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From Aug 2006 - Nov 2013 WeDig provided a live forum for diggers & fans of Vindolanda. It has now been mothballed and will be maintained as a live archive.

Here you will find preserved 7 years of conversation, photos, & knowledge about a site many people love. Vindolanda gets under the skin. (Figuratively and literally as a volunteer excavator!) It's a place you remember, filled with people you remember!

Thanks for 7 great years!

Bit of advice?
Try http://www.theaa.com/

(you don't have to be a member to use the Route Planner which you will find in the left hand panel under Travel & Leisure.)

The AA suggests 2h 5mins from Bardon Mill to Lindisfarne.

I'd allow a bit longer to be on the safe side. Probably nearer 3 hours, especially if you are likely to be near Newcastle at rush hour.

I would recommend going via Newcastle as shown on the map rather than trying to cut across country. I tried it once (going to Alnwick) and it took absolutely ages.

As I'm sure you know, Lindisfarne can only be accessed at low tide, so you might find this website useful for choosing the best day to go:
http://www2.northumberland.gov.uk/PSCM/HolyIsland.asp?dt=0610

It is a very long time since I went to Lindisfarne but I remember it as being a magical place. I do hope you manage to get there. But do take care of the tides.

By the way, if you like secondhand books, you will be passing close to one of the biggest and best secondhand bookshops in the country - Barter Books in Alnwick. Well worth a visit and a break for a coffee.

Helen