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PLANS have been unveiled to create a
spectacular line of light along the
length of Hadrian's Wall, in north-east
England, this month, creating a light that
travels from coast to coast.
This once-in-a-lifetime event on March
13 will follow the route of the 84-mile
Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail.
There will be around 500 individual
points of light, placed at 250 metre inter-
The first will be illuminated at Wallsend
in the north-east, with the line of light
making its way along the wall to Bowness-
on-Solway in Cumbria over the following
"In partnership with local people, we
wanted to do something really quite
extraordinary to bring to life Britain's
longest and greatest piece of heritage and
celebrate the landscape of Hadrian's Wall
Country," said Hadrian's Wall Heritage
chief executive Linda Tuttiett.
"What could be more spectacular than a
line of light that will stretch from coast to
coast illuminating this stunning World
The Romans built fortlets, known as
milecastles, along the wall at intervals of
one Roman mile. Between each milecastle,
and spaced one third of a Roman mile
apart, were a series of turrets.
The plan is to create a point of light
where all the milecastles and turrets were
located, with an additional point of light
between each of them.
A camera crew in a helicopter will film
the line of light as it makes its way from
coast to coast, and the pictures will be
beamed to giant screens as part of two
major events in the north-east and at
Carlisle to celebrate the illumination of
People will be able to view the line of
light at a number of stewarded points
along the wall.
LINE OF LIGHT -- An artist's impression of how the illuminated wall will look.
Wall to light up
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