The Fort That Anchored The Wall

My thanks to Marine1 for writing this  guide to Segedunum Roman Fort and Baths at Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, . 

“Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum at Wallsend on the north bank of the River Tyne is an exciting, interactive museum.

Wallsend, as its names implies was the anchor fort at the eastern end of Hadrian’s wall.  It is the most extensively excavated site in the whole of the Roman Empire and has the only reconstructed Roman bath house in Britain.  The 100 feet high observation tower gives stunning views over both the fort and the surrounding area, including the River………….”

It saves me writing the report I have been meaning to write since August 2006 when I set off from Segedunum to walk the Wall in 6 days, accompanied by friends and supported, crucially by wife.

You can catch marine1’s report  here 

and, if you are the sort that cannot get enough of  someone else’s holiday snaps ( and very many of them) you can go here:


Of course, there is a debate about which way to do this walk. Prevailing opinion would have you walking with the prevailing wind at your back, West to East. Forget that. Walk away and leave as far behind as you can the noise of the metropolis, head West and finish in the glorious Solway Firth. Unforgettable.