Bamburgh and Seahouses
Bamburgh and Seahouses visits two of the great places on the Northumbrian coast. Historical Bamburgh, with Bamburgh Castle dominating the village. Seahouses is a tourist hotspot and fishing village, famous for fish and chips and boat trips to the Farne Islands.
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We will start in one of the beach car parks to the North of Bamburgh and take the path directly onto the beach. This will provide spectacular views of the Castle, coastline and out to sea. You might also see the decorated tank traps on the beach.
Northumberland Coastal Path – Bamburgh to Seahouses
We will walk for a short distance before leaving the beach and walking round the back of the castle and out towards the road. We will cross here and follow the Northumberland Coastal Path.
The Northumberland Coastal Path runs from Cresswell to Berwick upon Tweed. For this section it is also St Oswald’s Way. Unusually, at this point it doesn’t follow the coast and crosses fields inland. We will follow this route towards Seahouses. As we will use this route on the way there, on the way back we will get the beach with the tide fully out.
We will stop for lunch at Seahouses. There is a terraced seating area, overlooking the harbour, to sit and eat liunch. You can get fish and chips if you like, we recommend Lewis’s (they do a variety of fish, cod, haddock, lemon sole and plaice and also deep fried haggis!).
Once we have finished lunch, we will leave Seahouses and head out along the road before descending to the beach at St Aiden’s Dunes.
The beach – Seahouses to Bamburgh
This beach is one of the best in Northumberland. It’s big and great to walk on and you get a great view of Bamburgh Castle.
Once we are past Shorehouse, Monk House and Greenhill Rocks we will be on the widest part of the beach. This bit is less accessible, so less populated. We can walk where we like here. Just past Bamburgh Castle, we return to where we started and go across the dunes to the car park.
After we finish, we will head back into the village where we will visit either the Copper Kettle Tearoom or one of the pubs in Bamburgh.
Hope to see you there.
Julie & Martin x
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