Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle


Route: Bamburgh Castle

Area: Northumberland

Date of walk: 29th March 2015

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 6.2 miles

Weather: Rain then sun, then rain again

We parked in the village of Bamburgh but it was raining and so instead of starting the walk as we’d intended, we decided to visit the museum in Bamburgh Castle – a good decision as it was a fascinating place. The castle has stood guard above the spectacular Northumberland coastline for over 1,400 years. Spanning nine acres of land on its rocky plateau, it is one of the largest inhabited castles in the country.

The weather took a turn for the better so we left the castle and set off through the sand dunes down to the beach. We walked along the sands admiring the wonderful views back to the castle as we went along

Just before Budle Point, the tide dictated that we should head uphill to the path shown on the OS map. As we rounded the Point, there were fabulous views across the bay

We then headed inland but after a while it started raining again, so we decided to cut short our planned circuit and return to Bamburgh along the road. This was another good decision, as it left us with enough time for a wonderful walk on Holy Island…

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