Bamburgh to Budle Bay Walk

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Northumberland Coastal Walk From Bamburgh to Budle Bay

Our walk begins and ends beneath the mighty walls of Bamburgh Castle, once home to the Kings of Northumbria. Rather than heading south though, we turn north to pass a lighthouse, the locally famous Stag Rock and into a wilder coast, rarely visited and remote. With views across to Lindisfarne and even The Cheviot, this is a Footsteps walk that I recommend highly.

Budle Bay at the southern end of the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve is home to thousands of migrating birds in the Winter and an area of great beauty and tranquillity in the Summer. The return journey takes us briefly along inland paths to a great lookout point that I refer to as a Titanic moment, you’ll have to come along to find out why and then it’s back to the coast.

There is a World War II gun battery to visit and the final section into the village has Bamburgh Castle in the background, a fitting end to a walk on the wilder side of the Northumberland Coast.

What to Bring

  • Walking boots or walking shoes
  • Polyester cotton trousers; no denim jeans, please
  • A waterproof coat, waterproof trousers, a hat, and gloves; a sunhat such as a baseball cap for sunny days
  • Sunscreen
  • One bottle of water per person, 1 to 1.5 litres is recommended
  • A spare jumper or fleece; it’s always nice to have a warm top to put on if needed
  • A picnic lunch and some snacks

Clothing depends on the season. Please contact us for advice!