Friday, September 14, 2018

Bamburgh Lighthouse Walk

This pleasant walk along the beach from Bamburgh Castle to the lighthouse, returning via the church is about 3 miles and will take about 1hr 30 minutes - 1hr 45 minutes. Bamburgh is on the coast just north of Seahouses and about 5 miles from the A1 on the B1432 

1. Drive through the village and park in the free car park opposite the castle. 


Car Park
Bamburgh Castle from the Car Park

2. Cross the road and walk up the small road opposite towards the castle entrance. At the top take the path heading down through the dunes towards the beach keeping the castle to your left. From the beach you will see Inner Farne Island and will have a stunning view of the Castle.


Inner Farne Island
Bamburgh Castle


3. Turn left and set off along the beach keeping the castle on your left. As you near stag rock and the lighthouse you will see Holy Island in the distance. Walk across the expanse of rocks and continue up a small grassy hillock to the lighthouse. This is a good place to stop and rest and admire the wonderful views back to the castle.

Rocks near the lighthouse

Stag Rock
Bamburgh Lighthouse
Holy Island in the Distance
Bamburgh Castle from the Lighthouse

4. Retrace your steps back along the beach for a while until you see a car park above the dunes on the right. Cut across the sand dunes and head up to the car park, Cross the car park and turn left onto a small road. Follow this road until you reach the village. Turn right and walk a short distance before reaching St Aidan's church on the right. This lovely church is well worth visiting and in the churchyard you will find the tomb of Grace Darling. Opposite the church is the Grace Darling Museum which is also worth a visit. 


Bamburgh Village
St Aidan's Church
Tomb of Grace Darling

5. Leave the church and turn left back to the village. Continue to follow the road as it passes the castle and back to the car park.









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