Hadrian's Wall stretches from coast to coast along what was once the border between England and Scotland. It is the only long distance walk in the world located exclusively within an UNESCO Heritage Site. The newly opened 84 mile (135km) trail inspired travel writer Bob Bibby to don his boots and explore the scenic and historical route.
Walk along the path of the ancient Romans with Bob and learn about Hadrian – his power, passions and vices – and through this get a vivid picture and understanding of the Romans and their Empire.
Did you know that:
- Hadrian's Wall starred in the 2004 film King Arthur and the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves?
- the reason Hadrian built the Wall was to stop the Scots importing woad into England illegally?
- the Romans built straight roads to stop their soldiers going round the bend?
- the Romans invaded Britain in order to discover the secret of pork scratchings?
This refreshing and entertaining book will give hours of pleasure to ramblers and history enthusiasts on a journey through the modern day and historical Hadrian's Wall Country and, as always, Bob has included places to visit, stay, eat and drink, to help you on your way.
Another feast of reading from an author described as “writing very much like Bill Bryson”.
Published by Eye Books