Lindisfarne Holy Island - Motorhome Forums, Motorhome Discussion, Motorhome Chat

User Tag List

 7Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 13-12-2018, 12:04 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
DJMotorhomer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Mablethorpe Lincolnshire
My Motorhome: Autocruise Startrail
Posts: 2,204
Thanks: 263
Thanked 70 Times in 58 Posts
Personal Aire
Lindisfarne Holy Island

Having never been here before...has anyone (if allowed) taken their van on the road to it when the tide is out or is it better not to due to the weight.

Cheers

Dave

We LOVE Our "MO"

Dave & Jan
DJMotorhomer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 13-12-2018, 12:17
Senior Member
 
Charisma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Mid-Sussex
My Motorhome: Roller Team T-590
Posts: 522
Thanks: 23
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Personal Aire
Yes we have been over. Just check the tide tables before heading over to make sure you have enough time to get back. Tarmac road all the way if I remember correctly.

Dave
Charisma is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Charisma For This Useful Post:
DJMotorhomer (13-12-2018)
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 13-12-2018, 12:41
EJB
Senior Member
 
EJB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Suffolk (By choice)
My Motorhome: Burstner Nexxo t620G
Posts: 4,008
Thanks: 27
Thanked 122 Times in 112 Posts
Yes, no problem check tide as per Dave's post!

Ted.
I try and state simple facts in a nice way.

Last edited by EJB; 13-12-2018 at 12:47.
EJB is online now  
 
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 13-12-2018, 13:10
Senior Member
 
rayc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Corfe Mullen, Wimborne Dorset
My Motorhome: Pilote 740C Sensation
Posts: 7,481
Thanks: 67
Thanked 248 Times in 226 Posts
Personal Aire
We went last year by bus from Berwick on Tweed so the road is safe for motorhomes. I am unsure regarding parking for them though. The CC [or whatever it is now called] at Berwick is good so might be an option and use the bus. https://bustimes.org/services/477-be...ed-holy-island
rayc is offline  
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 13-12-2018, 13:45
Senior Member
 
aldra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: bury lancashire
My Motorhome: Adria coral supreme
Posts: 26,704
Thanks: 857
Thanked 398 Times in 381 Posts
There are some parking spots, but they fill quickly and itís still quite a (steep) walk up to the town

But there is a big car park as you come off the causeway, and you can walk to the town from there

We joined the National Trust at a van parked there

Sandra
aldra is offline  
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 13-12-2018, 15:39
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ribble Valley, lancashire
My Motorhome: Hymer 504
Posts: 1,208
Thanks: 67
Thanked 44 Times in 37 Posts
Easy enough to get on and off the island but I don't think you are allowed to stay overnight in the carpark.
charlieivan is offline  
post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 13-12-2018, 17:15
Senior Member
 
aldra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: bury lancashire
My Motorhome: Adria coral supreme
Posts: 26,704
Thanks: 857
Thanked 398 Times in 381 Posts
No

But you can stay overnight at the other end of the causeway , unless itís changed

We stayed a couple of nights

For us Lindisfalm was a lovely visit

But it was a tourist trap, and we donít do tourist traps more than once

Be it Lindisfalm or Mont st Michelle

Sandra
aldra is offline  
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 13-12-2018, 19:40
Senior Member
 
coppo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Teesdale. County Durham
My Motorhome: Flogged it.
Posts: 4,685
Thanks: 117
Thanked 118 Times in 113 Posts
We stayed in the car park immediately before the causeway for one night, then cycled over the next morning.
coppo is offline  
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 13-12-2018, 19:48
Senior Member
 
rayrecrok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: East Yorkshire looking out at the sea
Posts: 12,291
Thanks: 96
Thanked 96 Times in 79 Posts
There is two ways of working the tides, make sure you go over at low tide but if you get it wrong on the return and you can't get off the island what a shame you have to stop in the car park till the morning and nobody can say anything for your mistake in your tide calculations.. Whoops!.


ray.

Just watching a shifty looking geezer in the library searching intently through the 'S' section of the dictionary, he's stopped now.

I think he's up to something. . .. . . ray......
rayrecrok is offline  
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 13-12-2018, 20:41
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: UK and Katowice, Poland, plus All Europe
My Motorhome: Niesmann+Bischoff Arto 69GL (2003)
Posts: 12,357
Thanks: 851
Thanked 436 Times in 388 Posts
To the OP


Holy Island and Lindisfarne for me is one of the 'magic' places in the world



Ray is a crafty sod, but quite right because the police cannot get there either.


Sandra is also right - it is a tourist trap. I suggest you go over (when the tide is right) late afternoon, i.e. when the grockles have gone and have a sundowner at the pub and go back to the CP on the landside of the causeway for the night.


My first visit to Holy Island was waiting for the tide to drop, sitting in a minivan on the causeway in a lightning storm - we were the only piece of metal. Thank goodness I knew about 'Faraday's Cage'



Before you go read up about St. Bede, St. Cuthbert, Durham and the Christian influence on the NE, long before the South. The C of E Monastery at Alnmouth is also worth a visit when open, particularly the chapel in the old library, with its pedestal alter backed by a picture window looking onto the North Sea.


Enjoy your visit.


Geoff
nicholsong is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Motorhome Forums, Motorhome Discussion, Motorhome Chat forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome