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Percy has been out and about again…
In October 2012, Percy Bear walked along Hadrian’s Wall, from Bowness on Solway to Wallsend.
Percy fortifies himself for the day ahead with breakfast at Four Wynds, Nigel Jarvis’ very well-situated B&B at Longbyre, near Greenhead.
He was interested to meet Tony Wilmott, recently hailed as ‘archaeologist of the year’, at Birdoswald. Percy heard how parts of the site have suffered from erosion and the Roman cemetery is poised precariously above the river Irthing.
The highest point on the walk – Percy checks his bearings (sorry!) on Green Slack summit.
He was surprised to come across some imperial bears at Carvoran, and seized the chance to have his photo taken in such illustrious company.
Percy was thrilled when Catherine Jarvis introduced him to Minimus at Longbyre (though Percy did wonder if Minimus should perhaps have been called Maximus!).
At Chesters Museum, Percy (with Alan Beale) admired a very realistic little Roman dog ….
…and living near Chester himself, Percy was interested to see the boar, the emblem of the twentieth legion which was stationed there.
The Corbridge lion might have been a bit scary….
Percy felt a real sense of achievement on reaching Wallsend.
He was pleased that Hadrian had had the wall built and that the Path was there for an adventurous bear to follow.
The Secretary would like to thank Frances Culver (whom the Secretary suspects did the actual walking…) for such a fabulous travelogue!