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Travel Around the Hexham Area

Travel Around the Hexham Area

Hexham has excellent public transport links, but even if you arrive by car you may chose to explore the area by combining walking or cycling with the local bus or train services.

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Visit Hexham

Discover one of Northumberland's most beautiful and historic market towns and surrounding countryside.

Explore our website to find things to do, places to visit, where to stay and eat. So much to see and do in Hexham to suit all budgets.

Visit Hexham

Discover one of Northumberland's most beautiful and historic market towns and surrounding countryside.

Explore our website to find things to do, places to visit, where to stay and eat. So much to see and do in Hexham to suit all budgets.

Visit Hexham

Discover one of Northumberland's most beautiful and historic market towns and surrounding countryside.

Explore our website to find things to do, places to visit, where to stay and eat. So much to see and do in Hexham to suit all budgets.

Visit Hexham

Discover one of Northumberland's most beautiful and historic market towns and surrounding countryside.

Explore our website to find things to do, places to visit, where to stay and eat. So much to see and do in Hexham to suit all budgets.

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Travel Around the Hexham Area


Rail | Bus | Foot | Cycle | Car & Motor Bike | Parking

Rail

Hexham is on the Hadrian’s Wall Country railway line, which runs between Newcastle and Carlisle. Completed in 1838, the line was the first in the country to link the east and west coasts. Today, Hexham has a service of two trains an hour to Newcastle Monday to Saturday daytimes, and an hourly service westwards to Carlisle. On Sundays, there’s an hourly service in each direction. Connections can be made to other train services at Newcastle and Carlisle. It’s also possible to by through tickets to Newcastle International Airport, changing in Newcastle to the Tyne and Wear Metro.

See the Northern Rail website for full details.


 
Bus

Hexham has excellent bus services from Newcastle and good services towards Carlisle and to the North Tyne valley and Allendale.

Fast buses to Newcastle:
Arriva and Stagecoach services 85/685
Go North East 'TynedaleXpress'

Tynedale Express Bus

There are two buses an hour from Hexham to Corbridge, Prudhoe, Metrocentre and Newcastle on Go North East’s 'Ten':
Service TEN

Tynedale Links is a network of local bus services provided by Go North East with support from Northumberland County Council. There are regular services to Bellingham, Allendale, Newbrough, Matfen and Stamfordham, a daily service to Alston and twice daily buses between Alston and Haltwhistle.
Tynedale Links services in Tynedale and Allendale
Tynedale Links services to Alston and Haltwhistle

Buses to Hadrian's Wall

The seasonal AD122 Hadrian’s Wall service runs from Easter to the end of September. Details of the service for 2016 will be provided here next year.

During the winter months, 'Tynedale Links' service 680 runs every two hours to Chollerford, a short walk from Chesters Fort; and 'Tynedale Links' service 185 runs three times a day from Haltwhistle to Walltown for the Roman Army Museum. Walkers can use 'Tynedale Links' service 74 to reach the wall at Portgate and Halton, which runs four times a day (except Sundays). Use the links above to find the timetables.



Foot

Hadrian’s Wall Path largely follows the wall to the north of Hexham before dropping down to the River Tyne and Newburn. Hexham is an ideal stopover for long distance walkers, who can use ‘Tynedale Links’ service 680 from Chollerford or 74 from Portgate and Halton.

The Pennine Way passes to the west of Hexham and to the north near Bellingham and can be reached using buses 85 and 685 (to the Haltwhistle area) and 680 (to Bellingham).

St. Oswald’s Way long distance path finishes just north of Hexham at Heavenfield, itself a short walk from Chollerford for ‘Tynedale Link’s service 680.

There is a selection of walks in and around Hexham of varying lengths, maps and walking guides to download on our walks page.



Cycle

The Coast to Coast route passes through Allenheads to the south of Hexham. Hadrian’s Cycleway (National Cycle Route 72) passes through Hexham on its route between Ravenglass and Newcastle. The Reivers Route (NCN 10) passes to the north of Hexham and is an alternative 'coast to coast' best tackled east to west.

On our Leisure/Cycling page you can find routes for all the family, including the new mountain bike route the 'Sandstone Way', and places to hire bikes.



Car and Mortorbike

Many of the roads are quiet and all run through wonderful country so much so that by taking minor roads the destination may become largely irrelevant. Beware of horses, sheep, farmers on quad bikes as well as cyclists and walkers.

The A686 Penrith to Hexham road via Alston is one of England’s most picturesque journeys across the awe-inspiring roof of England and provides a great alternative to the M6 and A69 in fine weather – with spectacular views of the Lake District and North Pennines from the top of Hartside Pass.

There is a selection of driving itineraries available, see Visit Northumberland website.



Parking - you can download a PDF* map showing parking areas

The following council managed parking places are free of charge, but you will need to display a parking disc in short stay parking places.

Where do time limits apply?

  • Car parks – 8am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday including Bank Holidays
  • On street areas – 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday including Bank Holidays
Parking PlaceYES
Max Stay
Parking Disc Required (details below)
Market Place 1 hour YES
Beaumont Street 2 hours YES
Market Street 2 hours YES
Gilesgate Short Stay 2 hours YES
Priestpopple 2 hours YES
St Marys Wynd 2 hours YES
Prospect House Car Park 2 hours YES
Wentworth (Short Stay) 2 hours YES
Gilesgate Car Park 3 hours YES
Gilesgate (Long Stay) All Day NO
Wentworth Car Park (excluding HGV) All Day (white bays)
4 hours (blue bays)
2 hours (red bays)
NO
YES
YES

The following car park has parking charges which apply 24 hours Monday to Sunday including Bank Holidays.

Parking place
Max stay
Charge
Wentworth Car Park (HGV & Coach Park)  4 hours
All Day
£4.00
£6.00

There are also a number of private parking providers in Hexham.

Parking Place
Max Stay
Method of Control
Aldi Car Park 90 minutes CCTV
Homebase Car Park 2 hours CCTV
Tesco Car Park 3 hours CCTV
Beales Car Park 3 hours Pay and Display
Marks & Spencer Car Park (Short Stay) 4 hours Pay and Display
Marks & Spencer Car Park (Long Stay) All Day Pay and Display
Corbridge Road Car Park All Day Pay and Display
Hexham General Hospital Car Park All Day Pay and Display
Hexham Station Car Park All Day Pay and Display
 
Hexham car parking map

*You may need Adobe Reader to view the map. It's free to download here.

Where to get your parking disc

You will need to display a parking disc (set at the time you arrive) in our short stay parking places in Hexham.

Parking discs cost £1 each and you can get one from:

  • Libraries
  • Tourist Information Centres
  • Customer Information Centres
  • Disc dispensers
  • Local businesses

Please note: parking discs from other local authorities can be used. Alternatively, if you do not have a parking disc, you can use a long stay car park where no disc is required or a privately managed pay and display car park.

Remember to check the signs when you park for more information.

NB - to view or download the PDF map you may require Adobe Reader software. It is free and can be downloaded from the Adobe website.


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