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Hadrian's Wall - the professional shots

7th Jul 2016 by Jon Monks

Last week we commisioned a professional photographer to spend a day out with our guided trip on Hadrian's Wall.

As with all our guided walks on Hadrian's Wall the packed lunches, packed full of local produce was dropped off with the group.

During the day the group past past Sycamore Gap and Crag Lough. This section of the wall has been used a number of times in films, so memories will jump out at you all day. It is also one of the best preserved sections of the Wall. Known as Claytons Wall after John Clayton of Chesters who was a Lawyer in Newcastle and devoted every Monday of his professional working life to restoring the Wall to what we see today.

The group then past Housesteads which is the most complete example of a Roman fort in Britain, and now the most popular site on the Wall. It stands high on the exposed Whin Sill escarpment, commanding breathtaking views. It was one of 12 permanent forts added to the new frontier by Hadrian in about 124 AD. Known as Vercovicium ('the place of effective fighters'), it was garrisoned by a cohort of around 800 infantry (for most of its history Tungrians from Belgium), later reinforced by Germanic cavalry.

They then carried to Chollerford where a well earned drink was in order.

I very much hope you enjoy the pictures.

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