Wanderings & Witterings

By IvarBlipS


Just enough time today to drive over to Tamfourhill in Falkirk to walk along one of the best preserved stretches of the Antonine Wall at Watling Lodge.

Not a long walk by any means, a quick there and back in under 30 minutes, and that includes stopping for numerous photos, but it's always one of my favourites, possibly because the ditch is so deep (in relative terms) at this point. Certainly a deterrent to any Picts who might have thought about raiding the nearby Roman fortlet (of which there is little remaining trace).

Back in the day the ditch would have contained stones or small boulders known as ankle-breakers and the southern part of the Wall (to the left of this photo) would have had a guarded wooden palisade on top.

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