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Travel Blogs from Hexham
Our second rest day today and zero walking miles. We have however travelled several hundred. Last night after finishing in Haltwhistle, we jumped in a taxi and headed for the airport, catching the last flight to Heathrow. Our aim, to surprise Lucy. Both Rob and I have been very conscious that our walk has rather distracted from the fact that Lucy ...
For the first time on this trip, we woke to fog !! Quite a shock not to be able to see further than the end of the garden! Jo cooked up a lovely breakfast for us and then we were on our way with Alastair's warning of a big black bull in the next field ringing in our ears, not least as we were essentially groping our way along. Fortunately the fog was clearing quickly. Even more fortunately said bull, though indeed very big and very black complete with ring through his nose, was ...
And so this is the end of our little 'Highland Fling'. In total we have driven over 1630 miles, travelled by car, bus, plane, train and boat, taken 6500 photos (between us), visited over 100 unique places, covering everything from castles to stately homes, a distillery to a lighthouse and everything in between. Our favourite part has definitely been travelling around in the Highlands and seeing some stunning landscapes, this has only ...
... Day Twenty Four entry). We enjoyed a good chat with him as we carried on into Bellingham ( pronounced Belling- gym!), a very pretty largish village that has clearly prospered from tourism. As we were early, Peter went off to find his support team and we settled down with a tea/mocha and a newspaper for an hour's catch up. Tonight we are staying a further two miles out of Bellingham, at ...
... felt very long indeed, as though we would never get there... But eventually we did. The road across to the island was dry, and we parked up in what appeared to be the only car park on the small island. Leaving the car behind we set off on the one mile walk to Lindisfarne Castle. With the clock ticking - we had less than an hour before the road of the island became completely submerged - we rushed around the (admittedly quite small) castle at breakneck speed. Actually it was quite ...
Other places to stay in Hexham
Wark Village, Hexham | 4 star hotelfrom $191
- An excellent place to stay
- Building something special
- Great food, terrific hostess
Chollerford, Hexham | 3 star hotelfrom $106
Hexham | Hotelfrom $128
Beaumont Street, Hexham | Hotelfrom $180
1 John Martin Street, Hexham | Hotelfrom $124
Langley-on-Tyne, Hexham | Hotelfrom $195
Wall, Hexham | 3 star hotelfrom $129