AotN & Hadrian’s Wall, Bellingham on the North Tyne

From Redcar, it is back on A1M and onward and upwards with a stop-off at the Angel of the North and then Hadrian’s wall. We had problems finding a paying site, so it was a quiet lay-by near Bellingham on the banks of the North Tyne. Richard organised a 4km hike along the river and up a steepish hill overlooking the area for a great sunset photo. Pasta in the van chased with beer and whisky.

York visit & Redcar Rugby club

No stop-over here, but a day at the railway museum and exploring the town.  York with the Mothership is great – they have special areas for motorhome parking – check out Foss Islands Road, which is right outside the city walls. No overnight stopping permitted, but perfect for our flying visit.  Last time we were here was five years ago in a rental campervan – pre MS1. Exploration of the museum and a walk back to the mothership via the city wall and then off to Redcar another 69 km North for a £7 over night stop.  Quick Pub trip with Richard and a lovely van meal. Rugby club stopover is great – rustic but has fresh water, toilet dropoff and you can use the rugby club showers and toilets. Great value and cheap beer too!