A NUMBER events has been announced for a historic festival to mark the anniversary of Hadrian's Wall.

The Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival, which celebrates 1900 years since the building of the Wall, will feature a diverse range of events and activities across the county in 2022.

One such event is a virtual walk along the wall from Bowness to Gilsland.

Starting on Emperor Hadrian’s birthday on January 24, Anna Gray, of Discover Lakeland Guided Tours, will present a series of virtual tours along the Cumbrian section of Hadrian’s Wall between Bowness-on-Solway and Gilsland.

The tour will be in three parts – Bowness to Carlisle; Carlisle to Banks and Banks to Gilsland and will be presented on three consecutive nights on January 24 to 26, February 20 to 22 and March 22 to 24.

For those more interested in the archaeological side, the Hadrian’s Wall Community Archaeology Project (WallCAP) is hosting a conference that celebrates the scholarship of Hadrian’s Wall and how it connects to the archaeology and history of the Roman world more generally. The conference runs from January 28 to 30.

For other history fans, there is an event in Muncaster where an exhibition will highlight links to other Hadrian’s Wall 1900, events including some further activities planned to be hosted at Muncaster, from March 26 to October 30.

Similarly, there will be a festival celebrating all things Roman at the end of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site in Maryport, where people can discover how the Romans lived and worked on the Solway Frontier and what can be discovered about their lives from the landscape and the objects they left behind.

This is from Saturday, July 23 to Monday, August 29.

Animal lovers won’t miss out on the fun, as there is an event in Chesters Roman Fort where patrons can see birds of prey up close, find out why birds were so popular in the Roman era and watch incredible falconry displays.

For more information, visit https://1900.hadrianswallcountry.co.uk/.