I'm thinking about doing a day trip from Newcastle to visit part of the wall. I'm hoping to take the AD122 bus to Housesteads and then walk from there to Milecastle Inn and hopefully catch the bus back. According to the bus schedule, I can get there at around 10:30 and have to make it to Milecastle Inn by 16:30, so I have less than 6 hours to get there.
Based on the 15 circular walks guide I downloaded from the Hadrian's Wall site, this section is marked as "strenuous" and about 6-7 miles long. Has anyone actually walked there before and can tell me if it is as strenuous as the guide said? How long would it take for someone in average shape to complete this? I can do distance but am less comfortable with hills (as there are none back home). Since I have limited time, if it would take too long (say more than 4 hours continuous), I'll probably have to stop at Steel Rigg instead.
If your going there soon let me know, I have some money off, kids go free and free entry vouchers I didn't get to use.
First come first served. They dont go out until the end of the year.
In mid October 08, after a stay in the Highlands my wife and I are considering train to Carlisle and hiring a car. We are visiting the south of the Eden Valley - Appleby, Long Marton, Dufton - where my family originally farmed (from at least 17th Cent) before settling in Oz in 1850s. We also want to see the Lakes District and spend a few days visiting Roman sites along the Wall. We expect to have 4 full days and 2 part days before train to Bath.
We are considering using a central base (hotel or B & B) and driving out to accomplish our travel interests.
We think these ideas are achievable given the distances involved - or lack of them. It all seems so small and compact compared to travelling in Oz.
We would be grateful for any comments, criticisms or tips about the above; recommendations about accomodation; must see places along the Wall - Vindolanda and Cawfields seem to me to be definites.
Can anyone suggest a cheap accomodation in Seahouses for 4?
Can anyone recommend accommodation for 13 people which would be suitable for a family christmas? Looking to pay no more than £1000/week, preferable pet-friendly but it's not crucial.
Hi, I'm looking at taking a short trip to Holy Island as my UK stopver between South Asia and Canada. I have a window of only a few days and would need to get to Lindisfarne from Newcastle airport approx 2 pm Thurs Jan 3, and then back again in 2 days. I know there is a train to Berwick-on-Tweed, although timing is everything with the tides. I have been trying to enquire about ordering a private shuttle-taxi to take me there, and then pick me up again (to be dropped off at a Newcastle hotel on the Saturday). Unfortunately my queries seem to be ignored even though I'm only asking for a possible price compared to renting a car (which I know could be even more expensive, and I may need an international driver's permit along with my Canadian driver's license). Do any of you know of a shuttle service that can be ordered between Newcastle and the island?? Normally I would get a train from Newcastle to Berwick, then a taxi from there, but time is not a luxury that day... thanks for advice...
Can any one suggest a good b and b around Alnwick or surrounding area ? I dont mind anything within a 25 mile raduis.
I would like to stay close to or in Alnwick when York is taken over by Royal ascot in June ... Any ideas of places to stay or things to do....
I will be staying south of Edinburgh this summer and was thinking about taking a drive to Holy Island. Is it worth seeing? Thanks for any help.
Hubby and I have plans to see Northumberland too next time we visit family in Lincolnshire. None of us can drive so we wonder if it is possible to leave the mainline and main roads by bus/coach too between places other than major towns? Any good link to county transport? Things we have in mind are: Alnwick - a must since brother-in-law had a shop there once and I want to see the castle. Bamburgh - a must for an Ivanhoe fan who loves beaches Lindisfarne - well I'm Scandinavian...hehe Hadrians Wall - how and where by bus to still see an interesting part? Anything else we "must" do? We plan to go around Easter. Any special events? Closing days (hubby feels more Swedish than English these days)?
Hi I want to go to Northumberland next summer. I don't have a driverlicens yet so I have to travel by public transport. Does anyone know a site for this? Or wich places are wel to reach by public transport and what the cost are? irma