Near the Scottish border is a remarkable piece of construction called Hadrian’s Wall. Built by the Romans. There’s not much of it left, but you can still hike portions of it.
When my best friend was living in Carlisle, I went to visit several times. So we walked a span of Hadrian’s Wall called Steel Rigg.
If you ever go hiking in Northern England, here’s a helpful tip: It’s always cold. And always wet. Always.
We were freezing, my shoes were soaked, and the very tall stone steps were extra slippery. I was positive I was going to fall. I didn’t. Thank God. But every step I took, I was sure the rocks would be unsteady or my knees would give out.
But I had to keep walking, otherwise I wouldn’t get back to the car.