Bamburgh to Budle Bay is just a short walk but is a good one. The views over the bay and out to the Farne Islands are wonderful on a clear day.
This day, however, was a little misty. So, whilst we still had good views, the mist did make them a bit fuzzy.
We set off up the road to the golf course and then followed the path across the course and down towards the coastline. There is more than its fair share of WW2 defences and industrial buildings here. This is because Budle Bay was once a very important port, given a charter by King Henry III in the 13th Century.
After a little stop to admire the bay, we headed inland and across the golf course again. The only route from here is down the road back into the village. There is a path at the side of the road, so it’s not too bad.
We walked through the village and out behind the castle. We took the opportunity to get down to the beach and enjoy the ultimate Nordic Walking experience. Nothing better than Nordic Walking on the sand. This heads back to the car park, where we had a cool down and bid farewell to Martyn and Bob, who were no doubt looking forward to relaxing and a Sunday lunch.
After the walk, we went to the Copper Kettle, in Bamburgh village, for lunch. Once fuelled up, we found that we had a rare Sunday afternoon to fill. So, we decided to visit the Grace Darling Museum. We’d never been to this Museum before, even though we’ve been to Bamburgh on many occasions. It was very interesting, and there were several photo opportunities and a dressing-up box for Julie.
Thank you all for coming along and we hope to see you again.
Julie and Martin x
If you like the Bamburgh and Budle Bay walk why not take a look at our other walks.
Gallery – Bamburgh to Budle Bay
Strolls with poles – Nordic Walking for Fun and Fitness