The train journey from Carlisle down to the southernmost of the Roman Cumbrian sea defences, Ravenglass, is surprisingly long, passing places such as Corkickle and Drigg. From Ravenglass, there is a wonderful little railway called the “La’al Ratty”.
This little railway leads inland from Ravenglass to Dalegarth, and this was very near my accommodation, in Boot. From there it is a short 3 mile wall up to Hardknott Roman Fort, an amazing location for a remarkably well-preserved fort.
It is a much-recommended place, and a great end – the highest Roman fort in Britain – to a wonderful couple of weeks. The final day tomorrow will be Ravenglass bath house and then the train back down South!