Beadnell

Route: Beadnell to The Bathing House Howick

Area: Northumberland

Date of walk: 6th September 2017

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 9.5 miles

Weather: Mostly sunny

It was a glorious morning as we set off on today’s walk from Beadnell Harbour – this is a linear walk and we’d been given a lift to the start. We were lucky not only with the weather, but also the low tide meant that we could walk along the golden sands of Beadnell Bay instead of following the public footpath along the dunes above the beach

We turned inland briefly when we reached Long Nanny, a burn which flows inland from the moors, but after crossing the footbridge we were able to continue our journey across the sands. After passing by Snook Point and Football Hole we arrived in the little village of Low Newton-by-the-Sea, where we had refreshments at the excellent Ship Inn. From here we walked across the beach of Embleton Bay, with ever improving views of the stark outline of Dunstanburgh Castle ahead of us

We passed round the castle, at which point the coastline becomes rockier, and made our way into Craster. By now it was lunchtime, and as the path passes through the Jolly Fisherman, famous for its crab sandwiches, it was a good opportunity for more refreshments. Anyone following this route will probably want to stop the walk here, but we carried on for a further mile or so to The Bathing House near Howick, our base for this walking holiday

Thanks to the weather and the scenery, both of which were glorious, this was one the the best walks we’ve enjoyed this year

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