BAMBURGH
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Bamburgh - 25th June 2008
WALK STATISTICS
Date 25th June 2008 Description Bamburgh
Start Point Waren Mill Peaks Climbed  
Total Time 3hrs 00min    
Walking Time 2hrs 20min    
Stopped Time 0hrs 40min    
Distance 7.45 miles    
Moving Average 3.2 mph Start Grid Ref NU 14606 34372
Elevation at Start 1 metre Temperature N/a
Total Ascent 225 metres Weather Sun with some cloud
Max Elevation 70 metres Walking With On Own
WALK NOTES

Waren MIll - Spindlestone Heughs - Shada Plantation - Bamburgh - Bamburgh Castle - The Wynding - Harkess Rocks - Bamburgh Moor - Budle Point - Newtown - Budle - Waren Mill

It had been a nice day so I decided on an evening walk from where we were staying on holiday to the lovely Bamburgh with it's famous castle. I had worked out a rough route using a route I had read from a local guide and an Ordnance Survey Map (340 - Holy Island & Bamburgh).

The path through the woods from near Waren Mill towards Drawkiln Hill (Coast Path) was quite steep and slippy in places. There were quite a few fields to cross to Bamburgh but the views were fantastic. As I neared Bamburgh I came across signs for Bulls in the next field. I crossed the field carefully but saw no Bulls.

I then followed the B1342 into Bamburgh as the sun disappeard behind the clouds for awhile. The route I then took around the castle was quite dramatic and followed many paths through the dunes. Returning to the village I took the road/path towards the Golf Club. As I arrived at the second car park along the road I crossed the car park and on to the beach.

The next section of the route was to walk along the beach and rocks around Harkess Rocks and the white painted lighthouse. The views back to Bamburgh Castle and the lighthouse were fantastic. I returned back to Waren Mill via the Golf Club and Budle Point. This was a really enjoyable walk.

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PROFILE
REFERENCE

Reference Books Used

None
Maps Used
340 Explorer - Holy Island & Bamburgh
PHOTOGRAPHS
Poppy
Woods next to Spindlestone Heughs
View from Spindlestone Heughs
View from Spindlestone Heughs
Bee Hives at Spindlestone Heughs
Path to Shada Plantation
Bamburgh on way to Shada Plantation
Bamburgh on way to Shada Plantation
Path to Shada Plantation
Bamburgh on way to Shada Plantation
St Aidens Church - Bamburgh
Bamburgh from B1341
Flowers on the roadside near Bamburgh
Bamburgh Castle
Bamburgh Castle
Memorial at Bamburgh Castle
Entrance to Bamburgh Castle
Path through the dunes near Bamburgh Castle
Bamburgh Castle from the beach
Bamburgh Castle from the beach
Farne Islands from Bamburgh beach
Farne Islands from Bamburgh beach
Bamburgh Castle from the beach
Bamburgh Castle from the beach
Bamburgh Castle looking across sea
Bamburgh Castle looking across sea
Farne Islands with Eider Ducks
Bamburgh beach
Eiders on Bamburgh beach
Eiders on Bamburgh beach
Bamburgh Lighthouse - Black Rocks Point
Bamburgh Lighthouse - Black Rocks Point
Bamburgh Lighthouse - Black Rocks Point
Black Rock beach
Black Rock beach
Black Rock beach
Costal Path near Budle Point
Flowers near Budle Point
Costal Path near Budle Point
Budle Point
Newtown Farm
Sun sets at Budle Bay
Budle Bay

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