Hardknott Roman Fort, Cumbria
In a very bleak location, high on the Cumbrian Fells at the summit of Hardknott Pass, stands a few ragged remains of a Roman Fort. It was of course a strategically important location. Above the Roman Port at Ravenglass, a few miles to the west, a vital guard on one of the main link routes to supply the Roman Garrisons.
As a visitor today, standing at the top of Hardknott Pass you can admire a fabulous view of fells and distant coast, even in bleak weather its still rather grand. But I rather imagine that those Roman Soldier’s from warmer Mediterranean climes, would find a posting to this Fort a hardship and more than bleak in the Cumbrian winter snows.
Moody or cheerful, its Monday and the start of a new weeks….so…
Please Remember ….
Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other
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