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Moves to protect Hadrian's Wall
Hadrian's Wall
The trail was opened in 2003.
Archaeologists say steps are needed to protect one of the UK's most famous Roman monuments from serious damage.

More than 400,000 people have used the trail along the route of Hadrian's Wall, which runs from Cumbria to Tyneside, since it opened in May 2003.

It has meant a valuable boost to the region's economy.

Peter Stone, from the Hadrian's Wall management committee, says one of the plans could be to move the route of the path slightly.

He said: "What we are doing is having a wake-up call and a flashing light saying that there is damage being done and we need to do something about it."

Measures could be taken without the need to shut the trail, he said.

He said one of the issues is that Hadrian's Wall is a complex site with more than 700 owners and 12 local authorities involved and one of the plans is to come up with a unified structure.

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