Bamburgh and Seahouses – May 2024


Date: Saturday 11 May 2024
Start time: 10.00 am
Distance: 9 miles
Difficulty: Moderate (distance)

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Bamburgh and Seahouses

Bamburgh_Budle - Bamburgh_Budle_Bay_28072019M-2.jpg Bamburgh and Budle Bay

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.


Hills: General - AscentKey1-98x27 Some small hills
Distance: General - DistanceKey2-98x27 Medium distance
Grade: General - GradeKey2-98x27 Moderate (Distance)
Map: General - 340-HolyIslandBamburgh-Map-thumb
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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 will also see the decorated tank traps on the beach.

Bamburgh_Budle - Bamburgh_Budle_Bay_28072019M-4.jpg Bamburgh to Budle Bay

The beach

The beach to Seahouses is one of the best in Northumberland.  You get a great view of Bamburgh Castle from the beach.  As we walk further, past Redbarn Links, the people thin out and we can enjoy the open space of the beach.  It narrows around the rocks at Monks House, before opening out a bit at St Aiden’s Dunes.  At this point, we climb the dunes and walk into Seahouses alongside the road.

Bamburgh - Bamburgh-2


We will stop for lunch at Seahouses.  If you like, you can enjoy some fish and chips or of course take your own lunch.  There is a terraced seating area, overlooking the harbour, to sit and eat.

Once we have finished lunch, we will leave Seahouses walking on the Northumberland Coastal Path, towards North Sunderland.

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 back to Bamburgh.

After we finish, we will head back into the village for tea and cake.

Hope to see you there.

Julie & Martin x

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Nearest postcode: NE69 7DD
OS Grid Reference: NU 17771 35440
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Parking: When driving along The Winding, the car park is the 2nd beach car park, on the right.  It is higher than the first one, sitting on top of the dunes.
Toilets:  There are toilets in the Village opposite the village green