Yesterday was Day 11 of our Hadrian's Wall Walk.
This was actually the first time in over a month that we hadn't had previous engagements on a sunny day! Our walk started at Housesteads Roman Fort and ended at Milecastle Inn. The path along the wall stretched for 5 Roman miles. Each Roman mile is .95 of today's miles, so we actually walked 4.75 miles, not including the walk from the parking lot to where we left off last month, and the walk from the wall to Milecastle Inn.
Here is the view of Whin Sill, where we walked last month.
This is some of what we walked yesterday.
The first milecastle (there's one each Roman mile) on this leg of the trip.
One of the first of many, many hills we climbed during the course of the day.
We aren't actually sure if the rocks are the actual wall, or if they've been placed there for walkers.
A sign for Pennine Way, a popular mountainous walk. I'm pointing up, where our path leads.
Yes, we did climb to the top of that too.
And here we are looking down at Crag Lough.
J waving under Sycamore Gap.
It's also known as Robin Hood's Tree because it was in the Prince of Thieves movie.
Milecastle 42, the last of the milecastles on this leg of the trip, and unusual for a milecastle since it's at an awkward slant.
Surprisingly we arrived at Milecastle Inn, where the bus would pick us up to bring us back home, at 3:30, and hour before we had to leave. So we ordered a half pint, ate a cadbury egg, and then went home.