There are a number of short, medium and long walks to be enjoyed from Layside. On a clear day, even a stroll around the block provides some exhilarating views of the Tyne Valley, Hadrian’s Wall and beyond.
Enjoy a circular walk along the most stunning part of Hadrian’s Wall this Christmas. This guided walk (27th December 1030-1400) starts from The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre which is just a short distance from Layside, taking you over the highest point of Hadrian’s Wall at Winshields Crag. Tickets can be booked up until Boxing Day from Northumberland National Park.
Vindolanda is located only a short walk from Layside, and was the home of 9 Roman forts over 400 years of occupation. If you have missed any of the “Digging for Britain” series, catch episode 6 on IPlayer, which reveals swords and domestic items found this year at the site. Live archaeology takes place annually at Vindolanda between April and September, where you can witness discoveries being made, making this the most exciting archaeological site on Hadrian’s Wall.
Winter is a beautiful time to visit Northumberland – the views transformed with a sprinkling of snow. Stay warm at Layside and enjoy all that this county has to offer.