Hauxley to Druridge Bay – Feb 2022


Date: Saturday 5 February 2022
Start time: 10.00 am
Distance: 7 miles
Difficulty: Easy

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Hauxley Nature Reserve to Druridge Bay Country Park

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This is a beautiful walk taking in two very interesting places within the area of Druridge Bay, Hauxley Nature Reserve and Druridge Bay Country Park.


Hills: General - AscentKey0-98x27 No hills
Distance: General - DistanceKey1-98x27 Medium distance
Grade: General - GradeKey1-98x27 Easy
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This walk is on OS maps 332 Alnwick & Amble and 325 Morpeth & Blyth.  Click on map image to buy this map.
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The start

This walk starts at Hauxley Nature Reserve and takes us South towards Druridge Bay Country Park.

Hauxley Nature Reserve.

Hauxley Nature Reserve is a great place for bird watching, with hides situated all around the lake.  With great value parking and facilities here, it is a great place to start and end.  We leave the Nature Reserve and head down towards the beach and head South.

The coast


The beach on this walk is some of the best in Northumberland.  It will be low tide and we will walk on the beach.

Druridge Bay Country Park

Hauxley - HauxleyDruridge-10-Website Around Druridge Bay

Once at the Country Park we will walk around Ladyburn Lake before heading back to Hauxley.  We will take a break here, as there are picnic tables and toilets available.

Back to Hauxley

After a walk round the lake, we will walk back the way we came to Hauxley Nature Reserve.

At the end of the walk we will visit the Lookout Café.  You can watch the birds on the lake whilst enjoying tea and cake in the comfort of the café  Bring your binoculars.

Hope to see you there.

Julie and Martin x

Interesting information

Hauxley Nature Reserve was originally part of Radcliffe open-cast mine but was purchased by Northumberland Wildlife Trust in 1983 and transformed into a haven for wildlife.  It is one of the best wildlife-watching spots in the North East, renowned for its bird life.

Druridge Bay Country Park

The Country Park is home to Ladyburn Lake, a freshwater lake and surrounded by woodland and meadows.

The Country Park has a café and toilet facilities.

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Nearest postcode: NE65 0JR
OS Grid Reference:  NU 28214 02397
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Toilets: There are toilets at Hauxley Visitor Centre, where we start.
Parking: There is a car park with a £2 fee – either cash or card