Antonine Wall, Twechar

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    Antonine Wall near Bar Hill Roman Fort, near Cumbernauld.

    The high tide mark of Roman expansion northwards into Britain, the turf wall is less famous than its older stone-built brother. Clearly a wall too far, it was soon abandoned and the frontier re-established at Hadrian's wall further South.

    This cameraphone shot doesn't give much impression of the scale, but after 1800 years it is still enormously impressive. Or impressively enormous.

    Clanger's England, oleyever, buzzt, and 4 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. hollabb 85 months ago | reply

      Do you mean Bar Hill fort at Twechar East Dunbartonshire?

    2. electropod 85 months ago | reply

      That's the one. Looking at the map now, I can see where I parked in Twechar and trekked up to look for it. With only a 1:50,000 on me, it was harder to find than I expected.

    3. Clanger's England 81 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called (Officially) England's Best Buildings, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    4. electropod 81 months ago | reply

      Glad to add it to the group, I'm sure it can be classed as a building, but does it matter that it's in Scotland?

    5. Clanger's England 81 months ago | reply

      D'ya know, it does. No Antonine territorial ambitions, just having a funny turn. Please feel free to post any qualifying pics!

    6. electropod 81 months ago | reply

      Ta for the fave. That was a major clanger.

    7. Kuljit Athwal Photography 80 months ago | reply

      This is now a world heritage site. Check it out.

    8. LeszekZadlo 77 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 100 + Viewed Best Archaeology, Old Art & Ruins (add 1, award 1), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. buzzt 77 months ago | reply

      Great capture!!

      Award from: 100 + Viewed Best Archaeology, Old Art & Ruins Photos (add 1, award 1) group.
      www.flickr.com/groups/bestofruins/

    10. taurenia 76 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Heritage Key, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group

    11. RainPacket 76 months ago | reply

      This is a great shot, especially for a cameraphone. You captured the light quality very well!

    12. Garter Blue 72 months ago | reply

      A record shot on one hand, and masterly landscape on the other: well done.

    13. Ray Horwath 69 months ago | reply

      Great capture, especially with a camera phone!
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    14. blablablablablablalblablbabla [deleted] 64 months ago | reply

      nice :)

      You're invited to post your photo in our group

      Show us your best

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