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Bamburgh Castle and Budle Point is a 3.9 mile loop trail located near Bamburgh, Northumberland, England and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 3.9 miles Elevation Gain: 242 feet Route Type: Loop




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A circular walk from the popular village of Bamburgh in the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The capital of ancient Northumbria, Bamburgh is notable for three things, all of which you can explore whilst following this route. First, Bamburgh Castle is one of Northumberland's most iconic buildings and serves as a backdrop to the entire route. Second, the extensive sandy beaches are some of the best in England, ideal for picnics or rock pooling. Finally, the village is the final resting place of Grace Darling, the Victorian heroine famed for participating in the rescue of a shipwreck in 1838. Bamburgh is a very popular tourist destination so if you want to avoid the crowds it is better to visit on weekdays or out of season. The route follows the beach/sand dunes for the outward leg which, as with all sand, is a bit of a workout. There are a couple of rockier sections too so watch your step. If you want to enjoy the largest expanse of the golden beach, time your walk to avoid high tide. Dogs are welcome on the beach but please clear up after them. The return leg crosses a golf course (be sure to watch out for flying golf balls) and then follows the grass verge alongside the B-road back into the village. Where the grass verge gets narrow in a couple of places take good care to avoid the passing traffic which can be heavy at peak times. There are no stiles to negotiate, just a few kissing gates. You will pass public toilets on the way back into the village. Approximate time 2 hours.

Thu Nov 15 2018

this is a very pleasent walk from bamburgh castle which is well worth a visit a fairly easy walk really used gps tracker which made the journey easier to follow a lot of the walk is on the beach very nice completed this on 11/11/2019 regards Peter

Tue Oct 07 2014

OK, the day we went was almost perfect with a wonderful blue sky and sunshine. But I would say that it is probably the best beach I have ever visited. Bamburgh itself is a bit of a tourist destination but don't let that put you off. You only have to follow the walk for a few hundred yards to leave the town behind and enjoy the fantastic coastline.

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