You can purchase evening meals either at the accommodation or nearby. When our event planners send you the schedule with itinerary you could prearrange directly with the accommodation or during the walk.
For lunches we would suggest bringing some of your own favourite snack bars and then asking the accommodation for a packed lunch for the following day and also supplementing that at stops en-route.
Accommodation is generally at B&B, guest houses and small hotels. Once booked in, your event planner will send you a list of your booked accommodation. It is possible to adjust according to preference at this stage so please mention it if you wish to change.
If you would like to bring your four legged friend, then we will do our best to source dog friendly accommodation. It is usually possible but if it were not, then we would suggest a change of date to enable it or offer a refund. There may be a small surcharge for the overnight stays. Therefore, once booked in, please alert your event planner that you would like to bring your dog and we can proceed from there.
By road: The centre of Carlisle is located 10 minutes from junction 43 of the M6.
By public transport: Take a train to Carlisle railway station [CAR], which is located on the West Coast mainline. Check traveline.info for the latest public transport information.
By air: The nearest airports are Manchester Airport [MAN] or Newcastle [NCL], from where you can take a train to Carlisle railway station [CAR].
By road: Segedumun Fort at Wallsend is just 2 miles from the A19 which you can then take North or South to join the A1, or use a local taxi to take you to the centre of Newcastle.
By public transport: Segedunum Fort is just a few hundred metres from the Wallsend Metro Station, from where you can take a Metro train to Newcastle Railway Station which is on the East Coast main line from London to Edinburgh.
By air: The nearest airport is Newcastle [NCL]. Take the Metro into central Newcastle and then take the Metro out to Newcastle Airport.
If you would prefer to have a guide for your walk, even just for one day, then we are happy to help. We can provide a qualified leader (also first aid qualified) to lead your trek or on just one of the sections. Just ask us.
A guide can not only take the stress out of navigation, but you will also find them a great asset in terms of providing an insight into all things environment and nature.
Unfortunately, all good things come to an end at some point and when you arrive at Segedunum, you have one of several options. If you have not booked an additional night’s stay in Newcastle then we can transfer your luggage to a location of your choice. From there you may have onward travel arranged as per the ‘Getting There and Back’ tab above.
Some people like to treat themselves to a night’s stay in Newcastle at the end. And why not? You’ve earned it. We suggest a night near the Quayside overlooking the river. You can arrange this as an optional add on with your event planner.
After placing your booking with us, you will in the first instance receive an automated email from our system confirming receipt of your reservation. If you don’t receive it, it is worth checking your spam/clutter folder.
In the process of placing your booking, you will generally set up an access password to our online gateway where you can review the details of the booking.
Your personal event planner will then be in touch with you to start to confirm the details. This contact will usually be taken up in the working day after receipt of your booking, but may, in busy times, take a little longer. The event planner will then liaise with you regarding the details of the course. If you have any specific requirements, please do mention it at this stage.
For available dates please see the ‘build your trip’ option on the left hand side on desktops or at the bottom on mobiles. You can reserve your space via this route.
- Single room supplement $50 per person per night (subject to availability).
- Solo traveler supplement $50 per person per night
- Odd number group supplement $50 per group per night may apply if a single room is required.
- Extra night prior to the start (single room) $150 per person
- Extra night prior to the start (twin room, needs 2 people) $110 per person
- Extra night at the end of the event (single room) $150 per person
- Extra night at the end of the event (twin room, needs 2 people) $110 per person
- Transfer back to your car at the end of your walk – price available on request
- Extra bag $20 per person per day
Please select from Optional Extras at checkout.
United by seven bridges across a spectacular riverscape, Newcastle (a city on the north bank of the River Tyne) and Gateshead (a town on the south bank) form a single, diverse and extremely vibrant visitor destination.
With so many different areas each offering new sights, sounds and experiences, you’ll be amazed at how much is on offer whatever your tastes. World-class culture, vibrant nightlife, award-winning dining, inspiring heritage, fantastic shopping and acclaimed architecture are linked here, as nowhere else, by the famous Geordie spirit.
Football is one of Newcastle and Gateshead’s greatest passions, so it’s no surprise that St. James’ Park is a mecca for soccer fans. With an atmosphere that is second to none on a match day, with cheers and chants ringing out across the city, a day out at St. James’ Park is a must for any footie lover.
It wouldn’t be a visit to Newcastle without catching a glimpse of the castle to which Newcastle owes its name. Newcastle Castle and Keep dates back to 1178 and is one of the finest examples of Norman stone in Britain. Hop on a city tour to take you to the Keep and allow you access to its turrets where you can admire magnificent views across the city.
Don’t miss the iconic Angel of the North. Constructed using weather-resistant steel and standing 20 meters high this legendary Northern giant is said to signify the transition from an industrial to an information age and has long dominated the Gateshead skyline,becoming an awe-inspiring symbol of North East pride and culture. Why not spoil yourself and combine this with a shopping trip to the ultimate shopping experience at the Metro Centre, Gateshead.
For those who like a tipple, Newcastle is becoming the go-to place for independent brewers with breweries, micro pubs and tap houses. Head into the city and you’ll find one to just right for you!
Tired feet? Why not hop onto a sightseeing cruise with River Escapes and experience the North’s great cities from the River Tyne. Sail past renowned landmarks such as the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the Tyne Bridge, the Sage and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art whilst enjoying a relaxing drink.
Whether you’re a history buff, a sports fan or prefer to indulge in a little retail therapy, Newcastle has it all!
Should you want us to arrange this trip or provide a guided service please call us to discuss further.