Hadrian's Wall Path: Day Three

Wednesday 1st of July 2015
So blistered and sore I started on the two and a half mile journey back to the Wall with Wendy who had no blisters at all. Surprisingly it didn't take us that long to cover the distance and after a brief rest we continued on our way to the cleverly named town of Walton, because it's a town on the wall. 

The path was clear and easy to walk on and after a short distance we came upon Beck Farm as seen in the distance in the picture above.  According to Richards (our guide book) the slots in the farm walls (pictured below) are from a time when corn sheaves were stored for winter threshing.

We reached Walton around 8:00 and the lovely lady at the tea shop opened and hour early for us, so Wendy and I sat down and had a cup of coffee and a few glasses of water.  The morning air was still cool so we set off on what was to be the hottest and most humid day of our trip.

The two photos above were discouraging at the time. Banks seemed to get farther away the closer…