Roaming the Roman wall and way at Croy

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Jun 06

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mostly flat, distance less than 10 miles,

It took 12 years to build and was abandoned only 8 years later, join us to walk along a well preserved section of the the Vallum Antonini where early Syrian was spoken by the guards, defending the Roman strong hold of Britannia from Caledonia.

The Antonine wall is the furthest north of the Roman era bounder walls. Mostly made of turf and wood, it's remains are mostly earthworks.

We will be walking mostly on off road paths, which may be very muddy if it has rained recently, there is a short section on a road without pavement that can be busy, and another section where we walk on pavement along beside a road for 30 mins. Total distance is about 19km, which will take us about 5 hours plus breaks.

We start by walking up though Croy to Croy Hill fort then East, joining a road without pavements for a short while, then walking along a long well preserved stretch of wall, past Cumbernauld airport to Castlecarry, from here we walk west to join the coarse of Via Flavii a roman road joining the Vici of the roman Forts along the walls to farms and supply routes, form this path we cut again down to the Station car park, we can from her add on a hour walk out to Bar hill with its remaining exposed foundations and dramatic section of the wall, returning back to the station via a section of the Military Way.

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