CHAPELBURN HOUSE
DIRECTIONS

Chapelburn is a tiny hamlet.  The B&B is opposite four terraced cottages.

Walking the wall?  Directions could not be easier. From the East:  2 miles from Birdoswald look for a track off to the left.  If you turn right you end up back on the road with a wooden sign directing you back.  So, head down the track across a cattle grid and behold the Irthing Valley!  Curve your way down the hill and through Lanerton Farm.  You go right through the middle of it!  Keep the river on your left for 200 yards until you arrive at a small suspension bridge.  Cross that and follow the path up and through a black gate and between two cottages.  At the road turn right and you’ve arrived…hurrah! 


It’s the same if walking from the west except that we are the first turn to the right after Combe Crag Farm.  For a more exciting walk take the path to the right at Combe Crag Farm and see the eponymous crag.

From Newcastle/A1:  take the A69 turn off to Hexham and Carlisle.  Then keep going west for about 40 miles past Haltwhistle (The geographic centre of Britain – a strange thing to crow about…but they do) until you see a right turn for Gilsland and Spadeadam.  Watch out for speed cameras…Remember to drive at the national speed limit which is 60mph on a single lane road! Down past Bushnook guesthouse -‘the competition’- and then take a left to Low Row.  We are about two miles along there on the left. 

From Carlisle/ M6:  take the A69 turn off to Hexham and Newcastle.  After 15 miles look for a left turn to Low Row.  If you pass the BP petrol station you’ve gone too far.  Go down through Low Row, over the railway crossing and follow the road around to the right. Continue straight for about a mile and a half and we are on the right. 

Distances:
Brampton – 3 miles; Haltwhistle – 6 miles; Carlisle – 15miles; Hexham – 22miles; Newcastle – 45miles. The Lake District is 40 mins away by car. The coast is about 25 miles.