So we progress right alongside Hadrianís Wall. Pretty amazing for something 2000 years old!

Then suddenly the path starts going steeply downhill

And more downhill (this is the fun bit!)

And finally evens out alongside the river.

You can still see the very old abutments in the water where the original Roman bridge is (stones on the left in the picture,) but we get to cross a new one.

And stop for a small moment of playing in the water. (Kat and Carla here.)

Then a photo opportunity beside the tower that guarded the bridge in Roman times.

And, of course, all that downhill walking can only mean one thing . . . going back up hill again!