Monday, 12 August 2013

A-Walking: Boulmer to Bamburgh via Craster

Our three walks on Sunday, 4th August, each took place in the north-eastern coastal area of Northumberland. All walks finished in Bamburgh. The A-Walk started at Boulmer, the B-Walk set off from Craster while the C-Walk commenced at Newtonbarns.
The A-Walk was led by Phil Barker - pictured below. There were six walkers in the group; the distance covered was 18 miles.
Phil Barker - A-Walk leader
After leaving our drop-off location outside The Fishing Boat Inn in Boulmer, we followed the coastal path in a northerly direction to reach Craster. We stopped here for our lunch-stop and enjoyed some good views of the harbour.
From our lunch-stop location, we continued our northerly trek along the coast. Our route took in Dunstanburgh Castle, Embleton Bay, Low Newton-by-the-Sea and Beadnell Bay. We stopped near Beadnell for a short tea-stop.
Leaving our tea-stop location, we followed a series of field paths that ran in a north-westerly direction to North Sunderland. We then rejoined the coastal path near St Aidan's Dunes. From here we had some good views of the Farne Islands and a very pleasant walk along the beach in order to reach our final destination in Bamburgh.
Today's walking conditions were superb - plenty of sunshine and lots of gentle cool breezes. In addition, of course, the coastal scenery was terrific.
Many thanks to Phil for leading the walk.
A selection of some of the photos that we took during today's walking expedition can be seen by clicking on the pink button below:

Many thanks to Jane Thompson and Phil Barker for taking the photographs.



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