“Thanks for a wonderful day” was a comment that summed up the Trimontium Trust’s visit to the central sector of the Antonine Wall last Saturday.
Last year’s visit to the eastern sector was a wet review, but, after passing the Falkirk Wheel Kelpies, site of Castlecary fort, the views over Tollpark and Garnhall and the panorama from Clyde to Forth estuary on top of Croy Hill in good weather made one appreciate the strategy of building the wall and the ditch (both still visible despite the centuries) where it was and the rock difficulties which some of the work parties encountered.
Members and friends came from North Shields, West Kilbride,Motherwell and the Borders. Guide was Jim Walker, trust chairman John Reid flew his drone to take aerial pictures and the catering arrangements for the marching squad were widely praised.
Trimontium site walks – Tuesdays and Thursdays (1.30pm, (Melrose); Sundays (2pm, Newstead milestone).
z The photograph shows the Trimontium Trust group at the Castlecary fort site on Saturday.