Hadrian’s Wall in illumination display

Michael Hunt

Hadrian's Wall Heritage is holding a spectacular lighting show across the 84-mile Hadrian's Wall path national trail which links Tyneside to Cumbria.

Around 500 individual points of light, placed at 250 metre intervals, will be used to light up the wall.

The first one will be illuminated at a public event at Segedunum Roman Fort at Wallsend in the North East from dusk, with the line of light then making its way along the Wall to Bowness-on-Solway in Cumbria over the following hour.

The event is designed to highlight the 1600th anniversary of the end of Roman Britain in 410AD.

The Hadrian's Wall national trail takes walkers along the riverside route in Tyneside, through farmland in Tynedale and the grazing upland section dominated by the Whin Sill slope. It then gradually descends to the rich pastures of Cumbria and finally the salt marsh of the Solway Estuary.

The Illuminating Hadrian's Wall event will take place Saturday 13 March. It is being led by Hadrian's Wall Heritage which forms part of North East England's programme of festivals and events developed by culture and presented in partnership with Lakes Alive.

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stunning. appeals to my viking roots

By Wro

this promises to look amazing. another great icon of the region that we fail to promote properly while flogging made up white elephants like urbis and endless lanky public art next to motorways.

By there

We live close to the wall and work at bringing visitors into the region…so this is good news. The Wall is a UNESCO heritage site so deserves more publicity, it really is ignored. So lets hope the weather is fine as it gets cold up there. If you are interested then have a look at this web page http://www.northumbria-byways.com/hadrians_region1.htm

By Colin

Fab idea, looks great and hat’s off to Place for running the story

By Adrian Wall