Budle Bay

Budle Bay

Route: Budle Bay to Seahouses

Area: Northumberland

Date of walk: 16th March 2020

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 5.9 miles

Ascent: 200 feet

Weather: Mostly sunny 

Last time we visited the Northumberland coast we’d walked from Budle Bay to Seahouses, and it was a superb route – one of the best. We decided to retread our footsteps. Click here for the earlier visit in 2017

As this is a linear walk, we drove over to Seahouses in good time to park there and catch the 8.51am Arriva bus from the Post Office bus stop (check the website for times, as these vary). We disembarked and started the walk from the track leading to Kiln Point. The place is shown as Budle on the OS map, though it’s not a village and there’s only a farm and a caravan park. After walking down the track we soon reached Budle Bay shoreline, where mile after mile of golden sand reached out into the distance, a glorious sight which was enhanced by sun and blue skies. As on the last occasion the tide was on its way out and so we were able to walk along the beach most of the way, and only once were we forced to follow a higher footpath over the dunes 

After crossing Harkess Rocks, the thrilling sight of Bamburgh Castle appeared in the distance and we continued along the seemingly endless beach, passed by the ancient castle, and carried on to our destination – Seahouses

This was the end of a great walk, and for anyone following it, I’d recommended a boat trip to the Farne Islands from the harbour in Seahouses. We did this last time here and had some wonderful wildlife sightings, including seals, cormorants and puffins

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