Built under the orders of the Emporer Hadrian with construction commencing in 122 A.D., Hadrian's Wall is a Roman fortification which originally spanned the width of northern England from Carlisle in the west to Newcastle in the east.
Sadly today much of the wall has gone, with great quantities of stone having been removed from it over the centuries. There are however some fine remaining sections, though in just about all parts the wall is significantly lower than it would have once stood.
The section immediately east of Steel Rig is particularly impressive, with the wall following along the ups and downs of a series of Whin Sill escarpments and the Sycamore Gap (pictured above).
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