High Street Roman Road (BROCAVVM to GALAVA)

Sat 2 Jul 2005

Route: Brougham Castle (BROCAVVM ROMAN FORT) - Brougham Hall - Eamont Bridge - Yanwath - Tirril - Winder Hall Farm - Moor Divock - The Cockpit - Loadpot Hill - Wether Hill - Red Crag - Raven Howe - High Raise - Rampsgill Head - Straits of Riggindale - High Street - Thornthwaite Crag - Scot Rake - Hagg Gill - Troutbeck Park - Ing Lane - Troutbeck - Robin Lane - Jenkin Crag - GALAVA ROMAN FORT (Ambleside)

Distance: 23.50 miles

Ascent: 4,100ft

Time: 10 hours

With: Members of the Online Fellwalking Club


A couple of light showers, cloud on the high fells, warm.

A march organised by Peter Burgess founder of the OFC. We 'marched' the XXVII Roman Miles between the two Roman forts as part of the Big Roman Dig with Channel Four's Time Team. A second group ascended from Patterdale and we met up at the Straits of Riggindale, we parted company at Thornthwaite Beacon as we headed on to Troutbeck and they descended to Hartsop.

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Brougham Castle

Corner of the earth bank, all that remains of BROCAVUM Roman Fort with Brougham Castle behind

A large door knocker at Brougham Hall

Passing the Queen's Head Inn, Tirril

Little and Great Mell Fells from Heughscar Hill

Ullswater and Arthur's Pike from the Roman Road below Heugh Scar

The Cockpit, Moor Divock

Looking back to Heughscar Hill

Passing a boundary stone on the way up Loadpot Hill

The remains of Lowther House with Wether Hill ahead

Passing Redcrag Tarn

Looking down into Ramps Gill

Looking back north along the ridge from the ascent of High Raise

Rampsgill Head from the descent off High Raise

Riggindale and Haweswater

On the Roman Road across High Street

Thornthwaite Beacon

Descending to Troutbeck with Windermere ahead

Descending Scot Rake with Troutbeck Tongue below and Windermere in the distance

The track beside Hagg Gill

Looking back to Troutbeck Tongue and the Ill Bell ridge from Ing Lane

Passing Troutbeck Post Office (closed so no refreshments for us!)

Windermere from Robin Lane


The Double-Granaries or Horreae, GALAVA Roman Fort

GALAVA ROMAN FORT - we made it!

Previous Walk: Knipescar Common (Tue 7 Jun 2005)

Next Walk: Helvellyn via Striding and Swirral Edges (Sat 9 Jul 2005)

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