Low Newton and Beadnell – Aug 2020


Date: 22nd August 2020
Start time: 10 am
Distance: 10 miles
Difficulty: Moderate (Distance)

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Low Newton and Beadnell – Aug 2020

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The Low Newton and Beadnell walk takes us between the lovely old fishing villages of Low Newton-by-the-Sea and Beadnell, along two routes.


Hills: General - AscentKey0-98x27 No hills
Distance: General - DistanceKey1-98x27 Medium distance
Grade: General - GradeKey2-98x27 Moderate (Distance)
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We start at the car park in High Newton-by-the-Sea.  A little walk into the village, down an alley and across a field, leads us to Low Newton-by-the-Sea.

Low Newton-by-the-Sea

This little fishing village is right on the beach, and because the road here doesn’t lead anywhere, it is very quiet.  The Ship Inn sits in the corner of the square of fishermen’s cottages.

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We leave Low Newton and follow the coastline around Newton Point, to Football Hole beach.  There are beautiful sea views here and extensive wild flower meadows.

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The path leads round The Snook, where you can see right up the beach to Beadnell.

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Beadnell Bay

Just after The Snook, we can get down to the beach.  We need to do this at low tide, as there are access restrictions during summer months to reduce disturbance to the breeding colonies of Arctic and Little Terns and Ringed Plovers, which nest on the beach.

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The beach is a gorgeous place to walk, as with almost every other beach in Northumberland.  Low tide is also the best time to cross Long Nanny Burn, as it is shallow.  It leads directly to Beadnell harbour, from where we head up into town.


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The Salt Water Cafe is a short walk through the caravan park and across fields.  It’s only small, so we can get take-away here and sit on the church green.

Along the links

The return journey is via Tughall Mill Links and Newton Links, on the Northumberland Coast Path.  This route goes round the back of the nature reserve and over Long Nanny Burn again, but on a bridge this time.

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Back to the coast

When we get to Newton Steads Car Park, we will return to the path by the coastline, and retrace our steps to Low Newton-by-the-Sea.  Here we can enjoy some refreshments at The Ship Inn, before returning to the car park.

Hope to see you there.

Julie and Martin x

Gallery – Low Newton and Beadnell

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This shows the start location for this walk.
Nearest postcode: NE66 3DH
OS Grid Reference: NU 23430 24965

Parking: We will park High Newton Car Park.  This is on the right just before High Newton-by-the-Sea village. This car park is free.

The village of High Newton-by-the-Sea is signposted where the B1339 (Coastal Route) and B1340 meet, just North of Embleton.  The Joiner’s Arms is also signposted.

Toilets: The nearest toilets are in Low Newton-by-the-Sea.