You can have some great days out during the winter months along the Tyne Valley Railway. Many of the local attractions remain open during the winter months.
There rail connections at Newcastle from stations in Teesside, Yorkshire as well as Scotland, the Midlands and South. Travelling from Lancashire, Cumbria and other stations throughout the country, you will change trains at Carlisle for the Tyne Valley Railway.
As part of our Open in Winter project, we are visiting some of the stations managed by TransPennine Express in Teesside and Yorkshire promoting travel to the Tyne Valley area. In January we took our Hadrian's Wall to Middlesbrough Station and in February, we visited Thornaby Station as well as a return visit to Middlesbrough. Next on the itinerary is a trip to Northallerton so if you see us at the station, please do stop and say hello
. . With some direct services from Middlesbrough and Thornaby along the Tyne Valley Railway to Carlisle, you can enjoy a delightful day out. From Northallerton, you will need to change trains at Nedwcastle Station.
Our thanks goes to TransPennine Express for their financial support for this project and for their assistance during our presence at their stations, to The Sill, Northumberland National Park, for their contribution and to all the people, businesses and organisations who have helped us to show what the Tyne Valley Railway has to offer.
We have put together some suggestions of places to visit, events to visit or things to do and see. Open our leaflet here or click the image to the left.
Offers at local attractions and businesses
Take advantage of the offers; money off entrance fees,discounts and even a chance to win dinner, bed and breakfast. Check out the offers here
Click on the links below to read ideas for days out in the Tyne Valley Railway area
|Wylam and ideas for days out|
|Hexham and ideas for days out|
|Corbridge and ideas for days out|
|Bardon Mill and ideas for days out|
|Haltwhistle and ideas for days out|
|Carlisle and Ideas for Days Out|
Walking and Exploring
Walking in the Tyne Valley Railway area is popular and many walks are easily accessible from our stations.
Our new leaflet showcasing walking routes from Bardon Mill Station to The Sill National Discovery Centre and world-famous Roman Vindolanda can be downloaded here. We are grateful to NNPA The Sill for support which has allowed us to extend the Open in Winter project to include Bardon Mill and area.
Halrwhistle is the starting point for numerous walking routes varying from a gentle stroll by the river to a longer walks to the heart of Hadrian's Wall. Download the walk from the town to explore the National Park and World Heritage Hadrian's Wall here.
Check out Events
A trip on the Tyne Valley Railway can take you to one of the many events being held at various venues. We have put together some ideas here