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Four Wynds Guest House is situated in Longbyre, a small hamlet by the B6318, between Greenhead and Gilsland. Ours is the last house in Longbyre, at the Gilsland end. We are two minutes north-west of where the Hadrian's Wall Trail and the Pennine Way cross the B6318. The National Cycle route 72 passes our front door.

Grid reference: NY654662

Lat:  54:59:23N (54.98965), Lon:  2:32:27W (-2.54075)

   

Your journey to Four Wynds Guest House:

Driving from Newcastle (from the east): Travelling along the A69
Driving from Carlisle (from the west): Travelling along the A69
Driving from the North West (eg from Roadhead or Spadeadam)
Driving from the East (eg from Chollerford)
Cycling on Hadrian's Cycleway NCR 72
Walking the Pennine Way from the south
Walking the Hadrian's Wall Trail from the west
Walking the Hadrian's Wall Trail from the east
Public transport

Driving from Newcastle (from the east): Travelling along the A69:

2.6 miles after the second turning to Haltwhistle, take the turning to Greenhead, turn right at the start of the hill

Signposted:

  • Greenhead
  • B630
  • Gilsland
  • Chollerford
  • B6318

After 0.2 miles, turn left and immediately right
Signposted

  • Gilsland
  • B6318
  • Hadrian's Wall
  • Birdoswald
  • Poltross Burn Milecastle

After 0.5 miles, turn right into Longbyre. After five houses, ours is the last one on your left.

If you are driving from the DFDS Ferry from Amsterdam (IJmuiden), then follow signs for Hexham A69 and then as above.

Driving from Carlisle (from the west): Travelling along the A69:

1.2 miles after the turning to Gilsland, take the turning to Greenhead, turn left half way down the hill, just after the speed camera

Signposted:

  • Greenhead
  • B630
  • Gilsland
  • Chollerford
  • B6318

After 0.2 miles, turn left and immediately right
Signposted

  • Gilsland
  • B6318
  • Hadrian's Wall
  • Birdoswald
  • Poltross Burn Milecastle

After 0.5 miles, turn right into Longbyre. After five houses, ours is the last one on your left.

Driving from the North West (eg from Roadhead or Spadeadam):

Travelling along the B6318, 1mile after the railway bridge at Gilsland, turn left into Longbyre
Signposted:

  • Longbyre

Ours is the first house in Longbyre

Driving from the East (eg from Chollerford):

driving along the B6318, as you pass through Greenhead (NB 30mph speed limit)
turn right
Signposted

  • Gilsland
  • B6318
  • Hadrian's Wall
  • Birdoswald
  • Poltross Burn Milecastle

After 0.5 miles, turn right into Longbyre. After five houses, ours is the last one on your left.

Cycling on Hadrian's Cycleway NCR 72:

Directly on Hadrian's Cycleway at mile 113

Walking the Pennine Way from the south:

After you cross the A69 (take care!) you pass by the golf course and then Wallend Farm. Then you come to the B6318 (and the signs direct you to the right). Do not follow the signs, Four Wynds is about 165 yards north-west (to the left), along the B6318.

Walking the Hadrian’s Wall Trail from the west:

After passing “behind” Gilsland Village, for the next mile you cross a couple of farms. Then you come to the B6318 (and the signs direct you to the right). Do not follow the signs, Four Wynds is about 150 yards north-west (to the left), along the B6318.

Walking the Hadrian’s Wall Trail from the east:

After passing through the Walltown Quarry site and along the vallum, you come down a hill side. In front of you is Thirlwall Castle and the the hamlet of Longbyre. The path takes you across a railway line (check for trains!) to the B6318 and signs you to the right, along the road. (The Trail crosses the B6318 and continues on across fields.) Do not leave the B6318. Four Wynds is about 200 meters north-west (to the right), along the B6318.

Public transport:

Busses AD122, 685, 44 and 185 stop in Longbyre close to Four Wynds. The nearest Railway Station is at Haltwhistle (telephone us for a lift).

Check with Traveline for details http://www.traveline.org.uk

 
Distances:
Hadrian's Wall Trail - 150 yards
Pennine Way - 165 yards
Roman Arrmy Museum - 1 mile
Birdoswald Fort - 2.4 miles
Vindolanda - 7 miles
More attractions & "distances"

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Nigel and Catherine Jarvis
Four Wynds Guest House
Longbyre
Greenhead, CA8 7HN

T: 016977 47972


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