Sunday 19 February 2012: The home strait
I did a recce for the alpaca walk for the Spring Festival today. I'm not leading on the day, but I planned the route and I wanted to be sure it is OK before anyone else attempts it. The good news is that the dangerous bridge in Codlaw Dene has been replaced.
It was a brilliant day for open views. The sky was very clear and you could see for miles. The ice on the ground hardly gave at all, so the muddy bits were relatively dry.
Like yesterday I was spoilt for choice when it came to a blip. There were the alpacas, the suckler cows and magnificent bull, the horses, the kittens at the farm and the views. I've chosen this image of Hadrian's Wall Path just east of St Oswald's Hill Head Farm. You can see that the 2 men who mow the path have been out. They encourage walkers to spread out when walking to avoid damaging the archaeology under the path.
The tarmac road to the left is the Military Road, so called because it was built on General Wade's instructions to facilitate troop movements across country to quell the Jacobite rebellion. He also built roads in Scotland. At times the new road was built on top of Hadrian's Wall..........
All we need now is good weather for our walk on April 30th (and dry weather between now and then).