An image of the Longstone which stands at the top of Thorngrafton Common in Western Tynedale, Northern England. This is looking North and on the horizon is the Whin Sill with Hadrians Wall running along the top of it. The Whin Sill is a geological feature of volcanic Whinstone (Dolerite) which runs from west to east over the North Pennines in Northern England. For much of its length it acts as a natural defensive barrier which was capitalised upon by the Romans when they built Hadrians Wall as the northernmost extent of their Empire.
This image was taken in the morning before the mist had cleared, rising Skylarks, calling Curlews and a solitary Cuckoo were all around.
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