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Percy Arms Hotel (Hotel, Wooler)

An excellent place to base yourself if you want to be within a few minutes walk to Chatton Park Hill. Weetwood moor is quite walkable to also.

The rooms are good, ensuites, single, double, family rooms, decent breakfast. Good bar downstairs, with a full restaurant menu, inc veggie option and a separate smoke free restaurant.

The staff are very helpful and pleasant, even to confused, muddy hippy-types (who wander in soaking wet, making the place look untidy). We were very happy with the place.

Bonus feature: Free internet access in the bar too, so if you need to check on any grid references for panels or whatever, no probs. If you're planning on relying on this, best check it's working when you ring up to book, as it does go on the glitch for the odd week or so, but hey, why sit on a computer, in a warm bar when you could be out looking at indistinct carvings in the pouring rain?

If you're driving, a word of advice, be careful getting into the carpark at the back, it's steep.
23rd May 2005ce

The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel (Hotel, Ambleside)

I love this place. It's right at the end of Langdale, has comfy beds, good food, good beer and good views. The staff are friendly, and it couldn't be better placed for exploring the valley of the axe factory.

You can get the bus from Ambleside about 4 times a day, which also stops at Chapel Stile to have a gander at the Langdale Boulders rock art.

It's at the opposite end of the spectrum from Travelodges.
5th April 2005ce
I like the Prehistoric Rock Art of Northumberland:

Ketley Crag
Weetwood Moor
Dod Law
Roughting Linn
Fowberry Cairn
Old Bewick

Currently obsessed with waving torches at things, often including rocks, as a prelude to some serious waving of torches at rocks that will inevitably appear here on tma at some point :)

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