Day 2: 15.5 miles. The previous day had left Laura with a blister the size of Wales on one of her heels. For the rest of the walk, despite the pain, she was stoic – after all, the whole trip was her idea! No more shall be said on the subject.
Following a quick stop for provisions at the local bakers, Carlisle was soon behind us and we were back on the path. Still not much of the stonework to see, but the earthworks at Bleatarn gave us our first real cross-section of the wall's anatomy, from the ditch on the north side to the vallum on the south.
We ended the day at Lanercost Priory, another beneficiary of Roman masonry. The vaulted ceiling of the Parish Church is particularly impressive.
Despite being the furthest from the path, by a unanimous decision the award for 'B&B of the Week' went to Abbey Mill in Lanercost. Put in a special request for Gillian's homemade fish pie!