WYLAM

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

 

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Index.

Pubs.

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 is under new tenancy/management and offers good food(including Sunday Lunches)and some excellent beer,while the owning company(it is part of an evil pub company empire) attempt to find someone daft enough to pay them whatever they care to charge for beer and rent. The Ship is once again under new management which means that it sometimes has beer to sell. 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.

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 sometimes has Karaoke.

Food.

Beyond Wylam

Accommodation.

Camping

Fishing.

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.

Sport.

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

Mylinks

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Copyright © 1997 Al
This Home Page was originallycreated using WebEdit,17 July 1997
Most recent revision 4th November 2014.