Tuesday, 26 August 2014

A beautiful poem written by a recent guest


Now Hadrian's Wall is a nice wee  walk,
A pleasant few afternoons' stroll;
At a full week's trek I didn't baulk,
Over crag and beck and knoll.

From Whitley Bay on the mouth of the Tyne,
Through the fort at old Wallsend,
I stepped it out as the path did wind,
To Wylam my way did wend.

By Heddon-on-the-Wall I rose,
Milecastles coasted by,
And blisters appeared on all my toes,
Under Chollerford's clear blue sky.

Climbing steadily up the fells,
Steel-Riggs and Winshiel  Crags,
Through Sewing-Shields, up cliffs,  down dells,
The track it zigs and zags.

At Housesteads Fort I rest a while,
Vindolanda elated mood,
I pass the mark of forty mile,
And slip downhill to Twice Brewed.

Next day is cold,  it rains like heck,
Birdoswald Fort I'm late,
In driving sleet I cross Cam Beck,
Drop down by Hayton Gate.

Past turret and wall and tower at Banks,
Then descending from the ridge,
For clear blue skies I give my thanks,
Near Lanercost's Abbey Bridge.

At Crosby's sheep I smile with mirth,
Then not far to Carlisle,
Another day to Solway Firth,
Marks eighty Roman mile.

Two thousand years have passed him by,
Still Hadrian's Wall is peachy,
"Hail Caesar Romans" do I cry,
Veni,  Vidi, Vici!

Monday, 21 July 2014

Another New Arrival

Meet Bertie our new Kune Kune Pig

I can't tell you how happy William is to have a new friend

Monday, 14 July 2014

Summer Time!!

Why not spend your summer visiting the most iconic section of Hadrians Wall.

Vist: Vindolanda, Housesteads, Roman Army Museum, and more
Spend time walking the most iconic section of Hadrians Wall.

Let us help you plan your stay.
Contact us direct for more information.

e mail: stay@vallum-lodge.co.uk
Contact: 01434 344248

Thursday, 12 June 2014


Meet William our micro pig

He is now 13 weeks old and has settled in very well to his new home
Come and say hello to him when you stay with us.

Contact us direct for booking information.
Tel: 01434 344248

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Our New Arrival

Meet William our new arrival.

William is a 12 week old micro pig.

He is settling in very well to his new home.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Visit Roman Vindolanda

One of the North East’s most famous and not to be missed tourist attractions lying in the beautiful landscape of Hadrian's Wall Country. Formerly a key military post on the northern frontier of Britain, Vindolanda is the home of Britain's 'Top Treasure' - the Vindolanda Writing Tablets - and is one Europe's most important Roman archaeological sites.

Vindolanda is just a short walk away from Vallum Lodge.

Contact us direct for more information


Tel:01434 344248

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Haltwhistle Walking Festival

Haltwhistle Walking Festival
26th April - 5th May 2014

Vallum Lodge is a ideal location to stay whist taking part in the Haltwhistle Walking Festival.

Contact us direct for more information
Tel: 01434 344248

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Shooting Days

Clay pigeon shooting is fantastic, all year round experience even if you have never shot before. It is a skill that anyone can learn. 

Our session starts with a full safety briefing, at our shooting ground at Kielder. 

Then it is off to the shooting ground, where we will have a number of targets set up to entertain and challenge you. 

We will ensure you hold the gun correctly and show you how to hit the clay targets. 

We then have a break in the barn for coffee and cake.

Then we go back to the shooting ground and each person will have shots at various targets. The clays pigeons can be; going away from you, coming towards you or crossing in-front of you. 

Transport to and from the shooting ground is provided. Our days include use of shotgun, cartridges and clays.

On a  typical day you can expect to shoot around 50 clays at a cost of £80 per person. 

We can tailor a shooting experience to your requirements to include lunch, evening meal and a longer shooting experience.

Contact us direct for more information
Tel: 01434 344248

Thursday, 27 March 2014


Easter is just around the corner.  The sheep in the fields around us are just getting ready to lamb.
What a beautiful time of year it is to come and stay with us.

Contact us direct for special offers for Easter 2014.
Tel: 01434 344248

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Spring Time At Last!!

Spring time is the perfect time to take a break.

Why not come and stay at Vallum Lodge and explore all the hidden gems Hadrian's Wall has to offer.
Housesteads, Vindolanda, Sycamores Gap are right on our door step and all within a very easy walk.
Contact us direct for our up to date special offers.
Contact: 01434 344248
E mail: stay@vallum-lodge.co.uk

Monday, 24 February 2014

Clay Pigeon Shooting Break

Why not spend a short break in the heart of Northumberland National Park with a difference.

Enjoy a full day clay pigeon shooting tailored to your experience and requirements.

Your package will include a overnight stay in our 4* Bed and Breakfast, transport to the shoot ground, lunch and evening meal.

Contact us direct for more information.
Tel: 01434 344248

Monday, 10 February 2014

A Night With The Stars!!

Vallum Lodge is situated within the Northumberland National Parks darker skies site.

Why not bring a group of friends and have your very own star party.

We will arrange for your very own astronomer to guide you through the night sky.

For more Information 

Contact us direct on vallum-lodge.co.uk, or call 01434 344248

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Surprise Arrival!!

Surprise Arrival

This is normally not the time of year you see baby chicks.
Our hen biscuit has had 5 healthy baby chicks.
They are now safely in a shed keeping warm and dry away from the winter frost.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Walking Hadrian's Wall??

Are you planning on walking Hadrian's Wall this year?

Take advantage of our new collection and drop off service.
Stay with us for 2 or 3 nights whilst walking the wall and we can arrange to collect you each day after your walk and following breakfast we will take you back to the start of your next days walk.

Contact us direct for more information
Tel: 01434 344248

Monday, 6 January 2014

Tour Hadrian's Wall

Why not book an escorted tour by car of Hadrian's Wall

Tour Hadrian's Wall from Segedunum - Wallsend to Bowness Solway 
stopping off along the wall to visit some iconic sites and museums:

Suitable for 2 - 6 guests

Contact us direct for more information
Tel: 01434 344248