Bamburgh Castle to Coastal Tour Loop

Bamburgh Castle Coastal Circular Tour

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This cycle route takes you along a fairly flat easy route for approximately 14 miles along ‘B’ roads and rural country lanes as you return to Bamburgh via some small villages in the Northumberland countryside.

Bamburgh is a beautiful coastal village n the Northumberland coast and boasts of having one of the most famous castles in England along with its wonderful beaches. Stating from the car park situated across the road from the castle you TURN RIGHT out of the car park on to Links Road B1340 and cycle away from the village in the direction of Seahouses. As you cycle along this straight and flat road you pass sand dunes on your left and if you take the time to go over the dunes on to the beach on a good day you can see Lindisfarne Island in the distance. After cycling along Links Road for about a mile and three quarters you come to the seaside village of Seahouses and as you approach the village the road changes its name to St Adan’s. Seahouses has a small fishing harbour and some wonderful fish & chip shops.

At the centre of Seahouses you come to a small roundabout. TURN RIGHT at the roundabout and after 100 yards at t6he next small roundabout TURN LEFT along King Street B1340 towards Beadnell and as you cycle out of Seahouses you pass Seahouses Golf Club on your right. You are now cycling along the coast and after three quarters of a mile you come to the village of Beadnell. When you reach Beadnell you continue along the B1340 which bends to the right and takes you out of the village away from the coast and after about three quarters of a mile you cycle through the small village of Swinhoe. About half a mile along the lane after Swinhoe you TURN RIGHT along a country lane towards West Fleetham.

Continue to through West Fleetham and keep bearing left carry STRAIGHT ON over the small cross roads where the rural lane meet (about 200 yards after West Fleetham) and cycle to the end of the lane where you come to a ‘t’ junction. At the junction TURN RIGHT and cycle along the lane for about half a mile where you TURN LEFT just before the village of Elford and cycle towards the village of Burton.

You cycle along the lane towards Burton and TURN FIRST RIGHT along a country lane
just before the village of Burton (about three quarters of a mile after Elford). Cycle 300 yards to the end of the lane and TURN LEFT on to Ingram Lane towards Bamburgh village.
Cycle along Ingram lane for about three quarters of a mile to the centre of Bamburgh where you TURN RIGHT at the ‘T’ junction on to Front Street and cycle past The Lord Crewe Hotel and follow the road the short distance round the bend to the right and it brings you back to the car park opposite the castle. The start finish of your cycle ride.
Bamburgh Castle is one of the finest examples of a medieval castle in England and is well worth a visit along with its fantastic beach.

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