Hadrian’s Wall Path Walk

, Subject : Inspiration

Hadrian's WallThis weekend Roots Director Chris Hall completed the Hadrian’s Wall Path long distance walk. The 84 mile path follows the route of the historical wall from Wallsend in the east to Bowness in the west. Begun in AD 122 on the orders of Emperor Hadrian it was designed to define the northern boundary of the Roman Empire. Though most of the wall has long since gone it was originally built from stone and turf, reaching 3m wide and (approximately) 5m high in places.

Chris commented ‘I was taken a-back by the ingenuity and craftmanship of those involved almost 1800 years ago. The terrain is far from flat and the scale is immense, yet much of the wall still remains – it is an amazing engineering feat.’

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