19 Oct 2013: Bowness to Carlisle

19 Oct 2013: Bowness to Carlisle
Walk descriptor Hadrian’s Wall  
Day 01 Start to end time 07h 09m
Date Sat 19 Oct 2013 Cu miles 14
Start point Bowness on Solway End point Carlisle
Miles today 13.9 Miles left 73.4


Today’s weather Dull and overcast in the morning, sun in afternoon.   Very mild.   Light Southwestern breeze.  Heavy rain shower in evening


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Today’s location

(the red circle and cross shows where I am at the moment)

GPX based track of today’s walk

(click here to access downloadable file)



The first day of our Hadrian’s Wall walk.   Stayed overnight at Carlisle then took the no. 93 bus to Bowness and walked back to Carlisle again.   A very easy start to the walk!   Mostly flat, along the Solway plain, with good views North into Galloway and South into the North Lakes.   The going was easy underfoot – a bit muddy in places but very well signposted.   Only one shop en route (at the caravan park between Port Carlisle and Glasson) but a good shelter and vending machine for tea and coffee at Drumburgh.   Visited art show in Beaumont church.   Very rustic!  Staying at Knockupworth Hall tonight and going to a nearby hotel for dinner tonight.   Am hungry already!


Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

NB small images only today as no WiFi and am working over EDGE mobile phone connection

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The start of the walk at Bowness

You are never far from a nuclear power station….

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So what more could you need??

Not to be attempted at high tide!

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Edward I at Burgh by Sands

A bizarrely elaborate stile! Just outside Carlisle


The previous day’s blog follows below the blue line

 Solid line blue