Although getting to Land of Joy can often seem daunting to those who don’t have a car, it’s often more straight forward than people might expect. As we only have a very small office team, we ask that you please take a look through the options below and do your best to plan your trip yourself. Of course, if you come across any issues you are very welcome to contact us for assistance.
We also do our best to help people attending the same retreat to arrange to share lifts or taxis themselves.
Please use our Facebook group, Travelling to Land of Joy to share transport arrangements with others coming to the same retreat.
Please look out for the question on the retreat booking form which asks if you would like to share your email with others on your retreat for this purpose.
Train & Bus
The cheapest way to get here by public transport is by train to Newcastle or Hexham station, depending on where you’re coming from, then bus number 680 to Bellingham (except on Sundays & Bank Holidays), then a short (10 minute) taxi ride to Land of Joy or a 3 mile/40min – 1hr walk if you’re feeling energetic!
LNER trains stop at Newcastle from London and Scotland. From there you need to change onto a smaller train to Hexham.
Click here for LNER timetables and booking to Newcastle, and onward to Hexham.
Click here for Northern Rail for timetable of trains from Newcastle to Hexham. It is easy to buy a ticket at the station if you haven’t pre-booked.
Alternatively, buses run from Newcastle to Hexham, and then from Hexham to Bellingham (but not on Sundays or Bank Holidays). Download the bus timetables here.