Explore the UK with your SUV - B6318, Northumberland

Travelling the length of the 73-miles wall that marked the edge of the Roman Empire would have taken soldiers days in the time of Emperor Hadrian. Today you can still walk the course of the wall, although driving the B6318 that runs parallel slashes the journey time.

Significant sections of the road, which was started in 1746 to speed up troop movements to tackle Jacobite risings, are actually built on the site of the wall itself, and even used the wall’s stones for its foundations. Though arrow straight for much of its length, the undulating Tarmac is a stern test of a car’s suspension control.

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