Further to my blog entry Tin Soldiering On: Needing the eye of faith . (A jaunt on my hobby horse) (tonystoysoldiers.blogspot.com) I promised (threatened) to post some more photos of the supposed Rome signal station . Here is a better view of the earthworks showing the double ditches looking South just North of the summit .
From the summit looking NW , the location of the Roman fort at Watercrook is marked by the arrow . Note it is not as pleasant a day as my other set of photos with a coolish strong wind .
Looking the other way more or less due South , somewhere in the murk pointed out by the arrow is Lancaster which is the next fort - it is assumed the Romans used beacons for signaling, visibility must have been a problem then as well .
The Romans seem to have dug a couple of water cisterns down to the bed rock to gather rain water , here is the southern one (looking south) - dog for scale - in wet weather these still gather rain water .
Looking North from the summit , the remains of the two ditches are marked 1 and 2 and the northern cistern by the arrow - once more the dog obligingly gives scale to the photo .
The northern cistern (looking South) - the dog regularly drinks from these sites - I'm assuming they were dug out and kept clear in antiquity . Well that has got this hobby horse out of my system and I promise not to bother my readers with it again - I thank you for indulging an old man .