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What a lovely walk so many different paths I didn’t even know existed around my area. Mollie my dog enjoyed it also. Some of the paths are really muddy and slippy in the winter time so I wouldn’t recommend to someone unsteady on their feet. Some up hill climbs as well. But some beautiful views along the way.

Nice walk not to hard but some sections where muddy

Trickier than I expected due to lots of up and down step sections and a grumbly knee. We had to take a detour on the beach to get around the water inlet and ended up coming back along the coastal path which was easier going.

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over grown
2 months ago

We walked this today with our dog and it kept us all entertained. The route is generally clear to follow, we missed one turn and spent some time geocaching, meaning it took us just over two and a half hours, covering 7.2km despite taking the short cut at the end. There was one overgrown section meaning we had to walk in the paddock, otherwise the going was good and dog friendly throughout. The cafe at the end finished the walk off nicely. A really nice, varied walk.

hiking
over grown
2 months ago

What a lovely walk this is!! Bit confused that they say it’s a loop because the far end of it isn’t you just walk back on yourself. But still I would do this walk again as there are so many little paths that lead off of it to explore next time. Stunning views even on a rainy day. Walked with 3 dogs all off lead the whole time. We walked on the beach for the first part (not the actual route) and had to literally climb up to the path. If you don’t mind heights I would recommend doing this.

hiking
over grown
3 months ago

Good walk that isn't too taxing for the kids. Overgrown in places but there are always slight detours to take. Beamish hall is just under half way and has a good play park to stop at. The Causey Arch cafe is good stop at the end of the walk.

walking
3 months ago

such a pleasant walk could be used as many other exercise activities aswell some very good scenary and lots of history to it ..

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

A nice, undulating walk through mixed woodland with a picturesque and quiet beach at the far end.

hiking
over grown
4 months ago

Lovely scenic walk. Gorgeous view from the Causey Arch. Some areas of the walk are largely overgrown.

It’s pretty good tbh

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bugs
muddy
over grown
4 months ago

Had a lovely afternoon walk here, stunning views over the beach and teaming with wildlife. I had a great afternoon and will be back

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muddy
over grown
4 months ago

Wild nature, should be nice in autumn

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over grown
rocky
4 months ago

I would recommend this trial, really enjoyed it. Parts of the route are definitely overgrown, there's also quite a few road crossings as well as train tracks so be wary if with dogs.

Nice easy walk. Plenty of wildlife and history. The "vigorous" hedgerow is now overgrown so we had to walk on the paddock side of the fence.

hiking
6 months ago

we parked at low force then walked to high force around 5miles we did take a buggy and made it to high force but we did have to carry the buggy over parts

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muddy
6 months ago

amazing views and Forrest trails, however very muddy, and there are very steep steps down to Hawthorne hive beach

hiking
muddy
6 months ago

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rocky
6 months ago

Brilliant walk with the dog, plenty of wildlife to see and a lovely stream for the dog to splash around in. Will definitely go back again!

hiking
6 months ago

lovely walk on my doorstep

This was a really great walk. The views were great and it wasn’t too long. Perfect afternoon stroll

Really good walk

hiking
8 months ago

This trail gives some amazing views when you get to the beach! Well worth doing however, follow the pathways and don't go off piste as you may end up lost like I did! Bit of a nightmare finding my way back

Good circular walk, nice easy route, very peaceful, includes walk through Hannah�s meadow, this is the best app for walking, never fails

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