Day 11: Ravenglass and Hardknott

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! 


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