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Walking Tour of the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site

A Central Scotland Chapter Event

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 at 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Union Inn, Lock 16 of the Forth & Clyde Canal, off Glenfuir Road, Falkirk, FK1 4QZ
RTPI Scotland

The Antonine Wall was inscribed as a ‘Frontiers of the Roman Empire’ World Heritage Site in 2008. It extends from Bo’ness on the Forth to Old Kilpatrick on the Clyde, a distance of 37 miles and forms the most northerly frontier of the Roman Empire, completed in AD 142. Five local authorities, along with Historic Environment Scotland, have responsibility for overseeing its future care under a management plan agreed in 2014. Falkirk Council contains the largest stretch of the wall in one Council area (16 miles) and arguably the most substantive and best-preserved features of this 2000 year old feat of engineering.

So what are the benefits of World Heritage status and what are the plans for improving access, interpretation, conservation and protection of the Antonine Wall in Falkirk’s patch?

This walking tour will take us along a couple of the most outstanding stretches of the Wall between Falkirk and Bonnybridge and allow participants to see some of the issues facing the Local Action Plan team. Members of Falkirk Council’s Planning and Environment Team and Falkirk Community Trust will be on hand to point out features and issues and discuss some of the work going on currently. The tour will start at Watling Lodge and end at Roughcastle Fort, a distance of approx. 1.5 miles.

We will meet at the Union Inn at Lock 16 of the Forth and Clyde Canal in Falkirk at 6pm (located off Glenfuir Road postcode FK1 4QZ or 10-15 minutes walk from Camelon train station) for buffet refreshments.

The tour will start at about 6.30pm, and will involve negotiating some stretches of muddy or rough ground. Please be appropriately shod and clad for the usual Scottish summer weather!

This event is free to RTPI members and £5 for non-RTPI members. For RTPI members, attending this event will contribute to your CPD.

Booking information

Please book your place by emailing Colin Hemfrey.