The View from Hadrian’s Wall

Two Friends Hike Along the Ancient Roman Frontier


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About the Book

Built almost 2,000 years ago by the Roman occupiers of Britain, Hadrian’s Wall is one of the most famous and identifiable World Heritage Sites. When two old friends, one American and one British, reunited to trek the length of the Wall, they reminisced about the past while sharing apprehension about the future. This memoir of their coast-to-coast voyage examines Roman history, drawing parallels between the fall of the Roman Empire and the recent political developments and uncertainties in the United Kingdom and the United States. The authors also share their often humorous encounters with locals they met along the way while hiking in incessant rain.

About the Author(s)

Mark Clegg works in financial services and is co-owner of Raison de Rétro, a vintage books and antiques business. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

David Wilmot is a partner in a European fund management company. He lives in London and Cornwall.

Bibliographic Details

Mark Clegg and David Wilmot
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 205
Bibliographic Info: 24 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8506-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4432-5
Imprint: Toplight

Table of Contents

Preface by Mark Clegg 1
Introduction by Mark Clegg 3
Introduction by David Wilmot 8
Chapter 1. Geordieland 15
Chapter 2. The Red Lion 59
Chapter 3. Moorlands 84
Chapter 4. Cumbria 133
Chapter 5. Carlisle 150
Chapter 6. Last Leg 162
Postscript 179
Chapter Notes 187
Bibliography 193
Index 195