With the weather getting better I decide to aim for a long day. Early on I'm walking the most spectacular stretch of the whole wall.
I soon arrive at Sycamore Gap - the current British Tree of the Year, current contender for European Tree of the Year and location in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.
Striding along the wall, in the sun, singing at the top of my voice.
Up to the trig point on top of Sewingshields Crags.
The path then runs in the fields alongside the B road eventually into the village of Chollerford.
I suddenly realise that I'm in much more obviously managed countryside - less wild, more varied. I reach the site of the Battle of Heavenfield where Oswald's Northumbrian army defeated a Welsh army under Cadwallon ap Cadfan in 633AD. The site marks the start of St Oswald's Way, which celebrates this saintly king, and leads all the way to Lindisfarne (Holy Island).
A stretch of green carpet like grass takes me the garden of the Robin Hood Inn where I'm camping for the night.