(7-10 minutes off the Trail) Grid Ref: 628666
From the East—
Do not follow the obvious way off the Trail into Gilsland village, but rather walk on past Milecastle 48 (Poltross Burn), cross the Railway line, and onto the road by the School and the carpark. Turn right and * * follow the road towards Gilsland, past the Methodist Church & Megs coffee shop. Do not go into the village. Instead swing left, ++past a garage (yellow trucks) cross the River Irthing and turn left B6318 BIRDOSWALD. Brookside Villa is the 1st house on the left just after crossing Red Beck. (If you do go into Gilsland, with the Village Store on your left, walk to the “Bridge Inn”, turn right signed Birdoswald, then from ++)
From the West—
Folow thr Trail through Birdoswald, past Willowford Farm and onto the road opposite the School, turn left and follow from * * above
ON the A69 about midway between Brampton and Haltwhistle. Beware! There are a number of turns signposted Gilsland. Be sure to take DENTON GILSLAND 2 miles RAF SPADEADAM and a brown tourist sign for BIRDOSWALD ROMAN FORT. Cross the railway at a level crossing. At the village outskirts follow the road as it swings to the left, past a garage (no fuel/yellow trucks), cross bridge over the River Irthing. Take 1st left signed Birdoswald. Brookside Villa is the 1st house on the left. Pull onto small guest parking area just below the house. SATNAV?? Be wary—our post code covers approx 1m2 ! ! !
We are on Cycle Route 72—Coast to Coast the Roman Way—@111 miles on the B6318 just west of Gilsland Village
The AD122 Hadrian’s Wall shuttle bus…..
….passes the door every 2 hours or so, 7 days a week, Easter through October. Have these directions and ask the driver to drop you at our gate. Click here to go to the timetable.
Local Rate Tel: 0845 873 1992
Or On: 0169 77 47 300
YOU SHOULD GET AN EMAIL REPLY WITHIN 4 TO 5 HOURS, OR YOU CAN BOOK ONLINE USING THE SECURE BOOKING LINK BELOW.
Postal Address: Denise Collins, Brookside Villa B&B Hadrians Wall, Gilsland, CA8 7DA
Map Reference: NY 628 666