Of course it depends where you’re coming from! We’ve added a google map below which may help. Please note that in winter the roads do get icy and whilst most in our area are gritted, some aren’t and there are a lot of hills you can get stuck on. Please do check before you set off.
By Train & Bus:
Virgin Trains East Coast trains stop at Newcastle from London and Scotland. From there you need to change onto a smaller train to Hexham. From there you can get a bus to Bellingham and from there get a taxi to Greenhaugh Hall (about £10).
Click here for Virgin Trains East Coast timetables and booking to Newcastle, and onward to Hexham.
Click here for Northern Rail for timetable of trains Newcastle to Hexham. It is easy to buy a ticket at the station if you haven’t pre-booked.
Alternatively buses run from Newcastle to Hexham, and then from Hexham to Bellingham. Download the bus timetables here.
There are two local taxi firms – but one of them is only one car, so you’ll need to book in advance. You could for example book from Hexham to Land of Joy, or if there are a few people travelling together, you could book a taxi from Newcastle to Land of Joy.
Bellingham Taxis: 07815 503 927 or 01434 220 570
Tarset Valley Taxis: 01434 240 935 or 07711 400 152
Newcastle is the nearest airport, and from there you can get a train to Central Station in Newcastle. From there you need to get another train to Hexham and then follow the directions as above. This involves a lot of connections of course, and some people have hired a car from Newcastle airport or booked a taxi to Land of Joy itself. Flights are cheap enough on EasyJet from certain UK and International locations.
Because of our limited number of volunteers with cars, we can’t pick people up from Newcastle or Hexham. We can sometimes pick you up from Bellingham or Lanehead if you arrange this with us in advance.