Mark Richards Hadrian’s High Way

Mark Richards - Maiden Way on Melmerby Fell

It is always good to catch up with Mark Richards, no stranger to Rohantime readers.

Mark has been busy over the last few months exploring a very special area of the UK.

Last week he published Hadrian’s High Way, in two handy volumes. The clue is in the name.

A magnificent 100-mile journey, traces the Roman road structure linking ten Roman forts from the Cumbrian coast at Ravenglass, where there had been a Roman port.

A treat for both heritage and outdoor enthusiasts

Mark Richards Hadrian's High Way

Tracking east through the wild and beautiful Lakeland mountains to Brougham, striking across the Eden to accompany the Maiden Way over the high Pennine watershed to Alston and up the South Tyne valley to link up with Hadrian’s Wall at Carvoran.

Mark Richards Hadrian's High Way

The final leg uses the Roman Military Way, as distinct from the National Trail, to reach Housesteads Roman Fort and switches south to effectively end at Vindolanda Roman Fort (for practical purposes Bardon Mill Station on the Tynedale Line). Every inch of the route resonates with history and the purest scenic pleasure.

A treat for both heritage and outdoor enthusiasts

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Content for this post supplied courtesy of the publisher J R Nicholls Publishing.

Peter Savin – Walking Hadrian’s High Way


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