A day out

snowglobe
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10:12 AM - May 13, 2012 #1

Having been rained off last Thursday some of us headed up to High Rochester fort (Bremenivm). Well worth a visit as the gates,walls and ditches survive to an impressive level. a walk along Dere street to the roman tombs is also worth the effort. Also look for the reused roman guttering in the end wall of the house as you turn up to the fort.
Lastly on a cold wet day the cafe in the village is worth calling into, Digging legend Nigel was impressed by the Ketchup bottles.
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Sue Munro
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2:47 PM - May 13, 2012 #2

You can't beat a bit of ketchup!

How do you find the fort by the way? I'm not familiar with it.
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3:10 PM - May 13, 2012 #3

One of my must-do's that I never seem to do! The only outpost fort I've visited is at Bewcastle, and it's more noted for its Norman castle & Anglian cross than the Roman lumps & bumps.
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3:33 PM - May 13, 2012 #4

Sue Munro wrote:
How do you find the fort by the way? I'm not familiar with it.
If you head down the Wall to Chollerford (Chesters Fort) then cross the bridge first left then you'll hit Dere st then it's a straight drive to Rochester , the route is packed with marching camps,roman milestones and Risingham fort (under grass but impressive) its an landscape packed with roman archeology throughout the drive. It took us 45 minutes to drive from Vindolanda without stopping.
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7:07 PM - May 15, 2012 #5

Here's a couple more from our rainy-day adventure, plus an indication of what happens to naughty diggers







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8:16 PM - May 15, 2012 #6


A great day out...
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9:02 PM - May 15, 2012 #7

Oh dear oh Dear....
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SacoHarry
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12:07 AM - May 16, 2012 #8

I really can't tell you how happy those dress-up pictures make me!
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snowglobe
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6:31 PM - May 16, 2012 #9

Glad to be of service! Was a great day out.
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Sue Munro
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2:23 PM - May 19, 2012 #10

snowglobe wrote:
Sue Munro wrote:
How do you find the fort by the way? I'm not familiar with it.
If you head down the Wall to Chollerford (Chesters Fort) then cross the bridge first left then you'll hit Dere st then it's a straight drive to Rochester , the route is packed with marching camps,roman milestones and Risingham fort (under grass but impressive) its an landscape packed with roman archeology throughout the drive. It took us 45 minutes to drive from Vindolanda without stopping.
Thanks for the directions

Must go next time we're up there.
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