JORDAN WYLIE’S 15x15x15: DAY FIVE – NORTHUMBERLAND

Day 5 in the 15x15x15 challenge and after a great night sleep next to Hadrians Wall, I was refreshed and revitalised and feeling as fit as a Roman Emperor!

Day 1.           Day 2.          Day 3.          Day 4.          Day 5.          Day 6.          Day 7.          Day 8.          Day 9.          Day 10.          Day 12.          Day13.          Day15.

I do love my history so I had been looking forward to visiting Hadrian’s Wall on this UK tour, tragically in the 36 years I have been alive this was another important piece of our great nation’s heritage that had escaped me I’m afraid to say, so I had some catching up to do and boy did I embrace it!

This place is a magnificent achievement, a fixed frontier of the Roman Empire from coast to coast, occupied by soldiers and civilians. Begun in AD 122, it took six years to complete a barrier 73 miles long, across the land from the Solway Firth to Wallsend on the River Tyne. Fortunately, I only had to try and run just over a third of it today.

I was up bright an early and was surprised how many people were also exploring the beauty of this national park. It was certainly the busiest park I had come across so far although today was the start of the bank holiday for many I guess…

Northumberland National Park is rolling hills and greenery for as far as the eye can see with iconic pieces of years gone by over every hilltop. I was fortunate enough to see forts, Roman ruins, a peace labyrinth and so much more. As with the day before I broke the task down into 4 chunks and off I went. I felt fit again and really enjoying the time on my feet today, it’s amazing what a good nights sleep in the middle of a Roman battlefield can do for you! A great day and an honour to experience this place indeed, next stop the Lake District!

Day 1.           Day 2.          Day 3.          Day 4.          Day 5.          Day 6.          Day 7.          Day 8.          Day 9.          Day 10.          Day 12.          Day13.          Day15.

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