Two months on Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail
After taking photographs on my weekly visits as a Volunteer at Wallington for a year (2011), I decided to try and take photographs over 2012, when I was on on the Trail as a Volunteer Ranger.
These are some of the photographs taken on my visits to my section, in April, May and June. I have not managed to get out every week. So far, this year, I have made 24 walks of my section.
1). 23/04/2012 Early morning at St. Oswald's Hill Head Farm, the gorse continues to keep its colour in the Wall ditch beside the Trail.
2). 23/04/2012 Heavy rain is causing a few problems on the Trail this season. I have never seen the bottom of the Vallum like this before.
3). 23/04/2012 Walking east towards the B6318 Military Road crossing point.
4). 23/04/2012 The Vallum beside the site of Milecastle 24, all we need is a few ducks!!!!!!
5). 23/04/2012 Erosion of the Vallum due to the heavy rain.
6) 23/04/2012 Out on the grassland the Trail is wet underfoot but not muddy - a bonus for all walkers.
7) 23/04/2012 Gorse in the Wall ditch, walking west.
8). 01/05/2012 Return to Heavenfield after a six and a half mile round trip with all of my maintenance jobs carried out.
9). 01/05/2012 St. Oswald's Church in Heavenfield.
10). 01/05/2012 The ditch near to the site of Milecastle 25. This site is not on the Trail, but in a field on the other side of the B6318 Military Road.
11). 01/05/2012 Stile after a clean up and vegetation cut back.
12). 01/05/2012 The golden gorse is continuing to provide colour on the Trail.
13). 01/05/2012 The Trail walking west.
14). 18/05/2012 The Trail walking east.
15). 18/05/2012 Beside the site of Miecastle 24.
16). 18/05/2012 Walking west, nearly all downhill after this point.
17). 18/05/2012 Walking west approaching the site of Milecastle 23 and the entrance into Stanley Plantation.
18). 25/05/2012 Nice to see some sunshine for a change!
19). 25/05/2012 Waymarkers that we sometimes have to replace after they disappear.
20). 25/05/2012 Last stile under the tree on my section.
21). 25/05/2012 St. Oswald's Church at Heavenfield.
22). 25/05/2012 Clover, daisies and buttercups in the grass at Heavenfield.
23). 08/06/2012 A wet June morning walking east.
24). 08/06/2012 Tree in the rain.
25). 08/06/2012 After half an hours work. Clearing the vegetation at St. Oswald's Hill Head Farm.
26). 18/06/2012 Back at Heavenfield.
27). 18/06/2012 Problem area on my section - caused by heavy rain, walkers and livestock.
28). 18/06/2012 Close to the site of Milecastle 24 walking west.
29). 18/06/2012 Buttercups on the Trail in the sun.
30). 18/06/2012 Beside the site of Milecastle 24, close to the B6318 Military Road crossing point.
31). 02/07/2012 Got out on the Trail after prolonged torrential rain. Grassland very waterlogged.
32). 02/07/2012 At the entrance into Stanley Plantation - waterlogged and muddy.
33). 02/07/2012 More problems on the Trail with a very muddy area.
34). 02/07/2012 The Wall Vallum - this is a first for me. The field fence line has created a dam. This will be here for sometime I think.
35). 02/07/2012 The yellow of the gorse is disappearing, foxgloves provide a splash of colour in the Wall ditch.
The heavy rain of June is not what is needed for a National Trail that gets 11000 walkers in the May to October season. With more heavy rain forecast for the weekend, walkers will find many more flooded and muddy areas not only on my section.
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