Roman Frontier Netherlands

I've got this hike (Roman Frontier Netherlands) planned for 19 t/m 26 April 2019.
At the moment I'm preparing a digital map with all the available info I can find. After my hike I'll update it with all my findings during the trip. As usual it'll be available online.
I got myself the Limes route book that was published recently in The Netherlands and downloaded some local GPS maps they have scattered around. Although I applaud the effort, sadly I found that it's yet another route looking for green areas. Roman history is kept at an absolute minimum. There are too many unnecessary detours that waste precious time and could be used for checking out Roman locations and Museums. The promotion of cafe/restaurants for lunch is also quite bizarre. I am sure they are all wonderful but have in my opinion no place on a Roman Frontier long distance hiking map. But no worries, I will fix the problem. Keep watching this blog.

Gask Ridge Walk - Lower Ridge

I've got this hike (Gask Ridge Walk - Lower Ridge) planned for 1-2 September 2018. At the moment I'm preparing a digital map with all the available info I can find. After my hike I'll update it with all my findings during the trip. As usual it'll be available online.
It promises to be an interesting hike with some challenging mosquito rich paths. No need to look for green routes as Scotland only comes in green (No, that's not a football joke). The views will be spectacular as usual. Can't wait.

Hadrian´s Wall: Jerome Blanes´ Route

Hadrian´s Wall: Jerome Blanes´ modified Route
Before I walked Hadrian´s Wall I had already decided to stay with the wall as much as possible. This meant not following the Hadrian´s Wall Path all the way down to the river. I am very glad I didn´t! I would have missed 5 important remains of the wall including a Roman Temple, a ditch crossing with stone built gate and several stretches of wall. All this between Newcastle and Heddon. The Hadrian´s Wall Path includes other unnecessary detours. Along the route there are several signs missing and all sorts of confusing situations caused by trying to follow nature instead of the wall and its history. Therefore I decided after I created the Antonine Wall Route, that I would create a modified Hadrian´s Wall Route as well. And also simply to be followed with a smartphone in your hand.
Modifications and Features:
- Showing all the Forts, Fortlets and Turrents along the Wall as well as all temporary camps in the area. When indicated in dark orange there are remains to be seen. When indicated light orange there are little or no remains. Knowing their location will however make your long distance hike more enjoyable.
- Direct route from Wallsend/Segedunum through Newcastle to Westgate Road following the wall.
- Avoiding the long detour along the river´s former industrial spots and all the way to Heddon.
- Alternative route to stay with the wall between Carlisle and Carlisle Airport, avoiding the detour.
- Additional Routes there where signage is unclear or missing. Follow the additional line!
- Additional Walk Route from/to Arbeia (South Shields - Wallsend Newcastle)
- Additional Walk Route along the coast from/to Bowness Mile Fortlet 5 (Cardurnock - Bowness)
- Additional Car Roundtrip Museum and Forts (incl the amazing Vinovium Fort Museum Binchester)
- Additional Car Roundtrip Museum and Forts (incl the amazing Mediobogdum Hardknott Fort)


Blue line: Hadrian´s Wall Route. Sometimes not exactly in the right place.
Secondary Blue lines: Additional route indication where signage is unclear or missing.
Purple lines: Alternative route or Additional route
Green objects: Visible remains of The Wall and ditch.
Light Orange logos: Little or No remains: Important Locations and Locations Forts and Fortlets
Dark Orange logos: Visible remains:         Important Locations and Locations Forts and Fortlets
Red Caution Logo !: Traffic situations and places of danger that need extra caution.


Use the Google maps app on your smartphone to open the following map:
Jerome Blanes´ modified Hadrian´s Wall Walk:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1txP4d86CoLX0zgklVNY_TajVTcdxypVc&usp=sharing



Antonine Wall: Jerome Blanes´ Route



https://www.cafepress.co.uk/capitalp.296045849
Antonine Wall Achievers sow-on Patch
Jerome Blanes´ full Antonine Wall Walk
Unlike the route of Hadrian´s Wall in England, The Antonine Wall has no signage that is connecting the full route. There are signs, but only to some of the remains and only from local main roads. I have solved this problem for you by creating a full route map.
The entire route is as green as a green pepper. So don´t worry about the views, they are all there! It is an amazing journey! And you can get yourself an achievers sow-on patch afterwards!
Features:

- Intended to stay as close to the wall location as possible.
- No unnecessary detours.
- Additional walk to/from Cramond Fort (Carriden Bo´ness - Cramond)
- Additional walk to/from Bishopton Fort (Old Kilpatrick - Bishopton)
- Additional walk to Camelon Fort location.
- Additional walk to the Stenhouse Roman dome temple location. Also known as Arthur's Oon.


Red line: The Antonine Wall
Blue line: Walking route paved
Green line: Walking route unpaved or path
Purple line: Alternative route or Additional route
Green objects: Visible remains of The Antonine Wall and/or Ditch
Light Orange logos: Little or No remains: Important Locations and Locations Forts and Fortlets
Dark Orange logos: Visible remains:         Important Locations and Locations Forts and Fortlets
Red Caution Logo !: Traffic situations that need extra caution.


Use the Google maps app on your smartphone to open the following map:
Jerome Blanes´ full Antonine Wall Walk: