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Northumbria Community
‘Nether Springs’, Croft Cottage
Acton Home Farm
Felton
Northumberland NE65 9NU

 

Map

Here’s a map showing the location of Nether Springs at Acton Home Farm, the Mother House of the Northumbria Community, which you can use to plan your route.

Use the Zoom control to help you find your way. You can also use the ‘Satellite’ view to see an aerial photograph – some of the very small lanes giving access to Nether Springs do not appear on the Google map.


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Directions

If you’re arriving by train

We are usually able to pick people up from Alnmouth station at around 3.00pm, and drop people off at Alnmouth station at around 3.00pm. These times suit North bound and South bound services. You can check the train timetable with National Rail Enquiries. Please allow for a £5 donation to cover the cost of the journey each way. If we are unable to pick you up or drop you off  at the train station there is a good taxi service and the Community office is happy to suggest some contact numbers.

If you’re arriving by bus

The X15 Arriva bus service from Newcastle stops at the end of Acton Lane, about a mile away from Nether Springs. We can pick you up from there pretty much any time. To check out the X15 timetable click here

If you’re arriving by plane

Newcastle is our nearest airport – 45 minutes drive or rail connections to Alnmouth; Edinburgh is also easily accessible – 2 hours drive or rail connections to Alnmouth

If you’re arriving by ferry

There is a regular ferry route from Amsterdam to Newcastle, you can find information here

Driving – from the South

  1. Follow the A1 North beyond Morpeth and after about 9 miles, take the second turning for Felton, after the dual carriageway section begins (ignore the first turning, accessed from the single carriageway section, and which takes you through Felton Village).
  2. After about 100m, turn left down Acton Lane – signposted to Acton and Old Felton.
  3. Follow Acton Lane for about a mile, until you reach a fork in the road. The road to the left is a private road to Acton House only. Take the road/track to the right, past Acton Hall Cottage, and follow it to the end, where you will reach a left turn to Acton Home Farm.
  4. Turn left and follow the farm track to Acton Home Farm for about a quarter of a mile, until you reach woodland on the right. Nether Springs is on your left, and the car park is just to the left, in front of the house. For guests with limited mobility, follow the track to the left of the house where there is a parking space for you.

Driving – from the North

  1. Follow the A1 South beyond Alnwick and after about 9 miles, take the first turning to Felton, to the left.
  2. After about 100m, turn left down Acton Lane – signposted to Acton and Old Felton.
  3. Follow Acton Lane for about a mile, until you reach a fork in the road. The road to the left is a private road to Acton House only. Take the road/track to the right, past Acton Hall Cottage, and follow it to the end, where you will reach a left turn to Acton Home Farm.
  4. Turn left and follow the farm track to Acton Home Farm for about a quarter of a mile, until you reach woodland on the right. Nether Springs is on your left, and the car park is just to the left, in front of the house. For guests with limited mobility, follow the track to the left of the house where there is a parking space for you.