The beautiful lake district

Good morning!

Yoohoo! New blog post! Here in Castlerigg stone circle
Yoohoo! New blog post! Here in Castlerigg stone circle

This past weekend we went to Castlerigg Stone circle and the lake district to visit the Hardknott fort.

 

This fort is so big!!! And so high up!
This fort is so big!!! And so high up!

The view from the top of this fort is amazing!!! This fort was likely a defensive one set in place to protect the coast from potential invaders (you can almost see it in the picture below. It is just past that mountain/hill on the right hand side).

I'm standing on a part of the wall near a gate. It's a long way down! I can't believe the Romans built this crazy fort up here.
I’m standing on a part of the wall near a gate. It’s a long way down! I can’t believe the Romans built this crazy fort up here.

 

Emily, Felicia and Declan sitting atop the fort walls while Professor Meyer poses.
Emily, Felicia and Declan sitting atop the fort walls while Professor Meyer poses.

 

Looks like the Bathhouse still has some sheep-patrons!
Looks like the Bathhouse still has some sheep-patrons!

 

This site is also cool because the parade ground was found near the fort. This is where the soldiers did their daily exercises and training! Since it was such a rocky surface they had to blast the land flat and (not being wasteful) used the stones to build the fort with! Professor Meyer also mentioned they may have brought over soil to place on top of it so that it wasn’t so hard to train on. That makes sense to me!

Here are a few of us running past the parade ground (the flat surface) to climb up to higher ground! Race to the top!
Here are a few of us running past the parade ground (the flat surface) to climb up to higher ground! Race to the top!

 

Hope you enjoyed my post =)

Until next time, toodles!

-Tanya

One thought on “The beautiful lake district

  1. Hi Tanya, lesley here! So glad to see you enjoyed the Lake District whilst excavating at Vindolanda! Beth & Alex have offered a fabulous itinerary for you guys to get the most of your stay. I’ve really enjoyed seeing your blogs here, the memories of your time in the UK will be with you forever! Xxx

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