Welcome Guest [Log In] [Register]

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!

Viewing Single Post From: Advice for getting from Newcastle to the site?
Badger
Member Avatar
Member
[ *  * ]
Welcome!
The AD 122 bus schedule may change from year to year, but in general there is only one bus leaving from Newcastle in the AM. It departs right in front of the Main Train station. In the past it has left around 9am. After that the bus just shuttles between the central parts of the wall all day.

So....if you can be in Newcastle by 9am you can be delivered to the west entrance of the site about an hour later as previous poster mentioned. Be sure to beg Colin for the chance to snooze earlier than the regular check in time.

But if that fails, say your flight is not first thing in the am, you can always do one of these things.

Train to Hexham and take AD122 bus.

or

Train to Bardon Mills and walk about 2 miles.

I have done it different ways.

Depends a little on how light you travel and what the weather is. And on whether you need a few supplies in Hexham. Hedley center does provide most all you would be wanting.

Any questions on gear? Put it to the Elders of the Tribe!

Badger
Offline Profile Quote Post
Advice for getting from Newcastle to the site? · The Pub