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Hadrian’s Wall (Latin: Vallum Aelium), also known as the Roman Wall, Picts’ Wall, or Vallum Hadriani in Latin, is a former defensive fortification of the Roman province of Britannia, begun in AD 122 in the reign of the Emperor Hadrian. Running from Wallsend on the River Tyne in the east to Bowness-on-Solway in the west of what is now northern England, it was a stone wall with large ditches in front of it and behind it that crossed the whole width of the island. Soldiers were garrisoned along the line of the wall in large forts, smaller milecastles and intervening turrets. In addition to the wall’s defensive military role, its gates may have been customs posts.

A significant portion of the wall still stands and can be followed on foot along the adjoining Hadrian’s Wall Path. The largest Roman archaeological feature in Britain, it runs a total of 73 miles (117.5 kilometres) in northern England. Regarded as a British cultural icon, Hadrian’s Wall is one of Britain’s major ancient tourist attractions. It was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. The turf-built Antonine Wall in what is now central Scotland, which briefly superseded Hadrian’s Wall before being abandoned, was declared a World Heritage Site in 2008.

Hadrian’s Wall marked the boundary between Roman Britannia and unconquered Caledonia to the north. The wall lies entirely within England and has never formed the Anglo-Scottish border, though it is often loosely or colloquially described as being such.

January 2018 Hadrian’s Wall walk finishing in Corbridge

Halton Castle & Chapel.  The castle is owned by the Blackett family. The Pele Tower was first recorded in 1382 and the manor house later attached to it was built with stone from the Roman relics. Such vandals!. I once delvered a post card to the family here that I brought back all the way from Post Office Bay on the Galapagos Islands.
Moira, David, Margaret and Chris on the bridge over the Tyne at Chollerford. The George Hotel in the background is where we stopped for a tea/coffee
Part of the group all eating sandwiches outside the entrance to Aydon Castle.
John and Mary crossing the Tyne bridge at Corbridge.
Pele Tower in Corbridge. Built in 1300 as a fortified vicarage. It is now a Micro Pub!
Inside the Pele Tower, smiling faces, sweaty bodies, muddy trousers and a drink in hand hint of a good day had walking in Northumberland’s fine countryside.
Inside the Pele Tower Corbridge. Real ale direct from the Barrel. That’s my pint on the bar.. a nice pint of “Pele IPA” from the Allendale Brewery served in a dimple glass.
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First Outing in 2018: Saturday 6 January – Hadrian’s Wall to Corbridge

A Happy New Year to all our members, past and present!

AFWC Walksheet 346

For details of the next Club outing simply click on the filename above. Instructions for reserving a coach seat are included in this document.

For a map(s) of optional walk routes, click on the filename below: –

Hadrian’s Wall to Corbridge

Photos from this walk are available here

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Hadrian’s Wall Walk – Brampton to Haltwhistle, Saturday October 15th 2011

Hadrians Wall Walk – Brampton to Haltwhistle, Saturday October 15th 2011

Dear All,
There was an error regarding the route of the coach that Alan Holmes has now corrected in the attachment to this email. Note that the coach will not be going through Barnard Castle.

Aycliffe Fell Walking Club – Hadrians Wall – Brampton to Haltwhistle, Saturday 15 October 2011

This is a reminder of the next walk and to provide you with the information sheet. Instructions for booking your place are on the sheet which is attached.

1. Please note that the AGM & social evening will take place on Wednesday 2 November at 7.30 pm in the INEOS Newton Aycliffe Sports & Social Club Pavilion. The bar will be open and there will be facilities for showing digital photographs so please bring these along if you have some.
2. The time has come to collect suggestions for the 2012 walks. We will receive these on the Hadrians Wall walk or you can send them by email to Alan Holmes on ahpatsol@btinternet.com. Everyone at the AGM will vote on the nominations to select those for 2012.
3. If you have any motions to raise at the AGM, please let me know by Friday 21st October by email (barry.wilkinson@ineos.com) or phone (01325 303683)

Info Sheet : Hadrians Wall Brampton to Haltwhistle

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