Turret 48a Hadrian's Wall

A virtual stroll along Hadrian’s Wall

David Breeze  goes on a virtual walk with Mark Richards along Hadrian’s Wall from Gilsland (MC 48) to Craggle Hill (about MC 54). The Countrystride Podcast celebrates the landscapes, culture, heritage and people of Cumbria and the Lake District through a unique blend of immersive field recordings, inspiring commentary and interviews, all shaped into a single walk presented…

Fort and castle

Some Roman musings on a bike ride

By Linda Davis Cycling south from Penrith, the obvious route is via Brougham Castle, crossing the River Eamont by the bridge just east of the castle. The castle lies to the north of the Roman Fort of Brocavum.  The castle at Brougham, and before it the fort, protect the crossing of the Eamont.        Roads…

Milecastle model

Hadrian’s Wall, Milecastle 38 Inscription

Prof David Breeze explains the importance of the Milecastle 38 (Hotbank) inscription from Hadrian’s Wall, which proves that Hadrian commissioned the famous wall that now bears his name.