DISTANCE 5.2 MILES
WEATHER BRIGHT AND DRY
START / FINISH ROADSIDE PARKING AT DUNSTAN STEADS
As I was very busy in the morning doing various job that my better half had left me (slave driver)I knew that I wouldnít be going very far today , however I did get all the jobs done in super-fast time and decided that I had knocked up enough good boy points so why not go somewhere this afternoon .
For some reason I decided to head up to low newton , that way I could call in the ship Inn at low newton and grab something to eat and drink saving myself the time and trouble of making some food to take with me . Good plan eh?
After a drive up the coast I decided to head for Dunstan Steads Park up and walk along the golf course round the nature reserve to the ship inn, grab something to eat and drink then have a wander back down the coastline along the beach, weather wise it was spot on, warm with a nice breeze and as always itís a pure joy to have a wander along this section of coastline. on the way back I decided to wander a bit further down the coastline and get a few photos of Dunstanburgh Castle , why I donít know because I must have thousands by now , but I wasnít in a hurry to get anywhere and it really is a nice old castle (if you are into that sort of thing) . I wasnít planning to pay and go inside as I had already done that a few years ago, just have a wander around it, chat to a few people that where doing the same thing then slowly make my way back to the car.
About 5 .25 miles of relaxed walking along one of Northumberlandís best bits of coastline, a really good way to spend the afternoon.
As normal a few photos that I took along the way: enjoy ,
Taken from the golf course
Taken from the golf course
The beach at Embleton Bay
Looking down the coast towards a distant Dunstanburgh Castle
Only A couple of people on the beach, sometimes you get to see seals as they come ashore here but if there are people around there tends to be none . The best time to see them is in the early winter months.
Now a couple of photos taken at the wildlife nature reserve looking at the ponds , there are huts that the birdwatchers use , they make a good stopping point in the wetter weather if you want someplace dry to have your lunch.
Now on the beach at Newton Haven.
Heading back down, there are a few more people on this section of the beach; I think that they are drawn towards the pub (like me)
The tides is right out exposing a lot of rock, itís covered with a very slippery weed which can make my life fun if I walk on it.
A few photos as I head towards the castle.
I soon leave the rocky section behind and join up with the beach at Embleton Bay
It starts to get very rocky at this point , time for me to get onto the Coastle path.
Now on the coastle path , very easy walking.
Looking across the golf course towards the castle.
Old ww2 bunker with the castle behind , just goes to show that even in this remote spot trouble is always around right through the ages .
Now I luv this bit of rock , I belive it had something to do with lava flowing many many years ago.
The cliff at Dunstanburgh.
At this point Idecide to walk around to the front of the Castle a few photos as I go.
Looking down the coast towards Craster (very busy this time of the year)
Time to head back , my path.
Last look back .
Looking towardss where I parked the car.
A very plesent way to spend the afternoon.