Wall Mile 64

Wall Mile 64 [HB 338–40]

After Milecastle 65, the footpath takes us through Tarraby and out the eastern side. As we head south-east down Tarraby Lane towards its junction with Haughton Road and the B6264, we can look to our left and see a hedgerow with trees following the line of the curtain wall. We, however, must make our way down to the B6264 (which is actually the old 18th-century Military Road) and head eastward, mostly using the verge, although there are a few places where some pavement has thoughtfully been provided.

The line of the Wall as a hedgerow

The line of the Wall as a hedgerow

This is scarcely the most exciting part of our journey, for the Wall proceeds under the site of the former Hadrian Camp army base way off to our left.

Tarraby to the right, the former Hadrian Camp near the centre, with the M6 snaking past

Tarraby to the right, the former Hadrian Camp near the centre, with the M6 snaking past

Milecastle 64 (Drawdykes) [HB 338; haiku]

Although MacLauchlan failed to find it, the site of Milecastle 64 (Drawdykes) now sits perched on the western edge of the M6 embankment, within the former army camp. It was excavated by a serving army officer in 1962 and found to be a short-axis example. Part of an inscribed milestone was also found. There is nothing to see now.

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