Last weekend, I ventured out of London to the English countryside for a couple of days. To be more specific, I paid Bardon Mill a visit. Bardon Mill is a quaint town on the Newcastle-Carlisle Hadrian's Wall route and contains some of the prettiest parts of Hadrian's Wall (like Sycamore Gap where the "Robin Hood tree" is). In case you've never heard Hadrian's Wall, it was built by the Romans as a fortification and visible marker of the Empire's bounds. If you've ever watched "King Arthur" with Keira Knightley, it's where the final epic battle against the Saxons takes place.
It's strange because I've never been the type to opt for a country getaway, but since I've come to the UK, the idea of escaping to crisp air, quiet calm, and gut-wrenchingly beautiful views has become much more irresistible. For example, remember when I decided to hike the Cairngorm Mountains in the Scottish Highlands? Click here for the video post and here for the pictures.
In the meantime, here's a short vlog I prepared about my experience walking around, up to, and along Hadrian's Wall. Enjoy!