in Northumberland

near Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

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Here's my guide to where & when to visit in Northumberland. Wylam is a small village in Northumberland, UK, 15km W of Newcastle. Birthplace of George Stephenson, the Railway man, and with an earlier version of Newcastle's Tyne Bridge/Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Bridge at Hagg Bank Wylam


Latest News.

Bus services from Wylam to anywhere in the rest of the world have ceased on Sundays. Trains still run - if yoiu want to go to Newcastle coming up to Christmas or anytime you'll be able to watch the trains go past with no room for any passengers by the time they reach Wylam.


Support a good cause.

Mark Allison ran across Australia, to raise money for charity, now he has completed the next 'leg' of what is intended to be a 'round the world' run. See details of his journey from Lisbon to Istanbul at the Run Geordie Run website.




Wylam used to have four decent pubs all with their own individual character and their own quirky local customers. However as is the case with so many other villages the double scourge of ownership by 'pub companies' and business rates means that few of them now have anything to merit going out of your way to visit. The Fox offers good food(including Sunday Lunches)and some well-kept beer from the limited range that the owning company(it is part of an evil pub company empire) offer at whatever inflated price they care to charge. The Ship is also a tenancy owned by the same evil corporate empire,it sells beer that costs more, but is now more a restaurant than a pub. As Wylam only has a population of a couple of thousand of whom many cannot or choose not to drink in pubs, it would seem likely that some pub(s) would cease trading as they are aiming for a very limited market. Not sure if it is their objective but often they seem to attract people whose idea of a good night out involves shouting obscenity laden inanities at each other.

The Black Bull and the Boathouse are both free houses. They often have cheaper beer. The Boathouse is the only pub that has a bar that is not marred by piped music or the presence of a TV in the bar. The Boathouse the Black Bull and the Fox occasionally have live music, and the Boathouse and the Ship sometimes have Karaoke :-(


Beyond Wylam




River Tyne.

Where to fish.
It should be noted that possession of a rod licence does not entitle you to fish anywhere - you also require the requisite permit from the owner of the fishing and may be prosecuted for theft of fishing should you fail to comply. Wylam used to be good earlier in the season for Salmon, but day tickets are no longer available for trout and coarse fishing due to visiting anglers stealing fish... Further up theTyne, Bywell, Hexham, Chollerford, Haltwhistle are all good areas, further upriver still the Bellingham area provides good sport.

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Where & When to Visit.


Wylam has a number of 'Sporting' organisations and clubs. (You can find details and contacts here)


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Most recent revision 28th July 2016.