The nearly complete northern gate arch
Has a nearly complete arch allowing height to be calculated. It is located on Housesteads Crags about half a mile to the west of Housesteads Roman Fort and Museum. Between Housesteads fort and this milecastle, is one of the few stretches of wall that has a path running along the top.
The milecastle from the west looking east, Housesteads fort is just beyond the trees on the left
From the same point at the photo above looking west
On the way back to Housesteads just
before reaching the point
From the end of the section of wall that you can walk on looking west
The wall height varies, this is a
section back towards Housesteads and you can also see
The way ahead blocked, to collect revenue.
The way ahead above is blocked now, you used to be able to walk through here, this is so that you can no longer walk into the fort, you have to go down the slope, pay for entry and then climb the hill again. Or like many others you can just climb over one of the fort walls.
This is particularly annoying when you, like most others visiting this milecastle and wall top walk, have visited the fort as they make you go back down through the pay area, to climb the hill to make this trip and the reverse on return.
There are also steps down to the left, allowing you to walk along the wall past the fort to the north of the fort.
Looking west Housesteads is
behind left and milecastle 37
Looking west, but this time with Housesteads Roman Fort also shown.
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