Mind the Gap….

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This is the Sycamore I mentioned in my last post, probably the most famous tree to be found along Hadrian’s Wall. The tree has somehow managed to seed itself at this strategic low point along the wall several hundred years after the Romans decided to leave, the wall itself runs along the Great Whin Sill across Northumberland a natural ridge formed some 295million years before the Romans had arrived. The landscape is already quite hostile but once fortified with a 6m high defensive wall it would I am sure have created a significant deterrent to prevent continued attacks from the Picts in the North. 

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