Wall Mile 58

Wall Mile 58 [HB 335–6]

The Trail continues on this track for a short distance before breaking out into slightly more open country. All trace of the curtain wall line disappears, but the ditch remains to our left. We round a corner, a change in alignment almost due north-east, and soon the Trail crosses into the now completely ploughed-out ditch for a while, the fence line marking its northern lip.

Ditch to the left, near the Wall line

Ditch to the left, near the Wall line

Then, just for a change, as we approach the top of a gentle incline, the Trail crosses over to the north berm before we burst into the rural haven that is the outskirts of Newtown. Crossing the road carefully, we keep to the right-hand side and pass through the village. The line of the curtain wall and ditch is to the south of us until we reach the site of Milecastle 58 (Newtown).

The Trail enters the ditch

The Trail enters the ditch

Milecastle 58 (Newtown) [HB 335; haiku]

The measured position of the milecastle itself is set back from the road and has not been located, so not only is there nothing to see, we don’t even know where it is in order not to see it!

Site of Milecastle 58

Site of Milecastle 58

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