Category Archives: Northumberland

Hadrian’s Wall Walk 10 – Heddon-on-the-Wall to Newcastle upon Tyne

On Monday 23 May I caught the 0720 bus from Hexham police station through to Heddon-on-the-Wall. At Hexham bus station a Go-Ahead bus leaves just in front of this Stagecoach and they leapfrog their way to Newcastle. In what sane and … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Walk 9 – Chesters to Heddon-on-the-Wall

On Monday morning (16 May 2016) I caught the 0910 AD122 bus to Chesters. Hexham bus station is due to be replaced next year, so it is a mess. I eventually found the right stop by reading all the timetables … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Walk 8 – Housesteads to Chesters

Tuesday 10 May – let’s have another few hours walking. I drove to Housesteads – NY794684 – and parked by 0845. I walked up to the Fort and turned right. Am I the only one who wonders whether men and … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Walk 7 – Shield on the Wall to Housesteads

Saturday 7 May. I had written my sermon and decided there was time to hit the Wall for a couple of hours. I drove to Housesteads and parked. The final AD122 buses of the day arrive together, and I caught … Continue reading

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Newbrough, Northumberland – St Peter

On the way back I stopped to have a look at St Peter’s church Newbrough – NY867679. Their website is entitled “Newbrough and Warden PCC” – how many people outside the church will know what “PCC” stands for? Police and … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Walk 6 – Walltown to Shield on the Wall

On Tuesday 3 May I awoke early, so I drove from Hexham to Walltown NY568658 and parked by 0830. There is a car park here and a National Park visitors’ centre. There are short walks, a peace labyrinth and the … Continue reading

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Shotley, Northumberland – St Andrew

I don’t know the churches south of Hexham, and was amazed when I realise this Churches Conservation Trust church is just a short distance from the A68 – NZ045553 – website. St Andrew’s church, Shotley is on the summit of … Continue reading

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Bywell, Northumberland – St Andrew

On Friday 22 April I joined an English Heritage Members’ Trip to three Churches Conservation Trust churches. We met at Newcastle Central, went to Bywell first, then sandwiches at the pub in Whittonstall, then to Shotley. Then a very long drive … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Walk 5 – Birdoswald to Walltown

On Thursday 28 April I drove over to Birdoswald Fort (NY616664) and parked there about 0930. My aim was to walk to the Roman Army Museum. There are buses back from there at 1142 and 1522 – I doubted I … Continue reading

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Bothal, Northumberland – St Andrew

A Sunday afternoon drive – if we’d gone to a garden centre we’d be really middle aged. St Andrew’s Bothal is quite close, and yet I have never visited (though I have done the lovely walk from Morpeth to Bothal and back … Continue reading

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