A Day in Hadrian’s Wall country

Hadrians Wall on the Farm Boundary (c)Sally Hutt

Yesterday Sally was lucky enough to enjoy a sunny day out collecting survey data for a farm survey in the centre of Hadrian’s Wall country.  The cuesta landscape of scarp and dip slopes in this area is amazing and it is clear why Emperor Hadrian chose to build his defensive wall here.

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The farm was amazingly diverse with limestone and sandstone crags many of which have been quarried in the past; flushes which were nervously investigated; mires; pastures; mature trees and lots of evidence of historical occupation.  The cuckoo flowers and water avens were out in the flushes; the cotton grass is starting to seed on the mires and I even found some grasses in flower.


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2 Responses to A Day in Hadrian’s Wall country

  1. vivinfrance says:

    Wonderful pictures

  2. thehutts says:

    My tomb is apparently old mine workings. The farmer tells me there probably are a few old bones in there!

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