Hadrian’s Wall: the view across the Solway


Bowness from across the Solway © David Gill

Hadrian’s Wall ‘ends’ at Bowness on Solway (Maia). The modern village clusters over the site of the Roman fort.


Bowness on Solway © David Gill

Just to the east is the fort at Drumburgh (Coggabata / Congabata) guarding one of the fords over the Solway. At high tide this looks a ‘secure’ frontier, but at low tide the mud flats are a reminder why the frontier was pushed so far to the west.


Drumburgh from across the Solway with the Lake district beyond © David Gill

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