A little way up Hardknott pass from the Eskdale side just before the higher really sharp hairpin bend are the remains of a Roman Fort still with the flat parade ground a little above. What a place it must have been in its day. Overlooking Eskdale, high, and remote. A beautiful place when the sun shone, but brutal in the cold and rain. Apparently it wasn't occupied for long!
The area surrounding the fort is pretty boggy so unless you are lucky to visit in dry conditions, bear away right from the parking area to cross the streams where it isn't so squelchy. Then turn left and follow the wide worn track. Bear right to visit the fort. There are entrances in the middle of each wall, the main entrance is the one nearest the road.
After exploring the remains exit from the main gate, bear left on the track, and bear right to visit the remains of the bath house. Continue to drop down to the road and turn left back to the parking area.
If you like this walk then why not try one of our other nearby walks:
|Harter Fell (Eskdale)||0.7km (0.4 miles) away|
|A very short walk to Hard Knott and Border End||1.2km (0.7 miles) away|
|Slight Side from Wha House, Eskdale||2.1km (1.3 miles) away|
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