There are reasonably frequent train and bus services to Riding Mill village. Then
it’s a 30 minute uphill walk from the village. Local transport can usually be arranged
to pick you up from the station/bus stop.
From the A69 Carlisle - Newcastle trunk road, exit south onto the A68 at the large
roundabout then after about 1.5miles take the third exit (half right) at the next
large roundabout onto the A695 (signed for Riding Mill village). Go through the village,
past the Wellington pub and up the hill (watch out for the speed camera). At the
end of the village and just over a mile from the A68, take the left fork signposted
‘Shepherds Dene’ and ‘Slaley’. The entrance is just under a mile along this road
on the left (just past a road from Corbridge that has a triangular junction).