Corbridge Roman Town

Unfortunately the duty manager that we had chatted to on the first night of our stay was not on shift so we were unable to say goodbye or thank her. We checked out after breakfast and headed to Corbridge Roman Town.

During our journey, just after we had left Jedburgh, we turned a corner to be confronted by a large bull standing sideways on our side of the carriageway. We slowed down and gently drove around him. He was slobbering at the mouth and looking at us disdainfully as we did so. As we passed by we noticed another bull on the road, looking very much as if he had escaped from a field. Behind him, in the field, were a large number of cows congregating in the corner of the field near to the bull.

We thought that bulls in the road were an accident waiting to happen so we parked in a safe place and phoned the police to report the problem.

Corbridge Roman Town

The Corbridge Lion

Corbridge Town is part of Hadrian’s Wall. Next to the town’s Roman remains is an excellent museum displaying Roman artifacts, the Corbridge Hoard and a fine stone statue of a lion atop its prey.

Hexham Abbey

When we had finished looking around, we drove to Hexham, which is close by, for lunch. We had a brief look around Hexham before continuing our journey. Our route took us through beautiful scenery with spectacular views. At one point there was a diversion which led to the journey taking longer than expected necessitating a brief stop at Killington Lake services to stretch our legs and enjoy a reviving cup of tea.

Dramatic Scenery

12 Comments CherryPie on Oct 17th 2018

12 Responses to “Jesmond Dene & Cornhill – Day Ten”

  1. lisl says:

    It is good to be reminded of Corbridge which I visited many years ago. And your bulls reminded me of how nervous I was when I came across a bull in the road which was bigger than the old-style Mini I was driving!

    • CherryPie says:

      You should go back to Corbridge, the museum is excellent.

      I think I would have been terrified driving past such a large bull in classic a mini!!!

  2. Astrid says:

    Those clouds are just wonderful, Cherry and what a place to visit. And yes, bulls are not to be trusted even if they look cool, calm and collected… they run faster than you can…. (and I can :D )

    • CherryPie says:

      The clouds on this day were a delight. It is a pity we couldn’t stop the car as we drove through the countryside.

      With regards to the bulls, luckily we were in a car which is faster than a bull ;-)

  3. James Higham says:

    bulls in the road were an accident waiting to happen

    Indeed. :)

  4. Amfortas says:

    Splendid ‘racing’ clouds there :) (top shot).

    The bulls reminds me of the greenie rambler who was intently plodding his way across people’s fields oblivious to much around him, mutterin greenie mantras about global warming and how we are all dooomed. He became aware that he was in a field with a bull, which was snorting – probably just like your’s on the road. And he saw a farmer at a gate about the same distance from where he was, as was the bull. He shouted to the farmer, “Is that bull safe?” “Ooor aye” said the farmer leaning on the rail, “Oi reckon he’s safe enough. Don’t know about you though”.

  5. Thanks for sharing the wonderful time you had. The bulls on the road would be scary to see too. The museum with the Roman artifacts must be so great to see. We need to take a vacation there one day. Great seeing the photos that you shared. Have a wonderful day.

    • CherryPie says:

      The bulls were magnificent, but the middle of a road was not the best place for them :-)

      The part of Northumberland we visited is well worth a visit.

  6. The museum sounds so interesting. I’ve never been to Hadrian’s Wall although have often thought I would love to walk the whole length but now I am older a visit would suffice!

    Scary story about the bull – better you were in a car than walking! I never used to mind walking through fields with cows but these days it is something I am not keen on!