As part of its 150th anniversary celebrations the Society arranged a series of outings to the Antonine Wall starting with the eastern section in 2005, central section in 2006 and concluding with the western section in 2007.
A decade on we are ready to revisit the wall but in a more concentrated single outing. The trip will take in Watling Lodge, which has the best preserved section of the frontier; Rough Castle Fort, Bar Hill Fort, and the Bathhouse at Bearsden Fort whose excavationwas recently published.
The leaders for the trip will be Geoff Bailey of Falkirk Museums and Jim Walker, past President of the society. They will provide both interesting information on the sites visited but will also update members on recent work on the wall over the last decade.
This trip will involve quite a bit of walking to and from the fort sites, mainly on the level but including a climb, steep in parts, up Bar Hill. Weather appropriate clothing and terrain appropriate footwear will be essential. There will be an extended lunch stop at Castlecary House Hotel, which offers a range of snacks or meals. Alternatively there are picnic places to eat packed lunches.
The coach leaves from the University Main Gate, University Avenue at 8.30am and should return around 6.30pm.
The cost of the trip is £20 for members of Glasgow Archaeological Society and £25 for non-members. Priority will be given to GAS members and places must be reserved by Sunday, August 27th, 2017; if you would like to attend, please contact our Excursions Convener to request a reservation form.
Image: Rough Castle, by "deadmanjones"