It was a very rainy day when we set out for Hadrian’s Wall. We’d originally hoped to time our visit around the weather, but due to the various sicknesses, we only had this one day. Thus, resolute in our quest to see yet another Unesco World Heritage sight (we’ve done remarkably well here in the UK), we pressed through the grim weather to see one of the most famous stretches of the wall, including Steel Rigg, the Sycamore Gap and Crag Lough. The weather actually cleared for the first hour of the walk, only to come back with a vengeance as we turned for home. By the end, we were very, very wet, and very, very muddy, but we had enjoyed some epic views of the anti-Pict barrier.