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Eastern Hadrianic Way


37 km / 23 miles
Archaeologist Clifford 'Indiana' Jones has been surveying the Cumbrian landscape for many years, convinced that there was a continuation of the Roman defences of Hadrian's Wall down the coast from Maryport to Ravenglass. This work by Jones and his team lead to his Hadrian's Coastal Route as a new exploration for walkers.

Jones is now researching a further related walking route, Hadrian's Eastern Way. From Ravenglass it goes inland across two of the toughest Lakeland passes, Hardknott (with its Roman fort - Mediobogdum) and Wrynose, now dominated by traffic, via Skelwith Fold and Pull Wyke to Ambleside with the fort of Galleva nearby. Its purpose is to open up another route for walkers along a Roman road, parts of which have not been known before. But, more importantly to claim the passes back for travellers on foot.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
Start: SD085964 - Ravenglass, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Finish: NY375042 - Ambleside, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2008

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Eastern Hadrianic Way : Ravenglass to Ambleside  (Striding Edge  - 2009 )


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Route Profile:

36.9 km (22.9 miles)
1,196 m (3,924 ft) ascent
403 m (1,322 ft)  maximum height

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