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  • Hadrian's High Way Walking Weekend 12th-14th October 2018 (Double / Twin room)

    What’s Included: 

    • Hadrian High Way booklets Part 1 & 2 signed by the author Mark Richards
    • Guided tour along part of the Hadrian’s High Way walk with Mark Richards and Pete Savin.
    • Private Tour of Vindolanda Museum before its open to the public.
    • Site tour of Vindolanda
    • Vindolanda and Roman Army Museum entrance fees
    • Bed and Breakfast and packed lunch for the Saturday.

    Itinerary:

    Day 1: Friday

    Arrival – Any time after 3pm

    Welcome pack with books

    Out for dinner at local pub/restaurant (not included in price)

    Day 2: Guided Walk

    8 – 8:45am Breakfast

    9am – Introductory lecture by Mark Richards about Hadrian’s High Way and the route.

    9:30am – Bus to Epiacum

    10:00am – Spend time exploring/ learning about HHW and Epiacum.

    10:45am – Bus to drop off point and start the walk.

    3:30pm– Arrive at RAM, refreshments and look around the museum.

    5pm – Bus arrives taken back to Hedley Centre.

    Out for dinner at local pub/restaurant (not included in price)

    Day 3: Vindolanda

    8-8:45am - Breakfast

    9am – Private tour of the Museum

    9:45 -10:30am – Site tour

    Optional: Self-guided circular route to Hadrian’s wall and back.

     

    What the walk will be:

    The 100-mile long route reveals the upland landscape as appreciated by the Romans. Founded on a linked chain of Roman roads connecting ten Roman forts, as confirmation that “All roads leads to Vindolanda”. However, the walk is not a ‘highway’ as such, rather its name derives from the fact that for much of its course it is elevated, traversing wild fell country, quite distinct from Hadrian’s Wall. 

    It's a journey that is as relevant today as in Roman times. Time and tide have so shuffled the landscape to render a consistent walk upon the core foundation of Roman roads from Ravenglass to Vindolanda impractical. But for much of the way it is possible to hold to the structure created to underpin their jurisdiction in this northernmost part of the province of Britannia.

    Your weekend’s walking with Mark Richards and Pete Savin will not only feature the prime sites along the Whin Sill, but include the amazing Epiacum. Considered to be one of the most complete Roman fort in Britain, largely because it has never been excavated, set right in the heart of the Roman Britannia’s principal lead and silver mining area. You will then follow a stretch of the Maiden Way, heading north up the South Tyne valley to Magnis at Carvoran, home of the Roman Army Museum. Overall the route is just over 9 miles.

     

    Prices are per room, so if purchasing a double/twin room this entitles you to two places on the walking weekend.

    Single rooms may be available please contact info@vindolanda.com for more information.

     

    £350.00
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