underneath. To be honest, I saw the plaque first! It has been reused in building a barn and was positioned in pride of place. The barn was just above the old Willowford Bridge.
|Hadrian's Wall with the|
Hadrian's Wall Path alongside