Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle


Route: Seahouses to Bamburgh Castle and back

Area: Northumberland

Date of walk: 12th June 2015

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 7.6 miles

Weather: Sunny

We’d been staying in village of Seahouses and on the last day of a wonderful short walking holiday we decided to walk from the village to Bamburgh Castle

It was yet another sunny morning as we set off, and after walking out of the village we were soon able to leave the footpath and go down to the beach. This glorious 3 mile stretch of golden sand took us all the way to Bamburgh Castle – a fantastic way to approach this iconic old building

We clambered up the sand dunes beneath the castle and began the return leg straightaway – we’d visited the castle earlier this year and didn’t have time to do so again

The way back to Seahouses followed St Oswald’s Way (with a short diversion at the start to avoid a large herd of cows with calves), and was through farmland and quiet country lanes. It very easy walking and the whole round took us less than 3 hours

What a great way to end our stay in the walkers’ paradise that is Northumberland

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