Sunday, July 3, 2011

Walking the Wall

When Emperor Hadrian ordered the wall to be built in the 2nd century, I'm sure he never dreamed that it would be so famous over 2000 years later.    And I'm sure that no Roman legionary stationed on the Wall could ever imagine that "Walking the Wall" would become so popular.  People come from all over the world to walk the Hadrian's Wall National Trail. 

http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/hadrianswall/text.asp?PageId=4

As you can see from the above link, there are many ways to walk the Wall.  You can do it all yourself and carry your gear on your back.  Or you can have a tour company carry your luggage to your next destination and only walk with a daypack.  You can camp out or stay in a hotel or bed and breakfast. 

We met several walk walkers while staying in our B&B a few miles from Haltwhistle, in Northumberland. 
Visiting the forts and walking a bit of the Wall is my idea of fun.  But I confess that I have no desire to walk the entire 73 miles, even with a luggage transport. 

No comments:

Post a Comment