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.
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas from us at Layside – and a thank you to the mystery person who covers a tree at the end of our drive with Christmas chocolate treats every Christmas Eve!
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.
Building work at Layside is now complete with just a few finishing touches required before we welcome guests from January 2018.
We would like to thank the terrific team at KMC Joinery for transforming our dreams into reality and creating the stunning accommodation at Layside. Each room enjoys fantastic views to the south over the Tyne Valley, and we can’t wait for our guests to enjoy the peace and tranquillity that Layside has to offer.
A boutique new B&B is now open for bookings, offering travellers and adventurers a unique and unrivalled view of Hadrian’s Wall and the surrounding countryside.