Report on Holidays and Travel Group Visit - Northumberland, Monday, 1 October 2012
- Led by Lorna Pope
Shaky start as the coach arrived 40minutes late for its final pickup in Sherburn due to heavy traffic coming out of Leeds, and 2 of the allocated seats did not exist; but from then on, in the care of Rob, our driver, things just got better and better.
Durham – an unexpected stop for lunch, a chance to explore, mix with the Freshers, and visit the fabulous cathedral.
Morpeth – flood waters receded, thank goodness.
Longhirst Hall Hotel – set in beautiful grounds, warm welcome, good food, convivial company.
Kielder Water – bright sunshine for our cruise and spectacular rainbow over the lake.
Housesteads Roman Fort – worth braving the sudden squall to emerge at the hilltop ruins in sunshine and enjoy fantastic views plus some history of the fort and Hadrian’s Wall.
Alnwick - fascinating gardens with water features and sculptures, then only 5 minutes walk to the town for lunch and browse around the famous second hand bookshop in the old railway station.
Lindisfarne – another bright sunny day to walk around this peaceful place and breathe fresh sea air.
Seahouses – Fish and Chips for some at Neptune’s, or crab sandwiches at the Old Ship Inn.
Bambrough Castle and Grace Darling Museum – a brief stop and photo opportunity.
Ripon – lunch stop on the way home – interesting cathedral but town looks a bit run down.
Sherburn in Elmet – last on first off so back in good time – all agreed ‘An Excellent week.’
- Report by Lorna Pope
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