This past weekend we went to Castlerigg Stone circle and the lake district to visit the Hardknott fort.
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).
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!
Hope you enjoyed my post =)
Until next time, toodles!