Author Topic: TR Haltwhistle to Redburn, eastward along the Roman Wall Sun 11 Nov 18  (Read 949 times)

April

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We got the bus to Haltwhistle for a good leg stretch eastward along the Roman Wall. First stop Haltwhislte Burn and the obligatory shot of the magic tree

The Magic Tree


Squeaky and Beefy on the path alongside Haltwhistle Burn


Squeaky has another new coat on today. The weather wasn't too bad. Rain was forecast but none as yet.

Beefy and Squeaky near Cawfield Crags


Looking west from Thorny Doors


We had our 2 minutes silence near here but it was interrupted by people passing us saying hello.

Squeaky on her way to Caw Gap


Squeaky approaching the trig on Windshields Crags


She kept turning around and if she could speak (instead of a squeak!) she would be saying "Hurry up ya pair of old codgers"  ;)

Beefy and Squeaky on Windshields Crags


There was a little rain here but it didn't amount to much.

On the way to Steel Rigg


We stopped for some lunch near Steel Rigg. We went past Sycamore Gap but it was difficult to get a photo without anyone else on. This is the busy part of Hadrian's Wall, a lot of people come to this bit.

Crag Lough and Hotbank Farm


Broomlee Lough


We turned right at Cuddy's Crags. We were heading for Bardon Mill to get our bus.

Dramatic sky on the way from Cuddy's Crags


Squeaky had slowed down now, she was getting tired.

Autumn at Vindolanda


What another great day out, we hadn't got wet and saw more lovely autumn colours. Our route was Haltwhistle - Cawfield - Windshields Crags - Steel Rigg - Cuddy's Crags - Grandy's Knowe - Redburn 18.2km with 615m ascent and 635 descent. It was about 4 hours walking time. We were all feeling the distance, the ups and downs and the pace we'd set by the time we got to the bus stop. Two hours between the buses on a Sunday, we didn't want to miss the bus.
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

beefy

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if she could speak (instead of a squeak!) she would be saying "Hurry up ya pair of old codgers[/size]


 ;D  more great pics, lovely colours

DRIP COFFINS  :D

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Lovely photos April, I wondered what sort of weather you had up there.
Has Squeaky become a regular walking companion? She'll be wanting to go camping next.
Over hill, over dale. Thorough brush, thorough brier....
I do wander every where

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Grand day out on the best part of the wall. The density of the autumn colours is fading now as the leaves fall (ankle-deep here) but still lovely walking to be done.
I thought of doing the complete Wall trail east-to-west but the problems of wild pitching put me off. I'd need to get over 20 miles on the first day to stand even a slight chance, then there are problems at the west end too.

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Nice photos April. Glad the weather was good to you again

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Lovely photos April     :)     It's nice of Squeaky to take you and beefy for a walk    :)

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Love the magic tree! O0
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April

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Has Squeaky become a regular walking companion? She'll be wanting to go camping next.

She might be coming with us sometimes  :) We are off for a wild camp this weekend, the weather looks pretty good and Squeaky has asked if she can come too  ;)

I thought of doing the complete Wall trail east-to-west but the problems of wild pitching put me off. I'd need to get over 20 miles on the first day to stand even a slight chance, then there are problems at the west end too.

I've never really wanted to wild camp up there, it is sort of "not the done thing" near Hadrian's Wall. I know other people wild camp up there and get away with it.

Thanks beefy, Rob and sunnydale  O0

It's nice of Squeaky to take you and beefy for a walk    :)

It is  :) She is very fast mind, we struggle to keep at her pace  ;D
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

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Great stuff, walking with squeaky and Lady  O0

April

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Great stuff, walking with squeaky and Lady  O0

Or The Lady and The Tramp?  :D
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Jac

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A grand day out had by all. Is Squeaky a rescue/retired greyhound?
Most walks start by finding the way out of the car park

pleb

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Or The Lady and The Tramp?  :D
Lol even more. Must remember that for future insults! (er......I mean "constructive comments")  ;D

April

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Is Squeaky a rescue/retired greyhound?

No she is a whippet and belongs to Daughter of Beefy. You have put a little bee in my bonnet Jac. When I retire that would be a nice thing to do to get one of those or at least another rescue dog, I have enjoyed being with Squeaky  :)
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April

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Must remember that for future insults! (er......I mean "constructive comments")  ;D

I can give you lots more fodder if you like  :D
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

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Amazing pics! O0   I really must get up there and walk more of the wall!